Corporations use a lot of water, and global droughts are starting to take a toll on the bottom line. A few pioneering companies are finding that reducing water isn't just good environmental policy--it's saving a lot of money.
One month ago, I wrote an entry on InBev's unsolicited takeover of Anheuser-Busch. At the time, I worried about Anheuser-Busch's attempt to use patriotism in its favor to ward off a potential buyout and suggested that by manipulating consumer loyalty, the company might be setting the average-Bud-drinker up not only for an actual defeat, but for symbolic defeat as well. Compounding the letdown.
There are few things more American than Budweiser, which is why this news from the Beer World is sure to rumple some star-spangled flags: on Wednesday, Anheuser-Busch officially became the target of a $46.4 billion unsolicited takeover by InBev of Belgium.