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  • TOPEKA, Kan.— Big box retailers would be allowed to sell alcohol in some Kansas counties under a bill discussed by a state Senate panel Tuesday. Ralph Ostmeyer from Grinnell, who chairs the Federal and State Affairs Committee considering the bill, said that the idea of expanding liquor licenses has long been discussed, but once national retail chains got behind...

  • McDonald's all-day breakfast coming here Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 2:07 PM ET
    A McDonald's Egg McMuffin breakfast sandwich is shown in San Rafael, Calif.

    Fast food giant McDonald's is making an early step toward extending breakfast hours to all-day long.

  • Who knew? Cows are dominating beer label contest! Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 12:37 PM ET
    Newburgh Brewing Co. Cream Ale

    In CNBC's Most Loved Label contest, these beer brands are learning that every vote counts.

  • Old Bay seasoning works on crabs...and beer too! Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:06 PM ET

    Flying Dog Brewery is bringing back its Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale after having trouble keeping it in stock during its debut.

  • The South is brewing up craft beer competition Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 11:32 AM ET
    Diamond Bear Brewing Company

    Is your Southern brew No. 1? If it's Bud or Busch, it's probably not.

  • Report: Soda sales dropped again in 2014 Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 7:17 PM ET
    Diet Coke

    The total volume of carbonated soft drinks sold slid 0.9 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to a report.

  • CNBC most loved beer labels: Round one results Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 3:11 PM ET
    Beer Label Madness 2015 - South - Yule Shoot Your Eye Out

    As voting gets underway in Round Two of CNBC's most loved beer label contest, here's a look at those that prevailed in Round One.

  • Craft beer exports near $100 million Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 3:18 PM ET
    Inside the Brooklyn Brewery, maker of Brooklyn beers.

    Craft beer is growing by double digits at home and it’s picking up momentum overseas as well, with exports rising 35.7 percent last year.

  • CONCORD, N.H.— A lawyer for a Dartmouth College fraternity accused of branding new members compared it to a form of self-expression like body piercing or tattooing. Alpha Delta was suspended in October for violating alcohol rules during one party and hosting another without registering it with the college. A Dartmouth College fraternity that partly inspired...

  • MOSCOW— As the economic crisis sweeps through Russia, a dangerous trend is emerging in this heavy-drinking country: the rise in consumption of potentially lethal moonshine, medical alcohol or even cleaning products. Layoffs, wage cuts and price increases are combining to worsen the problem of alcoholism, which has long been a major public health issue, by...

  • Most loved beer label contest: Underdogs to watch Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:01 PM ET
    Prairie Artisan Ales Chrismas Bomb.

    CNBC's beer label contest is all about having the right flair. Here are three potential Cinderella labels that could make some noise in the brackets.

  • Most loved beer label? Here are 4 brews to watch Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    Troegs Bros. Hop Knife Harvest Ale

    CNBC is once again setting out to find the most loved beer label. This year's vote begins Tuesday.

  • Golf legend Greg Norman launches Shark fund Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Greg Norman

    U.S. golf may be in doldrums, but Great White Shark Enterprises is thriving by diversifying into everything from finance to wine-making.

  • World's best single malt whiskey comes from where? Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 3:56 PM ET
    Whiskey

    Whiskey connoisseurs in Scotland and Japan may have shed a few tears into their snifters this weekend.

  • For two years, Napa Valley, California- based Mira Winery has been submerging bottles of wine in the harbor in Charleston, South Carolina, where its president lives, to determine the effects of water, motion, light and temperature on aging. But last week the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau issued an advisory saying water pressure could cause...

  • There is now an app for your vodka bottle Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 9:47 AM ET
    Medea Vodka

    Everything has an app these days, even vodka bottles.

  • Shaken or stirred? With Palcohol it won't matter Saturday, 21 Mar 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    New York Distilling Company's Rock & Rye cocktail.

    Palcohol, a new take on the old fashioned cocktail, has lawmakers and parents alike up in arms.

  • Where's the beef? Restaurants flock to chicken Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 2:07 PM ET
    Chickens gather around a feeder at a farm in Osage, Iowa.

    Amid soaring beef prices and a chicken "health halo," chains are churning out new chicken items on menus and cutting back on promoting burgers.

  • Another round for this old bourbon Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Campbell Brown (L) and his great great grandfather George Garvin Brown (R).

    Brown-Forman is investing $50 million in a push to revive Old Forester, "America's first bottled bourbon."

  • Kin at helm of Old Forester's revival   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 6:53 AM ET
    Kin at helm of Old Forester's revival

    Campbell Brown, Old Forester president, discusses the whiskey maker's plans to rejuvenate the bourbon brand.