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Craft-Beer-Makers-040115.jpg U.S. beer makers Anheuser-Busch, Miller-Coors and Pabst Brewing held the first three spots in the annual list of top 50 overall U.S. brewing companies of 2014, followed by top craft brewing companies D.G. Yuengling & Son and Boston Beer at the fourth and fifth spots. The annual list was prepared based on beer sales volume by the Brewers Association.

Play-PacMan-GoogleMaps-040115.jpg Google Inc., known for its April Fools' Day pranks, has added the option to play the Pac-Man video game in Google Maps. The company rolled out the Pac-Man game on Tuesday as an early April Fools' Day present. However, Google has said that the game "will only be around for a little while".

International donors on Tuesday pledged $3.8 billion in aid to Syria at a United Nations-backed conference held in Kuwait, expressing solidarity with the millions of children, women and men affected by the devastating conflict in the Middle East country. "Today, the international community has come...

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday conceded defeat to his main rival, former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari, who is reported to have won by some two million votes. Jonathan said, "I promised the country free and fair elections. I have kept my word. I have also expanded the space for...

elect-Pence-033115.jpg Indiana Gov. Mike Pence continued to defend his state's religious freedom law on Tuesday but called on lawmakers to pass legislation clarifying that the law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.

FI-OBAMA3-051909_31Mar15.jpg Following through on an agreement announced last November, President Barack Obama formally pledged Tuesday to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 28 percent over the next decade.

img2-033115.jpg While recent polls suggest that Hillary Clinton has not been hurt much nationally by the scandal over her use of a personal email system while Secretary of State, the results of new Quinnipiac University polls suggest that she has taken a hit in three key swing states.

electriccar-033115.jpg The popularity for electric cars seems to be growing despite plunging oil prices, especially in the U.S. A study conducted by the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research showed about 320,000 new electric cars were registered last year and more than 740,000 vehicles were on the road worldwide early...

US Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim is travelling to Russia Tuesday for meetings with senior officials to discuss North Korea policy. Ambassador Kim will be accompanied by Special Envoy for Six-Party Talks, Sydney Seiler, the U.S. State Department said. The US Ambassador...

The European Union significantly increased its funding in response to the Syria crisis by pledging close to EUR1.1 billion ($1.18) at the Third International Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait Tuesday. The amount, pledged together by the European Commission and Member States, is double the overall...

ConsumerConfidence-033115.jpg Consumer confidence in the U.S. unexpectedly rebounded in the month of March, the Conference Board revealed in a report on Tuesday, with the increase driven by an improved short-term outlook for both employment and income prospects.

GMC2016-033115.jpg General Motors Co. introduced an updated version of the GMC Terrain SUV for 2016. The vehicle will make its debut at the New York International Auto Show, which begins on April 3. The 2016 Terrain goes on sale this fall. GM will announce the pricing later.

ChicagoPMI-033115.jpg Business activity in the Chicago area unexpectedly continued to contract in the month of March, according to a report released by MNI Indicators on Tuesday. MNI Indicators said its Chicago business barometer edged up to 46.3 in March from 45.8 in February, although a reading below 50 continues to indicate a contraction.

seaworld-PETA-033115.jpg SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. has accused animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA of trying to disrupt its 'AskSeaWorld' Twitter campaign by flooding the social media with repeated questions and troll accounts. SeaWorld launched the new advertising campaign last week to deal with declining attendance and revenues.

HomePrice-033115.jpg With Denver, Miami, and Dallas pacing the gains, Standard & Poor's released a report on Tuesday showing that home prices in major U.S. metropolitan areas increased at a faster annual rate in the month of January.

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