Don Kendall made a name for himself by giving Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev his first taste of Pepsi. The 89-year-old former PepsiCo Inc. chief executive officer can also take some credit for the company’s latest move in Russia -- the takeover of Wimm-Bill-Dann Dairy & Juice Co.
Van Cliburn, the pianist from Texas whose triumph in a 1958 Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow united Americans and Russians in appreciation of his artistry, providing a brief thaw in the Cold War, has died. He was 78.
“A modest man,” Winston Churchill supposedly quipped about Clement Attlee, his successor as prime minister, “but then he has so much to be modest about.” We should say the same about economists, particularly their ability to forecast anything in a useful and timely manner.
The annual United Nations General Assembly in New York has long been a magnet for world leaders great and small, so it’s hosted some performances that are memorable more for entertainment value than for their import.
Checkpoint Charlie is once again home to the Berlin Wall and the Cold War. Two new attractions aim to cater for tourists hungry for information about the historic site at the heart of the German capital.
The Russian government gave its approval today for PepsiCo Inc. to buy a controlling stake in the Wimm-Bill-Dann Dairy & Juice Co., one of Russia’s leading producers of juice and dairy products, for $3.8 billion.