Bacardi to buy high-end tequila maker Patron in $5.1 billion deal

HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) — Bacardi Ltd said on Monday it would buy high-end tequila maker Patron Spirits International AG in a $5.1 billion deal, hoping to become the second largest spirits company in the United States by market value. The acquisition marks the first major deal under Mahesh Madhavan, who was appointed Bacardi’s chief executive More...

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By Associated Press On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Times Square restaurant owned by Guy Fieri closes for good

NEW YORK (AP) — A restaurant run by television star and celebrity chef Guy Fieri in the heart of New York City’s Times Square has shut its doors for good. The restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Campbell satisfies their yearning for the munchies by buying Snyder’s-Lance for $4.87 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Campbell Soup will spend $4.87 billion in cash for Snyder’s-Lance, gorging on a snack market that has grown increasingly competitive. The soup maker said Monday that the acquisition will More...

By Associated Press On Monday, December 18th, 2017

There’s a new high roller at the table as Penn buys Pinnacle for $2.8 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Pinnacle Entertainment is being snapped up by Penn National in a deal worth about $2.8 billion as the gaming industry seeks to diversify and cut costs at the same time. Penn National Gaming More...

By United Press International On Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Anheuser-Busch orders 40 new electric Tesla semis

ST. LOUIS (UPI) — To reduce its carbon footprint, beer maker Anheuser-Busch said Thursday it’s ordered 40 new, fully electric Tesla semis equipped with a semi-autonomous pilot system. The company said the More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, December 1st, 2017

Chicago’s Best BBQ refutes false media reports about their business

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — A restaurant which has been active in Chicago’s 34th Ward for the past three decades is fighting back against false media reports and “fake news” which has More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

State fire marshal offers Thanksgiving safety tips

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) – This Thanksgiving, the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) urges Illinoisans to be mindful when preparing Thanksgiving dinner. According to the National Fire Protection Association More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Papa John’s issues apology for criticizing NFL anthem protests

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Papa John’s Pizza apologized Tuesday night for comments made by CEO John Schnatter blaming sluggish pizza sales on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. The Louisville, More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

New Jersey sues Oxycontin maker, links marketing to opioid crisis

TRENTON, N.J. (Reuters) — New Jersey on Tuesday sued Purdue Pharma LP, maker of the chronic pain medication OxyContin, accusing the company of engaging in deceptive marketing practices that contributed to More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

County officials to vote on repealing Chicago-area soda tax

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County officials are expected to take a major step toward repealing a Chicago-area tax on sweetened beverages. The county board’s finance committee is meeting Tuesday to vote on a More...

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