If U.S. law is changed to allow the Post Office to deliver beer, wine and spirits, it could help the cash-strapped agency and drive alcohol sales. But other challenges linger.
"Homebrewing has always been a fundamental element of the craft brewing culture," Stone Brewing's Greg Koch said, reflecting on how the beer geek culture helps feed the industry.
Bad spring weather and a sluggish economy were cited by brewers for the recent poor sales of some of their light beer brands. But a couple of new surveys suggest consumers may just be growing tired of the taste of light beer and moving on.
Starbucks said the mobile tipping option will be available on its update app for iPhones starting March 19.
The European Union wants to ban the use of European names like Parmesan on cheeses made in the United States.
Commodity prices on bacon, coffee, milk and other breakfast staples are rising, hitting everyone's wallet harder, NBC News reports.
Bill Ackman, who is betting $1.16 billion that Herbalife is a fraud, spent $264,000 in 2013 on lobbyists to press his case against the company.
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