The Coca-Cola Company’s (NYSE:KO) charitable arm, known as The Coca-Cola Foundation, donated $8.6 million in grants in the third quarter to 52 community organizations, among which included $740,000 to seven organizations in Atlanta.
Microsoft Corporation’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) intro of Windows 8 did not explode hardware sales as was expected, but “slow but steady” improvements have been noticed, according to ReadWrit, which added that it is not foreseen that Windows 8 software sales will accelerate until around the second quarter of 2013.
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Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) filed a complaint last week to prevent the ‘OUR Wal-Mart’ worker protests from occurring on Black Friday and now federal labor officials say that their top priority is to make a decision as to whether to seek an injunction on behalf of the retailer, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) and Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDSA), along with their partners in Kazakhstan’s Kashagan oil field, see a postponement of a minimum of two years on a plan to push output by 20 percent, which shrinks the time they have to recuperate costs in the $46 billion project that’s already eight years behind, say sources to Bloomberg.
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