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Pepsi Beverages to Pay $3.13 Million in Race Discrimination Case

PepsiCo Inc.’s biggest bottling unit agreed to pay $3.13 million and offer jobs and training to resolve charges the company discriminated against blacks, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said.

The settlement by Pepsi Beverages Co. will be divided among black applicants denied jobs at the unit, previously known as Pepsi Bottling Group, and will cover costs to make the payments.