A growing number of sectors in the U.S. are being dominated by fewer and fewer companies. Nearly one-third of industries are considered highly concentrated under federal antitrust standards. That's up from a quarter in 1996, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV made a $107 billion formal bid for SABMiller Plc, in a transaction that would combine the world's largest brewers. While the deal faces regulatory hurdles, the combined company would control roughly one-third of the global beer market and about half of industry profits.