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US employers advertise more job openings in September

WASHINGTON — Employers advertised more job openings in September but hiring was essentially unchanged. Job openings rose 2.8 percent to 5.53 million in September, up from 5.38 million in August, the Labor Department said Thursday. Hiring slipped to 5.05 million from 5.08 million the prior month. The report indicates a relatively healthy U.S. job market that is weathering the pressures ...

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NATIONAL NEWS — Budweiser maker finalizes $107 billion bid for SABMiller

LONDON — Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch InBev announced Wednesday a final agreement to buy SABMiller for 71 billion pounds ($107 billion), in a deal that will combine the world’s two biggest brewers and create a company that makes almost a third of the world’s beer. In an effort to assure regulatory approval in the U.S., SABMiller agreed to sell its 58 ...

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Canadian ambassador to 'Hobnob' this week

JACKSON — The Canadian ambassador to the United States will be in Mississippi on Wednesday. The Clarion-Ledger reports Gary Doer is a special guest at Wednesday’s Mississippi Hobnob 2012, an annual event hosted by the Mississippi Economic Council, the state’s chamber of commerce. Canadian Consul General Stephen Brereton will also be a special guest. Hundreds of state government and business ...

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