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  • 7 industries at greatest risk from climate change Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    Some big global industries have a lot at stake due to climate change. Their profitability, and very survival, may depend on it.

  • McD's millennial problem: Is new campaign working? Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    McDonald's is pinning its domestic turnaround hopes in part on a campaign highlighting its food quality. So is it working?

  • 'Drought' beer: California breweries hit dry times Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    "Beer has to have water," says the manager of one brewery, who noted that a typical can of beer is 92 percent water.

  • London's killer beer flood (no, really), remembered Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    Two centuries ago, London bore witness to one of history's most bizarre events: an explosion at a brewery unleashed a tidal wave of beer.

  • Here's your chance to win free Starbucks for life Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 4:24 PM ET
    A Starbucks location in New York.

    The coffee retailer detailed plans for its first free "Starbucks for Life" contest and a nationwide rollout of mobile ordering.

  • Booze price hike irks Va. consumers, restaurants Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 3:56 AM ET

    Terry McAuliffe has directed the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to hike the costs of liquor. Virginia saw record alcohol sales of $801 million in the latest fiscal year— the 16th consecutive year of record-breaking sales. "It just makes it harder for consumers to go out and spend money," said Travis Croxton, co-owner of Rappahannock River Oyster Co.,...

  • LVMH reports improved sales growth for Q3 Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 2:17 PM ET
    A shopper looks at the window display of a Louis Vuitton store, operated by LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA.

    LVMH posted improved sales growth for the third quarter as stronger trading in Europe and the United States helped make up for weakness in Asia.

  • McD's wood pulp and pink slime? No way, chain says Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    A new McDonald's YouTube video series aims to quash misconceptions about its meat quality.

  • The fastest drive-thru time is... Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 10:11 AM ET
    An employee hands a drive-thru customer his food order a McDonald's Corp. restaurant in Oak Brook, Illinois.

    If speed is of the essence, here's when you should be visiting the drive-thru.

  • Wine tasting: French or Canadian?     Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary tastes some wine with Bernard Sun, beverage director for the Jean-Georges' Restaurant Group.

  • Drink wine twice a night? You should be cured: UK Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    The U.K.'s National Institute of Health and Care Excellence recommends doctors prescribe nalmefene to mild nightly drinkers.

  • Constellation doubles down on beer bet     Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    Rob Sands, Constellation Brands president & CEO, discusses momentum in their beer, wine and spirits categories, and the expansion of their brewery in Mexico.

  • The biggest coffee markets in the world are... Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    The world's biggest market for java is seeing a surge in pod sales and upswing at restaurants.

  • Demand for ultra-expensive wine     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    John Jannarone,CNBC.com senior writer, discusses how wealthy Chinese exceeded the expectations for wine expenditures.

  • Scotch, the 'go to' global brand: CEO     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 6:51 AM ET

    Global whisky sales are down about 11 percent in the first half of the year but Paul Ross, Edrington Americas CEO hopes to attract consumers with new luxury blends.

  • China slows, so does Scotch whisky demand     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    Direct scotch exports to China are down 39 percent from last year. John Rutledge, Safanad, and the "Closing Bell" panel, discuss the decline in consumption.

  • Do tips perpetuate unfair wages for workers? Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    Is tipping the right thing to do, or does it perpetuate an unethical system low wages for certain jobs?

  • Japan's whisky pour     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 2:58 PM ET

    Suntory Global Ambassador and former master distiller Mike Miyamoto says tasting is believing when it comes to Japanese whisky "Suntory Hibiki 21."

  • A sampling of the good stuff     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:30 PM ET

    John Glass, malt master at Ian Macleod Distillery, shows Michelle Caruso-Cabrera how to judge a good glass of Scotch whisky.

  • Scotch industry & the Scotland vote     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:43 PM ET
    Barrels of Scotch whisky at the Ian Macleod distillery just outside Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Scotland polls open on Thursday for people to vote on whether the country should become independent from the United Kingdom. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports why scotch producers are nervous.