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Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium’s love of beer

The Belgian beer federation is trying to rekindle local interest in the drink with a “Proud of our Beers” public awareness campaign, including a tricolor national flag with the middle yellow turned into a glass of beer. “Belgian beer made in Belgium but not drunk in Belgium is not really Belgian beer anymore,” brewery owner Gert Christiaens said.

 

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Luncheon to honor service excellence set for May 8

MICHIGAN CITY Honors Luncheon: Indiana Dunes Tourism is inviting individuals and businesses from throughout Northwest Indiana to the annual ROSE Awards luncheon, which honors those who provide the best service to visitors and residents alike. The ROSE (Recognition of Service Excellence) luncheon is set for …

Largest solar farm on Superfund site goes online

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INDIANAPOLIS — The nation’s largest solar farm built atop a federal Superfund site is now generating power on a tract of land in Indianapolis tainted by a long-shuttered plant’s wood-treating operations. The 43-acre Maywood Solar Farm went online last month, with more than 36,000 solar …

Record labels sue Pandora over older songs

Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees.

Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem

Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years.

RDA offers $3.3M for Northwest Indiana job creation effort

CROWN POINT -- The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority has earmarked $3.3 million to support job creation in Northwest Indiana. According to a press release from the group, from the board of directors authorized the use of $3.3 million from the RDA’s No-Interest Securitized Forgivable …

Judge won’t order recalled GM cars to be parked

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A Texas federal judge has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of more than 2 million recalled cars to stop driving them until the ignition switches are replaced.

Ford to sell Lincoln cars in China for first time

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Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will sell high-end Lincoln cars in China for the first time later this year when it opens eight dealerships in seven cities.

Chipotle plans first price hike in 3 years

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Mexican food chain Chipotle said Thursday it will raise prices for the first time in three years as its popularity continues to soar. Menu boards with the new prices should start rolling out in coming weeks and be in place at all restaurants by this summer.

PepsiCo 1Q jumps on snack sales, cost cuts

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PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit as the company slashed costs and sold more snacks around the world.

UnitedHealth’s 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent

UnitedHealth Group’s first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as fees and funding cuts from the health care overhaul helped dent the performance of the nation’s largest health insurer.

Post Holdings to buy Michael Foods for $2.45B

Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. is buying fellow packaged food maker Michael Foods Inc. in a $2.45 billion deal that will expand Post’s range of products.

Fed stimulus still needed for job market: Yellen

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central bank must remain intent on adjusting its policy to respond to unforeseen challenges.

Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang

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Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honor the pony car’s 50th anniversary. The company will only build 1,964 special cars, honoring the year the Mustang first went on sale.

Bank of America posts loss, hurt by legal expenses

Bank of America says it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal expenses.

Court rejects bankruptcy protection for Mt. Gox

The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application.