beverage and tobacco products manufacturing

FILE - In this June 7, 2018, file photo, George Clooney arrives at the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring himself at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Clooney tops the 2018 Forbes' list of highest-paid actors with $239 million in pretax earnings. Forbes credits up to $1 billion that a British conglomerate said it would pay for Casamigos Tequila, which Clooney co-founded in 2013 with two entrepreneurs. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
August 23, 2018 - 4:24 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney can raise a glass, even if he's not starring in any hit movies. The 57-year-old tops the 2018 Forbes' list of highest-paid actors with $239 million in pretax earnings. Forbes credits up to $1 billion that a British conglomerate said it would pay for Casamigos...
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A farmer ploughs a dry field in Dollbergen near Hannover, northern Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. German agriculture minister Julia Kloeckner will inform in a press conference on compensation for German farmers hit this summers' drought. (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 4:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Wednesday it will compensate thousands of farmers whose harvests have suffered as a result of this year's extreme drought, which many experts have linked to climate change. Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said the harvest estimates received so far...
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A man falls asleep while sitting on a bench, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Venezuelans are bracing for dramatic economic measures the government has announced, including a more-than-3,000 percent hike in the minimum wage. The changes start to take effect Monday with introduction of a new currency that lops five zeros off the country's fast-depreciating bills. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
August 20, 2018 - 2:25 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Saul Jimenez just wanted to buy bread from his neighborhood bakery in Venezuela's capital on Monday. It did not go well. Banks and most other businesses were closed for the day as Venezuela launched a series of dramatic economic reforms, beginning with the release of a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2015 file photo, employees work at the SodaStream factory near the Bedouin city of Rahat, Southern Israel. Beverage giant PepsiCo has bought Israel's fizzy drink maker SodaStream for $3.2 billion. PepsiCo said on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, that it is acquiring all SodaStream's outstanding shares at $144 per share, a 32 percent premium to the 30-day volume weighted average price. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)
August 20, 2018 - 5:24 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Beverage giant PepsiCo on Monday purchased Israel's fizzy drink maker SodaStream for $3.2 billion, a boon for a company that has enjoyed a resurgence after being targeted by anti-Israel boycotters in the past. PepsiCo said it was acquiring all SodaStream's outstanding shares at $...
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August 15, 2018 - 11:35 am
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry has a new CEO who has challenged the company to "double its social impact." Matthew McCarthy became CEO on July 1. The marketing executive is a veteran of Ben & Jerry's parent company, Anglo-Dutch consumer goods multinational Unilever,...
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August 14, 2018 - 6:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola says it's buying a minority ownership stake in sports drink maker BodyArmor for an undisclosed amount, marking the latest move by the world's biggest beverage maker to diversify its offerings. The Atlanta company said Tuesday the deal will allow it to increase its stake in...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2017 file photo, a woman walks out of a convenience store where tobacco is sold in Helena, Mont. A tobacco industry-funded group is asking the Montana Supreme Court to re-phrase a ballot initiative that would raise tobacco taxes to pay for the state's Medicaid expansion and other health programs. The lawsuit filed Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 by Montanans Against Higher Taxes says the ballot statement's wording is incorrect and will cause voter confusion. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)
August 07, 2018 - 1:03 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A tobacco industry-funded group wants to change the wording of a citizen's ballot initiative that would significantly raise Montana's tobacco taxes, a legal challenge that is part of the group's expensive effort to defeat the measure when it goes to voters in November. The...
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August 06, 2018 - 9:03 am
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer. J.R. Simplot Company on...
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FILE- In this Jan. 29, 2009, file photo, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo Indra Nooyi speaks during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. With Nooyi exiting PepsiCo as its longtime chief executive, the circle of CEOs in the S&P 500 is losing one of its highest profile women. Nooyi has been with PepsiCo Inc. for 24 years and held the top job for 12. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
August 06, 2018 - 8:38 am
PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — With Indra Nooyi exiting PepsiCo as its longtime chief executive, the circle of CEOs in the Fortune 500 is losing one of its highest profile women. Nooyi, who was born in India, is a rarity on Wall Street as a woman and a minority leading a Fortune 500 company. She oversaw...
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A harvest helper empties a bucket with grapes during the earliest start of the grape harvest in history in Loerzweiler, some 50 kilometers south of Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Aug.6, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
August 06, 2018 - 6:47 am
LOERZWEILER, Germany (AP) — Germany's grape harvest is officially underway on its earliest date yet after a scorching summer that has many other farmers groaning but — so far — is promising to be good for vintners. At a vineyard in Loerzweiler, south of Mainz in southwestern Germany near the Rhine...
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