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  • SAN FRANCISCO— A soda tax is on the Nov. 8 ballots of three San Francisco Bay Area cities as part of a national movement by advocates to curb consumption of liquid sugar. Here's a closer look at the proposals:. All three measures levy a penny-per-ounce tax on distributors of beverages with more than 25 calories per 12 ounces.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay. Backers of the campaign say a penny-per-ounce tax is needed in San Francisco, Oakland and tiny Albany to curb consumption of...

  • LaCroix soda

    Shares of National Beverage dropped more than 12 percent on Wednesday after Glaucus Research revealed a short position in the company.

  • An SEC investigation found that a minority-owned joint venture of the Belgium- based company used third-party sales promoters from 2009 to 2012 to make improper payments to officials in India to boost sales and production in that country, the agency said in a statement. The SEC said Anheuser-Busch violated the accounting provisions of U.S. foreign bribery...

  • *Deal adds Africa, Latin American markets to AB InBev. LONDON, Sept 28- SABMiller shareholders backed the brewer's $100- billion- plus takeover by rival Anheuser-Busch InBev by a large majority on Wednesday, paving the way for one of the biggest corporate mergers in history. Criticism of the takeover offer grew over the summer, after a steep fall in sterling...

  • LONDON— A deal worth over $100 billion to combine the world's two biggest beer companies cleared its last major hurdle Wednesday when the shareholders of SABMiller approved the takeover by Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch InBev. SABMiller shareholders approved the 79 billion pound deal— dubbed Megabrew— despite opposition from some investors who saw their...

  • Beer makers AB InBev and Molson Coors are rising after SABMiller's shareholders approved the $103 billion deal that will combine InBev with SABMiller, forming the world's largest brewer. AT&T fell 87 cents, or 2.1 percent, to $40.59 after a UBS analyst downgraded the company to "Neutral" from "Buy." He cut his profit forecast for Verizon, which lost 61 cents, or 1.2...

  • Jonny Forsyth, global drinks analyst at Mintel, discusses new areas for growth in the drinks industry.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 28- Anheuser-Busch InBev said on Wednesday that it would retain its existing name after a planned $100- billion- plus takeover of rival SABMiller. AB InBev Chief Executive Carlos Brito, who will head the combined company, outlined the rationale for the deal- including the creation of the first global brewer with new fast-growing African and Latin...

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 27- Brazil's robusta coffee industry is laying off workers who transport, process and store the commodity in warehouses that are nearly idle two years into the worst drought in eight decades, according to traders and industry executives. At current prices, Brazil's 2016 robusta crop is worth $1.2 billion. Despite a major recovery in arabica...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 27- Mexican alcoholic beverage maker Jose Cuervo, the world's largest tequila producer, on Tuesday filed a prospectus with the Mexican bourse to conduct its long-expected initial public offering. The filing provided few details about the IPO, but media reports have suggested the company could seek to raise between $750 million and $1 billion.

  • ZURICH, Sept 26- Luis Cantarell, who heads Nestle's Europe, Middle East and North Africa zone and has been an advocate of blurring the lines between food and pharmaceuticals, is stepping down after 40 years, the Swiss company said on Monday. Cantarell will be replaced in January by Marco Settembri, head of Nestle's water division, which will now be run by Maurizio...

  • Portrait of George Washington

    Long Island beer maker Blue Point Brewing has created a beer inspired by George Washington to mark the first 2016 presidential debate.

  • Stocks to Watch: September 21, 2016

    General Mills, Quest Diagnostics and Boston Beer are making waves on Wall Street this Wednesday morning.

  • LONDON, Sept 21- Drinks maker Diageo said on Wednesday its 2017 fiscal year had started well, with the key drivers of improved top line growth being scotch whisky, U.S. spirits and India. "As expected, the momentum we created last year, strengthening our business through improved marketing, innovation, and commercial execution, has set us up to deliver a stronger...

  • GOLDEN, Colo.— Joe Coors Jr., a member of Colorado's prominent beer brewing family, onetime congressional candidate and prominent executive, has died. "The entire family is deeply saddened by Joe's death," said Pete Coors, vice chairman of Molson Coors Brewing Co.. Joe Coors was a great-grandson of brewery founder Adolph Coors.

  • This coffee gives you the kick you need

    The 'Asskicker' drink contains 80-times the amount of caffeine in one shot of espresso.

  • *Some 350,000 euros raised in beer-for-money crowdfunding. BRUGES, Belgium, Sept 16- A Belgian brewery is turning on the taps of a pipeline buried beneath the medieval city of Bruges to transport its beer to a bottling plant some 3 km away. Half Maan's managing director, Xavier Vanneste, said the idea of a pipe had seemed crazy until he saw local workmen laying...

  • Some of New England' s leading breweries will compete Oct. 1 to see who can turn the questionable water of Boston's Charles River into the tastiest suds. Six area breweries have signed on for the first ever "Brew the Charles" challenge, a highlight of HUBweek, a weeklong Boston- area festival celebrating innovation in art, science and technology.

  • A barista making coffee, March 17, 2006.

    Feeling drowsy? Then maybe you need an "Asskicker," a coffee containing roughly 80 times the caffeine found in one espresso shot.