Daily business briefing: Anheuser-Busch scores at Wrigley Field

September 9, 2013 

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Anheuser-Busch has signed a new deal to become the exclusive beer sponsor at the home of the Chicago Cubs.

The St. Louis Business Journal cited a story in the Chicago Tribune that the brewer also plans to install a 650-square-foot Budweiser sign in the right-field bleachers at Wrigley Field. Read more at http://www.bizjournals.come/stlouis. ...

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St. Louis' largest engineering firm plans to buy an Australian consultancy. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has announced plans to pay $1.2 billion for Sinclair Knight Merz, the St. Louis Business Journal reports. Find out more at http://www.bizjournals.come/stlouis. ...

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Microsoft has announced that it will be streaming Xbox Music free on the Web. The move represents another step toward Microsoft's goal of becoming a company that sells devices and services, rather than primarily software. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Promising economic data out of Asia has sent U.S. stock futures rising. Dow Jones industrial futures are up 36 points to 14,945. The U.S. trade deficit increased in July, due in part to slowing growth in China and Japan's ongoing economic struggles. Read more at http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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