Modelo http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mavericks, Hot Documents And Beer http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mavericks-hot-documents-and-beer The boards of American Airlines and US Airways just approved a merger of the two airlines. But the deal still has to win the approval of antitrust regulators at the Justice Department — regulators who last month sued to stop a merger between the beer giants Anheuser-Busch InBev and Grupo Modelo, which brews Corona.<p>The antitrust division has dozens of economists on staff. Their job, essentially, is to figure out whether a merger would reduce competition so much that a company could raise prices without losing business to competitors.<p>Sometimes, a company's own documents point the way. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 08:09:00 +0000 9285 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mavericks, Hot Documents And Beer Antitrust Lawsuit Filed Against Anheuser-Busch InBev http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/antitrust-lawsuit-filed-against-anheuser-busch-inbev <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an anti-trust lawsuit against </span>Anheuser-Busch<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>InBev<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The government alleges the company's plans to purchase&nbsp; Mexican brewer, </span>Grupo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Modelo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, would give </span>AB-InBev<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> monopoly power to set prices.</span></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:24:44 +0000 Adam Allington 8877 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Antitrust Lawsuit Filed Against Anheuser-Busch InBev Anheuser-Busch InBev buys Mexican brewer Modelo http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/anheuser-busch-inbev-buys-mexican-brewer-modelo <p>The world&#39;s largest brewer is getting even bigger. Anheuser-Busch InBev announced plans early on Friday to buy a remaining 50 percent of the Mexican brewing giant, Grupo Modelo, for $20 billion. &nbsp;</p><p>The purchase will give A-B InBev complete control of the company and access to Modelo&rsquo;s popular Corona, Modelo, Negra Modelo and Pacifico brands.</p><p>Speaking in a conference call Modelo CEO Carlos Fernandez says the move is necessary step to export his brands around the globe.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 22:55:30 +0000 Adam Allington 4021 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Anheuser-Busch InBev buys Mexican brewer Modelo