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American beer is in the midst of a global identity crisis. Domestic sales of light beer fell again last year, while imported lagers, spirits and wines climbed. The biggest beer brands in the United States ? think Budweiser, Miller and Coors ? are now owned, respectively, by people in Belgium, England and Canada. The nation?s two most popular American-owned beer brands? Corona and Modelo. Both are brewed in Mexico.Read full article >>
The Food and Drug Administration is asking the public to weigh in on the cybersecurity of medical devices and holding a conference on the subject, organized in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security.Read full article >>
The Federal Trade Commission has won an early victory against a company that allegedly made misleading claims about its ability to produce bitcoins for customers.
At the FTC's request, a federal judge has shut down Butterfly Labs, a Missouri-based firm whose specialized computers, which were touted for their ability to produce bitcoins, allegedly went for thousands of dollars but often turned up way late to customers' doorsteps, if they arrived at all.Read full article >>
National support for legalized marijuana has slipped by seven percentage points in the past year, from 51 percent in 2013 to 44 percent today, according to the Public Religion Research Institute .
PRRI asked 4,500 Americans about the intensity of their support for or opposition to legalizing marijuana. The year-over-year drop in overall support was concentrated among those who favored marijuana legalization last year, but not strongly. Opposition increased greatest among those who strongly opposed legal marijuana.Read full article >>
America woke up Tuesday morning to learn that its military ? and a number of Middle Eastern allies ? had dropped bombs and cruise missiles on the Islamic State. The strikes involved some of the world's most advanced military technology, including fighters, bombers and drones. It even marked the first time the F-22 Raptor ever saw combat. But there's one technology the Pentagon can't seem to retire, even though the rest of us have long since moved on.Read full article >>
The much-anticipated U.N. Climate Summit, which began today in New York, is ostensibly a platform for world leaders to leap frog debates over whether climate change is real, and skip straight to discussions centered around how to overcome the challenges it poses. But it's also an impetus for those beyond the sessions' panels to illuminate troubling patterns of behavior that are contributing to our collective carbon footprint--and food waste is without question one of the most egregious, especially in the United States.Read full article >>