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Iconic Pabst Beer Brands Sold To Russian Company

Pabst Brewing Co., with its famous Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz labels, is being acquired by Russian brewer Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum.
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Retailers' Customers Cautioned As Cyber Attacks Continue

Home Depot says some 56 million card holders were possibly compromised in a cyber attack. It says there's no evidence that debit PIN numbers were comprised or that the breach affected online shoppers.
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'Portland, Maine' Is Tim McGraw's Break Up Song

Portland's spokesman says whoever it was that broke Tim McGraw's heart in that song made a good choice moving to Portland. She says the mayor would happily give the singer a personal tour of the city.
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General Mills To Close 2 Plants, Hundreds To Be Let Go

General Mills blames the move on an industry-wide decline in breakfast cereal sales. It says sales of its brands have dropped by 10 percent in the last quarter alone.
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Alibaba's Initial Public Offering Is One Of The Largest Ever

Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The IPO values Alibaba at $168 billion when it begins trading.
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How NASA's New Spaceships Stack Up

Earlier this week, NASA awarded two contracts for new spaceships to commercial companies. Here's how they compare.
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Larry Ellison Steps Down As Oracle's CEO

Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will be co-CEOs. Ellison, who co-founded Oracle in 1977, was named executive chairman of the board and Oracle's chief technology officer.
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Alibaba Found Success By Acting Like A Dating Site

Getting big isn't easy. Alibaba's founder leveraged his relationships with Chinese manufacturers and created one of the most valuable networks on the Internet.
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Apple: iOS 8 Prevents Cooperation With Police Unlocking Requests

In the rollout of its new mobile operating system, Apple says it has made it technically impossible for the company to unlock phone data, even in response to a law enforcement warrant.
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Holder Urges Bigger Rewards For Wall Street Whistleblowers

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the government needs to pay whistleblowers more money if it wants to prevent financial sector fraud.

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