It's been nearly a year in the making but the biggest ever beer deal cleared its last major hurdles Friday as SABMiller's board accepted an improved �79 billion ($105 billion) takeover offer from Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD).
The European Union (EU) - the largest trading partner of the United States - has long been viewed as a reliable place to do business even as some might bemoan its reputation for seemingly endless bureaucracy.
For the first time ever, Facebook (FB, Tech30) and Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) are now each worth more than Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB).
The pound looks set to extend its decline next week, when traders and economists predict the Bank of England will cut interest rates for the first time in more than seven years.
FRANKFURT Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) showed a weaker reading in the European Union's banking stress test than most of its peers, indicating that the lender still has far to go in a revamp it launched last year.