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Bottoms up: Beer drinkers have reason to celebrate

Beer drinkers, as they quaff their favorite brew, can thank the Justice Department for helping them avoid getting stuck with a higher bill. At least that is the consensus of folks who praise antitrust division chief Bill Baer for engineering a demanding settlement of the government’s lawsuit that had challenged the proposed acquisition of Grupo Modelo, the third largest brewer in the U.S., by a company called ABInBev, which is the world’s – and the United States’ – largest beer maker.

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