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    Man Behind Lufthansa Lunch Heist Should’ve Quit While He Was 35 Free Meals Ahead

    On a typical day, most of you probably obtain your lunch in one of several ways: ordering it on Seamless, out at a working lunch, or ferreting around the office pantry for a melange of snacks. A good day might involve getting your 11th Chop’t salad for free. If creativity and need to feel alive […]

    / Jul 2, 2014 at 1:50 PM
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    No Jobs? No Economic Recovery? Let Them Have (Marginally Cheaper) Beer!

    [caption id="attachment_100177" align="alignleft" width="260"] I’ve never heard of a “pint” before, but I hear the working classes like them.[/caption]

    What do you do when you’re Chancellor of the Exchequer and everything’s going wrong, possibly because of your policies, and you have to introduce a budget today full of evidence of failure? Do you abandon those policies in favor of something that might work and might not cause a triple-dip recession?

    / Mar 20, 2013 at 2:30 PM
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    Modelo, Bud And The One That Got Away

    It’s a sign of how bad things are that a consultant has to tell you to romance the opposite side’s management. This was apparently the fate of August Busch III (hereafter “der Alte Kaiser”) when he was trying to buy the original minority stake in Grupo Modelo. So he took Modelo’s executives deep-sea fishing in […]

    / Jul 17, 2008 at 10:52 AM
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    Drinking Games: Anheuser-Busch’s Rebuff of InBev

    As we reported earlier today, CEO August Busch IV and his board plan to turn down InBev’s $65/share bid for Anheuser-Busch. The Budweiser brewer, which has ignored the offer for the past two weeks, will formally reject the courtship of Carlos Brito while announcing its own strategic plan. Anheuser-Busch will cut at least $500 million […]

    / Jun 26, 2008 at 12:21 PM

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