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'Big impact': UK economic chaos, pound plunge hit businesses

Sep. 30, 2022 02:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Like many small business owners in Britain, Harry Niazi hoped for government help to keep his south London fish and chip shop going in the face of rocketing energy bills and soaring inflation. But an economic stimulus plan announced last week by Prime Minister Liz...

British pound stabilizes, but turmoil still roils UK economy

Sep. 27, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British pound stabilized Tuesday as U.K. authorities tried to ease investor concerns after the biggest tax cuts in 50 years sent the currency tumbling to a record low and prompted some businesses to predict a devastating combination of a weak currency and rising interest rates....

Craft beer merger involves brewery with New Orleans roots

Sep. 23, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans beer company with roots in the early 20th century — and purchased five years ago by the owners of the New Orleans Saints — has merged with three other regional breweries. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports that the Benson Group...

UK businesses laud energy relief, but costs still a struggle

Sep. 22, 2022 02:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — At Sophia Sutton-Jones' bakery in North London, the electricity bill has more than tripled since the start of the year. It now costs 5,500 pounds ($6,260) a month to power the ovens and keep the lights on at Sourdough Sophia. “Where should I magically take 4,000...

Composting companies battle contamination as programs expand

Sep. 17, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Clinton Sander is done with contaminated compost. On a recent morning, he sifted through long piles of waste from Denver and Boulder at a facility in Keenesburg operated by A1 Organics, the state’s largest compost recycler. Sander, the company’s...

GOP candidate Schmitt a no-show at Senate debate in Missouri

Sep. 16, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

LAKE OZARK, Mo. (AP) — Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Trudy Busch Valentine called for compassion for immigrants, criticized the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade and pressed the need to address climate change during a candidate forum before a gathering of journalists on Friday —...

Oktoberfest is back but inflation hits brewers, cost of beer

Sep. 16, 2022 10:40 AM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Oktoberfest is back in Germany after two years of pandemic cancellations — the same bicep-challenging beer mugs, fat-dripping pork knuckles, pretzels the size of dinner plates, men in leather shorts and women in cleavage-baring traditional dresses. But while brewers...

Jim Beam outlines expansion to ramp up bourbon production

Sep. 14, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

Jim Beam plans to ramp up bourbon production at its largest Kentucky distillery to meet growing global demand in a more than $400 million expansion to be powered by renewable energy. The project will increase capacity by 50% at the Beam plant in Boston, Kentucky, while reducing...

Man burned at St. Paul brewery to receive $56 million

Sep. 09, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul man who was severely scalded by hot water while working at a local brewery is due to receive $56 million in damages and interest after filing a lawsuit six years ago. A Ramsey County jury awarded DeWarren Harris more than $35 million this week...

Victims of floatplane crash included activist, winemaker

Sep. 06, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — A civil rights activist, a business owner, a lawyer, an engineer and the founder of a winery and his family were on the floatplane that crashed in the waters of Washington state's Puget Sound, killing 10. The U.S. Coast Guard released the names of the...