beverage and tobacco products manufacturing

FILE - This Dec. 11, 2013, file photo, shows a beer at a microbrewery in Birmingham, Ala. Craft breweries are raising a glass to the Republicans’ new tax overhaul: It cuts the excise tax on beer. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
December 26, 2017 - 11:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Craft breweries are raising a glass to the Republicans' new tax overhaul: It cuts the excise tax on beer. Retailers, long saddled with heavy tax bills, will get relief. So will some high-profile names in corporate finance, led by Wells Fargo. The tax measure that President Donald...
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Once it stored tobacco, now this 100 year old barn, seen in a Dec. 15, 2017 photo and owned by former tobacco farmer Michael Vaughn, now displays a message for Kentuckians to quit smoking, in Kevil, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
December 22, 2017 - 2:42 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Michiel Vaughn owes a lot to tobacco. The lucrative crop helped pay for his livelihood in the 1980s when he farmed it in western Kentucky. But a 100-year-old tobacco barn on his property now holds sheep, a colony of pet rabbits and a hand-painted mural urging people to quit...
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FILE- In this Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, a man uses a Bitcoin ATM in Hong Kong. Bitcoin is the world's most popular virtual currency. The latest example of a company trying to tie its fortunes to the cryptocurrency craze came Thursday, Dec. 21, in form of an iced tea maker. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
December 22, 2017 - 9:41 am
What's in a name? These days, if it's anything close to "bitcoin," it's Wall Street gold. The latest example of a company trying to tie its fortunes to the cryptocurrency craze came Thursday in form of an iced tea maker. Long Island Iced Tea Corp. until this week was known for its ready-to-drink...
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December 22, 2017 - 7:07 am
KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — Saying their son's teachers deserve more than a coffee mug for Christmas, an Ohio couple decided to give them bottles of wine with the child's picture on the label. Beavercreek resident Mary Sommers tells the Dayton Daily News she doubted the teachers needed any more mugs,...
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FILE - In this July, 7, 2004, file photo, a sign at the entrance to the Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water Company bottling plant, owned by Swiss conglomerate Nestle, on the Morongo Indian Reservation near Cabazon, Calif. Nestle, which sells Arrowhead bottled water, may have to stop taking millions of gallons of water from Southern California's San Bernardino National Forest because state regulators concluded it lacks valid permits. The State Water Resources Control Board notified the company on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, that an investigation concluded it doesn't have proper rights to pipe about three-quarters of the water it currently withdraws for bottling. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
December 21, 2017 - 9:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nestle, which sells Arrowhead bottled water, may have to stop taking millions of gallons of water from Southern California's San Bernardino National Forest because state regulators concluded it lacks valid permits. The State Water Resources Control Board notified the company on...
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FILE - This Monday Dec. 11, 2017 file picture shows a general view of the Lactalis plant and milk production site where possible source of the outbreak has been identified in Craon, western France. A tainted baby milk scandal affecting some 30 countries is growing, as French dairy giant Lactalis recalled millions more products globally because of salmonella contamination. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
December 21, 2017 - 7:03 am
PARIS (AP) — A tainted baby milk scandal affecting some 30 countries is growing, as French dairy giant Lactalis recalled millions more products globally because of fears of salmonella contamination. Pharmacies and supermarkets pulled cans and bottles of baby milk off shelves Thursday as the company...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2010, file photo former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin appears at the Black Hawk County Courthouse in Waterloo, Iowa. President Donald Trump on Dec. 20, 2017, commuted the prison sentence of Rubashkin, a Iowa kosher meatpacking executive sentenced to 27 years in prison for money laundering — the first time he's used the presidential power. The decision to intervene on behalf of Rubashkin, who ran the Iowa headquarters of a family business that was the country's largest kosher meat-processing company, came at the urging of multiple members of Congress and other high-ranking officials who argued Rubashkin's sentence was too harsh, the White House said. (Matthew Putney/The Courier via AP)
December 20, 2017 - 9:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the sentence of an Iowa kosher meatpacking executive who had been sentenced to 27 years in prison for money laundering, marking the first time he's used the presidential power. The decision to intervene on behalf of Sholom Rubashkin,...
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In this photo taken Nov. 28, 2017, Brad Eckenweiler, chief executive of Lifestyle Delivery Systems, poses for a photo while holding cannabis buds from his freezer that will be used to manufacture concentrates in Adelanto, Calif. Lifestyle is what’s known as a “vertically integrated company,” with a hand in every aspect of the business, from producing organic seeds to transportation and over-the-counter sales. (AP Photo/Mike Blood)
December 20, 2017 - 2:08 pm
ADELANTO, Calif. (AP) — Drive by the High Desert Truck Stop, turn down a rutted road by the bail bond signs, slip behind a steel fence edged with barbed wire, and you can glimpse the future of California's emerging legal pot industry. In a boxy warehouse marked only by a street number, an $8...
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December 13, 2017 - 7:45 am
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Some food seized in a wrongful death lawsuit judgment has been donated to a nonprofit group that serves the poor in South Carolina. The Herald of Rock Hill reported $5,000 worth of food taken from the Sandbar Bar & Grill in Rock Hill was donated to Pilgrims' Inn, a...
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FILE - This Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 file photo shows a general view of the Lactalis headquarters in Laval, western France. Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. Company spokesman Michel Nalet told The Associated Press on Monday Dec. 11, 2017, that the "precautionary" recall both in France and abroad affects "several million" products made since mid-February. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
December 11, 2017 - 6:20 am
PARIS (AP) — Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company, one of the largest dairy groups in the world, said it has been warned by health authorities in France that 26...
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