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Thank Prohibition for the craft beer boom

By Joseph Lawler | 07/25/14 03:15 AM

Led by brewpubs and microbreweries, the number of U.S. breweries has doubled since 2007 to roughly 3,000, according to the Brewers Association, with hundreds more under construction.
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Here's where President Obama assigns the blame for corporate 'inversions'

By Joseph Lawler | 07/24/14 06:48 PM

President Obama placed the blame for the recent rush of U.S. companies to overseas tax jurisdictions squarely on congressional inaction Thursday, saying that "Congress is just not productive."
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Disappointing results at Visa, Amazon dent stocks

07/25/14 12:20 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is falling in midday trading after Visa and Amazon posted weaker results than Wall Street expected. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 127 points, 0.8 percent, to 16,956. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell eight points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,979. The...
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