The Business Beat – Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2014

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Mondelez, Google link up for online video

Oreo-maker Mondelez International plans to step up its online video marketing under an agreement with Google.

Amtrak adds Wi-Fi, business class to Chicago-Indianapolis route

Amtrak is adding free Wi-Fi, modest food service and business-class seating to a passenger line that runs between Indianapolis and Chicago.

Pepsi to launch soda sweetened with stevia

There’s Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and now, Pepsi True, a midcalorie version of the soda made with natural sweeteners.

ALSO: Pepsi has a plan for making granola bars pop [Entrepreneur]

US stocks drop sharply; airlines sink

It was a rough start to October for financial markets Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average dropping more than 200 points as investors reacted to a round of negative economic news in the U.S. and abroad.

Batman Burger offered by McDonald’s Hong Kong

McDonald’s Hong Kong is rolling out a line of Justice League theme meals and starting off with Batman.

Hospira gets FDA warning letter about Australia plant

Hospira Inc. has received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration related to an inspection of the drugmaker’s operations at an Australian plant.

Canada’s Club Coffee sues Keurig Green Mountain for $600M

Canada’s Club Coffee accuses K-cup coffee pod maker Keurig Green Mountain of trying to limit competition to keep prices artificially high.

ADP completes spinoff of CDK Global

Payroll processor Automatic Data Processing Inc. said Wednesday it has completed its spinoff of Hoffman Estates-based CDK Global Inc.

Fellowes acquires iPhone case maker Optrix

Fellowes Brands has acquired Optrix Inc., a maker of waterproof cases and accessories for iPhones.

US companies add jobs at healthy clip in September

U.S. businesses added 213,000 jobs in September, stepping up hiring for the sixth straight month, according to a private survey.

ADM completes deal for WILD Flavors

Archer Daniels Midland Co. will combine WILD Flavors and some existing operations into a new specialty-products business unit.

Coca-Cola revises executive pay after criticism

Coca-Cola is revising its pay plan for executives after shareholders including Warren Buffett expressed disapproval and called it excessive.

Ford adding 1,000 new jobs in Canada

Ford Motor Co. of Canada is adding 1,000 jobs at its plant in Oakville, Ontario, to build the 2015 Ford Edge crossover SUV for the global market.

Truck deals help boost US auto sales in September

September sales won’t be as hot as August, the best month in eight years, but industry analysts still expect them to be strong.

General Mills plans to cut 700 to 800 jobs

General Mills is trimming its work force for the second time in a month.

App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer coding app that they say is the first designed specifically for children as young as 5.

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