Budweiser Ditches the Clydesdales for Jay Z

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AB InBev plans to concentrate future Budweiser promotions exclusively on the 21- to 27-year-old age bracket, after years of developing advertising and marketing that appeals to all ages.

Franchisees Buck Minimum-Wage Push

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Owners of fast-food restaurants and other franchises are mobilizing to counter the spread of union-backed worker strikes and protests seeking higher wages.

BHP Outlines Plan to Cut Costs

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BHP Billiton outlined plans to cut costs further and curb investment spending, as the world’s biggest miner by market value looks to simplify and strengthen its business amid falling commodity prices.

Accident at DuPont Puts Plant in Spotlight

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DuPont’s chemical plant in La Porte, Texas, for many years has gained a strong reputation among industrial-safety experts for migrating to safer chemicals. But a deadly gas leak at the plant is now raising questions.

Hedge Funds Bet on Coal-Mining Failures

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Hedge funds are betting that some of the largest U.S. coal companies are heading for the financial slag heap.

Samsung Weighs Management Shake-Up

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Samsung Electronics is considering a leadership shake-up, including installing a new mobile chief, according to people familiar with the matter, to revive its fortunes after a difficult year.

Christie's Hong Kong Sale Hits $82 Million

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Buyers snapped up works by Japanese and Southeast Asian artists at Christie’s evening sale in Hong Kong totaling $82 million.

AIG Case Could Turn on Nonstar Witnesses

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As testimony wraps up in the long-running trial on AIG’s bailout, testimony from two low-profile witnesses from early in the proceedings may turn out to be the key.

Drone Flights Face FAA Hit

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A looming rule proposal would restrict commercial drone uses, require pilot license.

When Is Free Speech Illegal?

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A case before the Supreme Court over threats made on Facebook is highlighting long-standing tension between law enforcement and free-speech advocates over when threatening speech breaks the law.

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