Clinton leans left ahead of Democratic debate

LAS VEGAS/NEW YORK - Hillary Clinton has veered hard to the left ahead of first Democratic presidential debate, hoping to inoculate herself from criticism by rival Bernie Sanders and woo the union members and liberal activists who have been slow to embrace her.

AB InBev, SABMiller brew up $100 billion deal 7:30am EDT

BRUSSELS/LONDON - The world's two biggest brewers agreed on Tuesday to create a company making almost a third of the world's beer after SABMiller accepted an offer worth more than $100 billion from larger rival Anheuser-Busch InBev .

Cans of soda are displayed in a case at Kwik Stops Liquor in San Diego, California February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson

Pepsi, Coca-Cola compete to invest in Chobani

PepsiCo Inc and Coca-Cola Co are in talks to invest in Chobani LLC, in a deal that the Greek yogurt maker hopes could value it at as much $3 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.  Full Article 

Volunteers of the Hindu nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) take part in a drill on the last day of their three-day workers' meeting in Ahmedabad, India, in this January 4, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

The hardliners behind Modi

KOLKATA - In order to consolidate power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has relied on the help of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh – which backs a campaign to force Muslims and Christians to convert.  Full Article 

U.S actor Leonardo DiCaprio walks during an auction at the amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2015 event during the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Antibes, near Cannes, southern France, May 21, 2015. REUTERS/ REGIS DUVIGNAU

Volkswagen scandal headed for Hollywood

NEW YORK - Paramount Picture and actor Leonardo DiCaprio's production company have acquired movie rights to a book proposal by New York Times journalist Jack Ewing about Volkwagen's clean diesel scandal, Paramount and New York literary agency Marly Rusoff and Associates said  Full Article 

Chinese chase new luxury labels abroad

A Reuters survey of Chinese spending in the U.S., Europe and Asia shows how consumer trends are shifting as the world's number one shopping nation looks abroad.

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Insurance rates soar after hack attacks

On top of rate hikes, some insurers are limiting the amount of coverage, leaving many potentially exposed to big losses.  Full Article