Beer's Decline Inspires a Merger

One megabrewer might have what it takes to survive.

In beer is truth.

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The biggest beer maker in the world wants to buy the second-biggest.  The second-biggest appears to be game. There are antitrust concerns, especially in the U.S., but also obvious ways to assuage them.  At the moment it looks like this merger stands a good chance of happening.

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