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Top beer makers to join forces to face industry challenges
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The world's biggest beer maker clinched a deal Tuesday to take over its nearest rival in a bid to stave off the megabrewers' most serious problems: the surge in popularity of craft brews and weakening sales in the rich markets of the U.S. and Europe....

Who makes this beer? Brands owned by big brewers
The King of Beers is expanding its kingdom: Anheuser Busch InBev, the company behind Budweiser, said Tuesday that it plans to buy rival SABMiller for $106 billion, bringing together the world's two largest beer makers. Combining the two will shake up the global beer market, giving the company control of a third of the market....

Twitter CEO Dorsey: Tech's latest would-be comeback kid
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twitter boss Jack Dorsey, the newly anointed savior of the quirky but troubled microblogging service, is the latest in a long line of tech company founders who've been called back to revive their wayward startups. After co-founding Twitter in 2006 and serving a previous two-year stint as CEO, Dorsey returned to the top job last week. His first moves: slashing staff and touting new features intended to draw in more users....

Twitter purging up to 336 workers as new CEO slashes costs
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twitter is laying off up to 336 employees, signaling CEO Jack Dorsey's resolve to slash costs while the company struggles to make money....

CSX delivers relatively flat 3Q profit despite volume dip
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Tight cost controls helped CSX Corp. deliver relatively flat third-quarter profit even though the railroad hauled 3 percent less freight and continued facing weak coal demand....

US stocks are lower as investors assess earnings, deals
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks moved lower on Tuesday as investors assess the latest deal news and company earnings reports. Ryder System led industrial stocks lower after it cut its profit forecast for the third quarter. Twitter rose after announcing that it would lay off staff as it strives to turn a profit....

Less skin: Playboy to stop running pictures of nude women
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Playboy is about to find out how many people really do read it for the articles....

Playboy through the decades: Key moments in magazine's past
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Playboy has announced it will no longer run photos of completely naked women, a change that will take place in 2016. Here are some other milestones in the magazine's history:...

JPMorgan earns $6.27 billion, misses analysts' estimates
NEW YORK (AP) -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. saw its third-quarter profits rise 22 percent from a year earlier, helped by a significant one-time tax benefit. But the bank's results still missed analysts' expectations as revenue declined in all of its core businesses....

Union: Chronic shortage of air traffic controllers a crisis
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A chronic shortage of controllers has reached a crisis that will lead to widespread flight delays if left unchecked, officials for the union that represents air traffic controllers said Tuesday....

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Top beer makers to join forces to face industry challenges

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