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The Week Ahead

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Coca-Cola

The soft-drink maker issues fourth-quarter results, which could be dented by high commodity prices. CEO Neville Isdell believes the odds of a U.S. recession this year are more than 50%.

 

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Does New Data Signal Recession?

BusinessWeek Chief Economist Mike Mandel explains why the Feb. 5 negative reading from the Non-Manufacturing ISM index may not mean recession is here

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A Tiny Bit of Sunshine for Detroit

Slashed production is finally getting supply more aligned with demand—and prices are rising

On the Border: The 'Virtual Fence' Isn't Working

Presidential candidates talk big about security to the south, but so far electronic surveillance costing millions is doing little to keep illegals out

Generation MySpace Is Getting Fed Up

Annoyed with the ad deluge on social networks, many users are spending less time on the sites

IN YOUR FACE: CALORIC FOOD FIGHT

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Reader An Eater Writes:

"The parallels drawn between the restaurant industry and tobacco industry are very telling. The size of their bottom line is more important than the size and health of the American bottom."

 

The Welch Way: Jack & Suzy Welch

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Miscreants Among Us

Most rogues, like SocGen's Jérôme Kerviel, don't go unnoticed—just unreported