Coca-Cola ends talks with Quaker Oats

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Coca-Cola Co. late Nov. 21 said it won't pursue a merger with Quaker Oats Co., apparently ending the possibility Coca-Cola will buy Quaker, maker of Gatorade. Coca-Cola this week had confirmed its interest in the marketer, which rival PepsiCo had been pursuing earlier.

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