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James Quincey becomes the new CEO at the Coca-Cola Company May 1. As he replaces Muhtar Kent, he faces a myriad of challenges.

But according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, industry watchers say Quincey is up for the challenge.  They say he understands the need to invest in a broad portfolio of products beyond sparkling beverages. The company is now focusing on low- and no-calorie products. That product mix is expected to focus on coffee, teas, juice and water drinks.

In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Hershey, Pa.
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Giving workers a raise, investing in new machinery. Small business owners have long wish lists to choose from if the Trump administration's plan to lower tax rates becomes law — but most don't expect to go on a hiring binge.

 

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Jacques Brinon / Associated Press

Atlanta-based Coca-Cola's sales declined in the first quarter as it restructured its business, and the world's biggest beverage maker said it will trim 1,200 jobs starting later this year as it deepens its cost cutting.

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Eboni Lemon / WABE

Winter pretty much stood up South-Central Texas this year, and the neglect is showing in this season's scanty crop of Hill Country peaches.

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"Some things bloomed really extended and long, and some didn't take, so it's been really an interesting year," peach grower Russ Studebaker said. "We'll have, I think, about a 30 percent crop, which is better than nothing. So we're happy about that."

matt rourke / Associated Press

A Starbucks barista has taken to social media hoping to make orders for the coffee chain's much buzzed about Unicorn Frappuccino disappear.

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