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Budweiser still dealing with blowback from anti-craft beer Super Bowl ad

After Budweiser debuted its controversial Super Bowl ad knocking craft brewers and their fans, small breweries responded with heartfelt video statements and new beers, mocking the King. Now months later, it looks like the little guy is still putting up one heck of a good-natured fight.<p>While some …

Dr. Pepper: A scrappy survivor in a sea of struggling soda giants

For decades, there were few things more quintessentially American than taking a gulp, or many more, of fizzy soda at parties, at home, at barbecues, …

Exxon CEO: Oil prices won't spike for years

There is mounting evidence that oil prices are poised to rebound from a historic bust.<p>Rig counts hit new lows each week. For the week ending on April 17, Baker Hughes says the U.S. lost an additional 34 oil and gas rigs, bringing the total down to 954. Domestic crude oil production appears to have …

Shopping tools help patients find cash prices for medical procedures

When Vicki Burns was told she needed total hip replacement surgery in 2012 she asked her local hospital for a cash price. She got a $79,000 estimate for the surgery.<p>A doctor advised her to research the fee that the hospital accepts from<p>Medicareand use that as a starting point. Her husband gathered …

Maine’s shrimp ban sees Canadian sales surging

Maine fishmonger Glen Libby made a disheartening discovery during brunch on Easter Sunday – the cold water shrimp on the menu at a restaurant up the street from his fish market were from Canada, not New England.<p>More of the sweet, quarter-sized crustaceans from Canada are turning up in American …

GM shielded from many ignition-switch lawsuits, bankruptcy judge rules

General Motors is shielded from claims over deaths and other damages that occurred in crashes before the automaker's 2009 restructuring in Bankruptcy Court, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, stopping more than 100 cases that center on faulty ignition switches and other claims.<p>However, people injured …

Are You Ready For The Impact Of 'Fight For $15' On The Fast Food World?

For the record, I fully support American workers being paid a fair wage, and today’s demonstrations to “Fight for $15” exhibit the strong support for the rights of workers, some 42 percent of whom in the U.S. make less than $15 per hour.<p>I do have concerns about what happens next. We need to have a …

Quaffing down the beer tax

The spread of craft breweries creates a bipartisan coalition to cut levies.<p>Few things can bring the parties together on tax policy — but brewers are hoping beer is one of them.<p>Where once the brewing industry was concentrated in Wisconsin, Missouri and Colorado in particular, the craft brewery boom …