acquisition

Anheuser-Busch / Goose Island
10:32 am
Mon March 28, 2011

Anheuser-Busch to buy Chicago's Goose Island Beer Co.

Some of the beer taps at the Goose Island Brewpub on N. Clybourn Ave. in Chicago. It was announced today that St. Louis' Anheuser-Busch will acquire Goose Island, a Chicago craft beer brewer.
(via Flickr/Bernt Rostad)

"Chicago's Craft Beer" is the tagline gracing the top of the website of Goose Island Beer Co., but, with an announcement today involving St. Louis fixture Anheuser-Busch, that tagline of origin may become a little muddled.

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AT&T & T-Mobile USA
11:13 am
Mon March 21, 2011

AT&T to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion

The AT&T building in downtown St. Louis.
(via Flickr/pasa47)

AT&T Inc. is about to become the largest cellphone company in the U.S. The company says it will buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $39 billion.

Right now AT&T is the second largest wireless carrier, behind only Verizon Wireless. AT&T expects its acquisition to take a year to close.

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