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Posted: June 12, 2014 at 2:49 a.m.

This product image provided by the Coca-Cola Co. shows a 20-pack of Vitaminwater drinks. Fans of Vitaminwater are demanding that parent company Coca-Cola drop a new formula that uses stevia, a low-calorie sweetener known for its metallic aftertaste. Coca-Cola Co. changed the formula for its full-calorie Vitaminwater in May, and the new bottles have been hitting shelves nationwide ever since.

State truckers group taps Newton to lead Shannon Newton has been named president of the Arkansas Trucking Association. Newton has spent the past 11 years with the organization, serving as vice president since 2008.

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This file photo made April 22, 2010 shows a Wall Street sign in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock futures slipped Wednesday, June 11, 2014, after the World Bank downgraded its forecast for the global economy this year, citing a bitter American winter and the political crisis in Ukraine.

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