5. Costco Flattens CokeNEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Sorry, Costco ( COST) customers. No Coke, Pepsi ( PEP - Get Report)! Costco confirmed Monday that it ceased carrying Coca-Cola Co. ( KO - Get Report) products due to a pricing dispute with the beverage maker. The wholesale club operator, which operates about 560 warehouses in the U.S. and abroad, said on its Web site that it will not remove bottles of Coke and Diet Coke currently displayed on its store shelves, but does not plan to restock them "until the matter is resolved."
4. Genentech Speaks Washington's LanguageThe nation's hardworking public servants in Congress are really speaking Genentech's language. We aren't kidding you. They literally are.
3. GM's Payback JiveThanks for nothing, GM. General Motors said Monday it lost $1.2 billion from the time it left bankruptcy protection through Sept. 30. While that may seem like less than celebratory news, it was a much improved figure from previous quarters. In fact, performance at General Motors was so much better than anticipated that the auto giant also proudly boasted it will begin repaying $6.7 billion in U.S. government loans starting with a $1.2 billion payment in December.
2. The (Double) Cheeseburger RebellionWatch your neck, your highness. There's revolution in the air at Burger King ( BKC). In a letter to Burger King's board dated Nov. 11, but released this week, a group representing hundreds of franchisees attacked management for its "ill-conceived" decisions that they say could endanger their businesses.