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Is Learning Increasingly Self-Directed in the Digital Era?

"We can only have citizens who can live constructively in this kaleidoscopically changing world if we are willing for them to become self-starting, self-initiating learners," said Carl Rogers' in 1968. It has never been more relevant than now, with self directed learning becoming an integral part …

The Future of Consumer Tech Is About Making You Forget It’s There

Microsoft, Samsung, GoPro, and others take their best guesses at the next five years of consumer electronics.<p>When Apple introduced the iPad 2 in 2011, it laid out a noble goal for the future of technology.<p>“Technology alone is not enough,” an Apple ad proclaimed. “Faster, thinner, lighter, those are …

Audi will build you a Tesla-beating electric R8 supercar, but only on request

Audi will announce its second-generation R8 supercar at the Geneva Motor Show next week (we'll be there!), which will be available in a couple flavors of V10 engine producing anywhere from 540 to 610 horsepower. By all appearances, it's going to be a beautiful machine — the first R8 certainly …

Can Nonalcoholic Beer Save Big Brewers?

An unlikely star of the brand-name beer industry is beer that doesn't give you a buzz.<p>Beer giants have been contending in recent years with saturation in what are traditionally their biggest markets -- the U.S. and Western Europe -- as drinkers turn increasingly to craft brews and boozier spirits. …

Someone’s invented a baby beer bottle so the cool kids can chug back their formula in style

So, this is odd.<p>Rhode Island based design company Fred’s & Friends, which aims to create products that bring a smile to your face, is selling a baby …

Fortune.com

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TN bill would let teens sip, but not swallow, beer

Alcohol tile<p>Alcohol tile<p>Photo by The Tennessean /Times Free Press.<p>Teenage students at Tennessee colleges would get the chance to sip — but not …

AB InBev Profit Lifted by U.S. Recovery

Strong dollar hurts brewer’s sales elsewhere<p>BRUSSELS—Anheuser-Busch InBev NV on Thursday said economic recovery in the U.S. helped offset the impact of a stronger dollar that hurt sales elsewhere in the company’s global beer empire, pushing up profits during the fourth quarter.<p>The results show that …

Anheuser-Busch InBev

V for vagabond: Brewdog launches new gluten-free beer

To launch the new ale and encourage drinkers to be intolerant of gluten intolerance, beer lovers can order the new gluten-free drink at any Brewdog …

Gluten-Free

Can McDonald's get back on top of the fast food chain? - CNN Video

CNN's Maggie Lake speaks to Peter Shankman about the menu of challenges that McDonald's faces in the restaurant industry.

McDonald's

McDonald's franchisees to new CEO: back-to-basics, fast

By Lisa Baertlein<p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp <MCD.N> franchisees have an urgent order for the fast-food giant's new CEO - get …

Burger King merger brings layoffs to Tim Hortons

Jan. 28, 2015<p>Restaurant Brands International has confirmed it is laying off employees in Tim Hortons headquarters and regional offices in the wake of …

Tim Hortons

Are Shake Shack investors voting with their taste buds?

NEW YORK (MarketWatch)—Investors salivated over Shake Shack Friday SHAK, +2.88% sending the stock more than 125% above its issue price in the first …

How McDonald's Arches Can Be Golden Again

The vaunted fast-food empire's emphasis on innovation came at the expense of its trademark consistency.<p>Long before Ray Kroc established the empire that currently employs more people than the entire United States military, the McDonald’s pioneer lied about his age and enlisted as an ambulance driver …

Hey, McDonald's: Here's how to get your groove back

McDonald's, let me have your attention for a moment.<p>You're hurting right now. Your CEO, Don Thompson, is stepping down after two years on the job. …

The 10 Most Popular New Businesses for Entrepreneurs to Start | Inc.com

Dreaming of starting a business and wondering what kind it should be? We can't answer that, but we can tell you the types of businesses other entrepreneurs are most interested in starting.<p>Every month, more than a million people visit Bplans and search among sample business plans for more than 500 …

Small Business

2015 Best of Craft Beer Awards Winners

The 2nd annual <b>Best of Craft Beer Awards</b> were judged last weekend in Bend, and the winners were announced Monday. Any U.S. brewery licensed by the TTB …

Craft Beer

Craft beer sales on tap in Florida legislature

Small craft brewers may no longer be allowed to sell the beer they make to customers on-site at a brewery.<p>The Florida Retail Federation recently …

This Is What the World's First Biodegradable Beer Bottle Will Look Like

Leave it to the Danes to find a better way to drink beer. The makers of Carlsberg announced plans Tuesday to create a biodegradable bottle made of …

Craft beer demand froths over

CAN'T KEEP UP: Garage Project co-founder Jos Ruffell said container loads of orders from overseas customers were being turned down because there …

New Zealand

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Coming soon to cans: Firestone Walker, Pipeworks, Saint Arnold

The canned beer train continues to chug along, picking up three new riders in 2015: veteran breweries Firestone Walker and Saint Arnold, both of …

Paso Robles

Here's what made Elysian a target for Anheuser-Busch, and what other Seattle breweries could be next - Puget Sound Business Journal

By Rachel Lerman <br>– Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal<p>Jan 28, 2015, 1:15pm PST<p>Elysian Brewing Co. spent 20 years crafting its beer, expanding …

Short's overtakes New Holland in 2014 production

<i>Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect Atwater Brewery's 2014 production.</i><p>BELLAIRE, MI — Short’s Brewing reported significant growth in …

Michigan

Craft beer drinkers enter the five stages of grief

Brewery takeovers are now a fact of life in craft beer.<p>When Anheuser-Busch InBev BUD, -1.91% announced last week it was buying 20-year-old Seattle …

Super Bowl 'draft' picks for Seattle and New England

<b>(CNN) —</b> The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks hail from two of the finest craft beer regions in the U.S.<p>Boston is home to Samuel Adams, the largest-selling craft beer company in the country, as well as some smaller, notable breweries like Trillium Brewing and Cambridge Brewing Co.<p>Seattle …

Beer

McDonald’s CEO Is Out as Sales Decline

Fast-Food Chain Has Struggled to Attract Younger Customers<p>McDonald’s Corp. said Chief Executive Don Thompson was leaving, less than three years into his tenure, and promoted a company veteran to try to revive the fast-food giant from its worst slump in more than a decade.<p>Steve Easterbrook, 47 years …

McDonald's

McDonald's runs the emotional gamut in its Super Bowl ad teaser - Chicago Business Journal

By Lewis Lazare <br>– Reporter, Chicago Business Journal<p>Jan 27, 2015, 1:36pm CST<p>The speculation can end now.<p>McDonald's has confirmed that it will run a …

How Brooklyn Brewery Tripled Sales In 5 Years Without Traditional Advertising

That's why it may surprise you that the company has achieved this success without placing any ads.<p>Despite its lack of traditional television, print, and online advertising, Brooklyn Brewery has tripled sales in the past five years. It's done so by sponsoring events in its main distribution regions …

Brooklyn Brewery