Afternoon Coffee: AB InBev and SABMiller Reach Tentative Merger Deal, USDA Preps for Return of Bird Flu Kaitlyn McAvoy - October 13, 2015 12:12 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee | Tags: General News Anheuser-Busch InBev has offered to purchase competing beermaker SABMiller for $104 billion, according to a tentative deal between the companies. If the merger goes through, it will create a company responsible for 30% of global beer sales. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing for a return of the avian-influenza, or bird flu, that wiped out more than 48 million birds earlier this year. The department is hiring veterinarians and other temp workers, looking at using a bird-flu vaccine and increasing employee training to respond to the expected industry threat. Facebook will launch an e-commerce section to its app. The Shopping section will be part of the app’s “Favorites” section and include a personalized assortment of products the Facebook user may be interested in. Volkswagen announced plans to change its diesel-engine technology in Europe and North America “as soon as possible.” It also plans to reduce investments in its main passenger car band to cut company costs. SIGN UP for the Spend Matters newsletter Dirty Rotten Spendrels Discuss this: Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.