Four new Diet Coke flavors

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The markets traded mixed during the midday with the Dow adding 4 points to 25,390. Nasdaq lost 19 points to 7144.


Coca-Cola announced four new flavors of its zero calorie Diet Coke that will be available at the end of the month. Feisty Cherry, Ginger Lime, Twisted Mango and Zesty Blood Orange will come in a redesigned skinny 12-ounce can. The adventurous new flavors are being marketed to millennials.


Boeing introduced a new autonomous electric cargo air vehicle with the capacity for a 500 pound load. The autonomous vehicle is powered by an electric propulsion system and fitted with eight counter rotating blades that allow the aircraft to take-off and land vertically. Boeing expects the prototype to have many uses beyond cargo delivery.


Owners of the F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks have sued Ford for emissions cheating. The lawsuit alleges that the car maker installed software that would allow the trucks to pass emissions tests but released emissions that were at least double the legal limit when the truck was being driven under normal circumstances. German auto supplier Robert Bosch was also named as a defendant in the lawsuit. 


In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of nearly 3 to 2 on the NYSE and by 9 to 8 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 slipped 2 points to 2,748. Bitcoin climbed $151 to $14,570.


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