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Beer named for Pacific island nuke test site draws criticism

Aug. 17, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A Texas-based company is facing criticism for naming a beer after the location of nuclear tests that resulted in the contamination of a Pacific island chain, a report said. Manhattan Project Beer Company is under scrutiny by Marshall Islanders who were exposed to high levels of...

Company stirs debate with defense of Taco Tuesday trademark

Aug. 13, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — "Taco Tuesday" may be a well-known term for a themed dinner night out or at home, but as restaurants across the U.S. have learned, it's also trademarked. Cheyenne-based Taco John's — which has nearly 400 locations in 23 states — put its legal stamp on "Taco Tuesday" 30...

Records show Lamont putting priority on business leaders

Aug. 8, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has made it a priority in his first months in office to reach out to top executives across Connecticut, embarking on a charm offensive in a state that has seen some of its best-known employers, including General Electric, move away. Lamont, a former...

UN study finds businesses fund Myanmar army abuses

Aug. 5, 2019 7:24 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A United Nations fact-finding mission called Monday for an embargo on arms sales to Myanmar and for targeted sanctions on businesses with connections to the military after finding they are funding human rights abuses. The mission released a report detailing how businesses run by...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower after Fed rate cut

Jul. 31, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Thursday after the U.S. central bank cut its key interest rate but left investors uncertain about future reductions. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Australia tumbled while Tokyo was little-changed. The Federal Reserve's quarter-point cut,...

Brazil police target brewery CEO in graft case

Jul. 31, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police said Wednesday they are seeking to arrest the CEO of a beer maker who is accused of paying kickbacks to politicians disguised as donations. Federal police said Grupo Petropolis chief Walter Faria had not been found, but three other suspects had been arrested so far....

Budweiser brewer sells Australian unit to pay off debt

Jul. 19, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — AB Inbev, the world's biggest brewer with brands like Budweiser and Corona, said Friday it is selling its unit in Australia to reduce debt after it decided against listing shares in Asia. The company is selling Carlton & United Breweries for $16 billion AUD ($11.3 billion) to Japanese...

Court: Man's legal crusade against TGI Fridays can proceed

Jul. 12, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

It's not yet last call for a New Jersey man's lawsuit claiming TGI Fridays broke consumer fraud laws by not publishing drink prices. A state appeals court ruled Thursday that a lower court erred when it denied class action status to Robert Cameron's lawsuit. The suit claims Cameron was "shocked" when he dined at...

Last call: Brewery run by Busch heir going out of business

Jul. 11, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri brewery that makes Kraftig beer, which is operated by an heir to the family that founded Anheuser-Busch, is going out of business. The William K. Busch Brewing Co. announced the decision Wednesday, citing market demand. Busch said in a statement that he hopes to eventually...