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Brewer AB Inbev expects thousands of job cuts in merger deal
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The world's largest brewer, AB Inbev, says it expects to cut about 3 percent of its total workforce - equivalent to thousands of jobs - once it completes its huge merger with its closest rival, SABMiller....

Tribe trucks totem pole 4,800 miles in fossil fuels protest
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Pacific Northwest tribe is traveling nearly 5,000 miles across Canada and the United States with a 22-foot-tall totem pole on a flatbed truck in a symbolic journey meant to galvanize opposition to fossil fuel infrastructure projects they believe will imperil native lands....

Auto, technology industries clash over talking cars
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams, automakers and government officials say....

European shares down as investors wait for US Fed cue
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- European shares were mostly lower Friday following mixed trading in Asia, with investors preferring to sit on the sidelines ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's speech later in the day for cues on the timing of the next policy rate hike....

Bold moves, tepid gains: Have central banks met their limit?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The world's key central banks have worked themselves into contortions to try to rev up economic growth, raise inflation and coax consumers and businesses to borrow and spend more....

Investors to seek any hint of Yellen timetable on rate hikes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Janet Yellen steps to the microphone Friday morning at an annual central bank forum in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, investors will be listening for one thing above all: Any hint of the Federal Reserve chair's expected timetable for the next interest rate increase....

VW: employee chief floats idea of taking stakes in suppliers
BERLIN (AP) -- Volkswagen's employee council chief is suggesting that the automaker consider taking stakes in suppliers after a dispute disrupted production in Germany....

Air New Zealand posts record profit but warns of competition
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand's national airline on Friday posted a record profit thanks to surging tourism and lower fuel costs, but warned it expected increased competition from rival international carriers in the year ahead....

Russian convicted in masterminding global online theft ring
SEATTLE (AP) -- The son of a Russian lawmaker has been convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that netted him millions of dollars....

Lotte Group vice chairman found dead before corruption probe
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Lotte Group's vice chairman has been found dead as authorities widen a probe into corruption at South Korea's fifth-largest business group, officials at the company and police said Friday....

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