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  • Six Pack: Beer Buzz of the Week Saturday, 25 Aug 2012 | 6:06 PM ET

    Six items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer including "Beer-acrocy In Action."

  • Strong Spirit Sales Boost Diageo     Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 10:40 AM ET

    Paul Walsh, CEO of Diageo, offers insight on the company's growth forecast and earnings. Shares are up by 40 percent in the last year driven, in part, by torrid growth in Latin America.

  • Christie’s First Online Auction Sells $820,000 in Wine Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 2:22 PM ET
    Christie's first online exclusive wine sale.

    Christie's Sold $820,000 worth of wine in an online-only sale, setting the stage for more auctions to be held online.

  • A Beer Binge Coming to an End? Heineken Says No Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 7:39 AM ET

    Beer brewer Heineken is edging closer to acquiring Asia Pacific Breweries as the company’s first half profits disappointed on Wednesday, but an analyst warns that it could get tougher for the industry as takeovers reach a saturation point.

  • Six Pack: Beer Buzz of the Week Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 5:10 PM ET

    Six items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits as we head into the weekend, including "craft beer" being added to the dictionary and questions around the safety of plastic kegs.

  • Bud vs. Miller on the Campaign Trail Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 11:43 AM ET
    Barak Obamba, Iowa State Fair

    It’s an age-old battle. “Miller Time” versus “The King of Beers.” Typically the stuff of TV ads, this week it played out on the presidential campaign trail.

  • Carlsberg Profit Misses Estimates on Wet Weather     Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 4:30 AM ET

    Joergen Buhl Rasmussen, CEO of Carlsberg, told CNBC that their Western European business was impacted by the wet weather in Europe in quarter two, but investments in the brand were paying off.

  • Nanny State in the Making?     Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 2:59 PM ET

    A new study shows that curbing sales of junk food and sugary drinks at schools may help slow the spread of childhood obesity. Will this study boost efforts by cities across the U.S. to restrict super-sized beverages? Justin Wilson, Center for Consumer Freedom, and Jim Copland, Manhattan Institute, discuss.

  • Six Pack: Beer Buzz of the Week Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 3:42 PM ET

    Six items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits, including booming beer sales, a Super PAC to raise beer money, and a brewer giving free beer when it rains. I'll drink to that.

  • Six Pack: Beer Buzz of the Week Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 9:13 PM ET

    Six items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits, including how far some beer has traveled, the Teen Commandments and here come the Brewlyweds! I'll drink to that.

  • Party foul! One analyst says a mix-up in Nielsen data was actually underestimating sales of Boston Beer's Angry Orchard Cider.

  • London Pubs and Brews Hope for Olympic Boost Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 3:25 PM ET

    Six items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits as we head into this Olympics weekend, including the official Olympic wine, a special 1908 Pale Ale and a "performance-enhanced" beer from Brew Dog.  

  • Surprisingly Legal Drugs Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
    Amyl nitrate is a medical treatment for heart disease and cyanide poisoning. It’s also used as an inhalant that goes by the street name “poppers,” and it’s been abused ever since the disco era.

    The marketplace for narcotics isn’t what it used to be. Read ahead to see a list of dangerous drugs that are legal in many American states.

  • Pepsi Scores Earnings Beat & Halftime Show     Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 7:03 AM ET

    Hugh Johnston, PepsiCo CFO, breaks down the beverage maker's Q2 earnings of $1.12 EPS versus $1.09 estimate on revenues of $16.5 billion, hurt by higher commodity prices and restructuring plans. He also discusses the company's Super Bowl sponsorship.

  • Discussing the state of the food industry, with David Wenner, B&G Foods' president & CEO.

  • New Yorkers to Get Their Say on Sugary Drink Ban Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 8:43 AM ET
    Soda

    Whether they think the mayor is combating obesity or infringing on their rights, New Yorkers are scheduled to have their say on a proposed ban on large sugary drinks served at restaurants, movie theaters and other eateries.

  • NBA: Ads On Jerseys a Slam Dunk Saturday, 21 Jul 2012 | 1:14 AM ET

    The NBA is about to go where none of the four major U.S. sports league has gone before – allowing teams to put advertising on player jerseys.

  • Six Pack: Beer Buzz of the Week Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 2:22 PM ET

    Six items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits as we head into the weekend, including a rash of horney goats, Ikea beer, and a moment with Steve Nash.

  • Startup Customers Design Own Soft Drinks for Profit Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 2:28 PM ET
    UFlavor

    uFlavor, which sells beverages in unique flavor combinations, is perfecting a web platform that allows users to customize drinks and sell them for a profit. What's your flavor?

  • Foreign-Owned America Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 12:46 PM ET
    According to the National Association of Convenience Stores, 2011 was a good year for the industry. Sales  prompting NACS Chairman Tom Robinson to conclude that “one-stop shopping and speed of service for refreshments, food and fuel… continues to resonate with our customers.”Perhaps no convenience store chain in the U.S. is as well-known as 7-Eleven, originator of the Slurpee and the Big Gulp. It operates over  throughout the country, but nearly twice that amount is found in Japan, home of Seven

    CNBC presents a list of 10 foreign-owned brands, businesses and landmarks that are perceived by the public to be as American as it gets.