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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 28, 2014.
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Legal group notes absurd lawsuits of 2012

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A suit filed against the victim by a Florida driver who admitted to vehicular manslaughter after driving drunk topped a list of most ridiculous U.S. lawsuits.

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Anheuser-Busch loses name in Europe

Anheuser-Busch loses name in Europe

BRUSSELS, March 26 (UPI) -- The European Court of First Instances upheld a trademark ruling against U.S. brewer Anheuser-Busch Thursday, saying the name "Budweiser" was already taken.

Anheuser-Busch wants its roof back

CHICAGO, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Anheuser-Busch alleges in a lawsuit against the owner of a Chicago building that the beer company should be able to advertise on the site's roof.
More cuts likely at Anheuser-Busch InBev

More cuts likely at Anheuser-Busch InBev

ST. LOUIS, July 23 (UPI) -- Belgian beer giant InBev has targeted $500 million in operating cost cuts for its new U.S. franchise Anheuser-Busch, executive Carlos Brito said.

Report: Anheuser-Busch accepts InBev deal

ST. LOUIS, July 13 (UPI) -- Anheuser-Busch Cos., based in St. Louis, agreed Sunday to be acquired by the Belgian firm InBev NV, The Wall Street Journal said.
Anheuser-Busch, InBev begin friendly talks

Anheuser-Busch, InBev begin friendly talks

ST. LOUIS, July 12 (UPI) -- St. Louis-based brewer Anheuser-Busch Cos. has contacted the Belgian firm InBev to discuss a possible friendly takeover, analysts say.
InBev files notice to fire A-B board

InBev files notice to fire A-B board

BRUSSELS, July 7 (UPI) -- Belgian brewer InBev said Monday it would remove the entire Anheuser-Busch board as part of its $46 billion hostile takeover bid for the U.S. brewing giant.

Higher prices due from Anheuser-Busch

ST. LOUIS, June 28 (UPI) -- Anheuser-Busch Cos. plans to hike the cost of its beers as part of an attempt to bolster the company, a source close to the St. Louis brewery says.

Battle of brewers starts in Delaware

DOVER, Del., June 26 (UPI) -- The world's largest brewer, InBev, launched a legal salvo in Delaware Thursday in an attempt to take over U.S. beer giant Anheuser-Busch, court papers said.

McCain's wife said pressured in beer deal

PHOENIX, June 25 (UPI) -- Cindy McCain, wife of the likely GOP U.S. presidential nominee, is facing some pressure over a possible sale of Anheuser-Busch, politicians' comments suggest.

InBev reportedly mulling Anheuser takeover

ST. LOUIS, May 24 (UPI) -- InBev, the Belgian maker of Beck's and Stella Artois, is considering a takeover bid for the U.S. company Anheuser-Busch.
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Anheuser Busch
David Peacock, President of Anheuser-Busch speaks during the opening ceremonies for the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on March 16, 2010. The Hall of Fame honors the greats of St. Louis sports history through pictures, uniforms and other memorabilia. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. (pronounced /ˈænhaɪzər ˈbʊʃ/), a wholly owned subsidiary of Belgium-based Anheuser–Busch InBev, is a formerly American-owned brewing company. The company operates 12 breweries in the United States and nearly 20 in other countries. It was, until December 2009, also one of America's largest theme park operators; operating ten theme parks across the United States through the company's family entertainment division, Busch Entertainment Corporation. As a subsidiary, the regional headquarters are still located in St. Louis, Missouri.

The brewery which would become Anheuser-Busch was purchased on the brink of bankruptcy by Eberhard Anheuser, a prosperous German-born soap manufacturer, in 1860. Adolphus Busch, Anheuser’s son-in-law, joined E. Anheuser & Co. in 1864, becoming partner in 1869. Adolphus became president when Anheuser died in 1880, and the company then became Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association. The Busch family would be in full control of the company through the generations until Anheuser-Busch's sale to InBev in 2008.

Adolphus Busch initially toured Europe and studied the changes in brewing methods which were taking place at the time, particularly the success of Bohemian lager, which included a locally popular example brewed in Budweis. In 1876, Busch introduced Budweiser, with the ambition of transcending regional tastes.

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