The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (US), America, or simply the States, is a federal republic consisting of 50 states, 16 territories, and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and the federal district of Washington, D.C., are in central North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is the northwestern part of North America and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean. The largest of these territories are Puerto Rico and the American Virgin Islands which are an official part of the United States. At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) in total and with around 316 million people, the United States is the fourth-largest country by total area and third largest by population. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries. The geography and climate of the United States is also extremely diverse, and it is home to a wide variety of wildlife.
Paleo-indians migrated from Asia to what is now the U.S. mainland around 15,000 years ago, with European colonization beginning in the 16th century. The United States emerged from 13 British colonies located along the Atlantic seaboard. Disputes between Great Britain and these colonies led to the American Revolution. On July 4, 1776, delegates from the 13 colonies unanimously issued the Declaration of Independence. The ensuing war ended in 1783 with the recognition of independence of the United States from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and was the first successful war of independence against a European colonial empire. The current Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787. The first 10 amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, were ratified in 1791 and guarantee many fundamental civil rights and freedoms.
A list of articles and categories dealing with beer and breweries by region.
Beer in Mexico has a long history.Mesoamerican cultures knew of fermented alcoholic beverages, including a corn beer.Only two corporations, Grupo Modelo and FEMSA control 90% of the Mexican beer market.Beer is also a major export for the country, with most going to the United States, but is available in over 150 countries in the world.
Anheuser-Busch InBev (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑnɦɔjzər ˈbuʃ ˈɪmbɛf ˈɛn ˈveː], abbreviated as AB InBev) is a Belgian-Brazilian multinational beverage and brewing company headquartered in Leuven, Belgium. It is the world's largest brewer with nearly 25 percent global market share and the third largest fast-moving consumer goods company by firm value (as of March 2012).
AB InBev has 14 brands that individually generate over 1 billion USD per year in revenue out of a portfolio of more than 200 brands (2010). This portfolio includes global brands Budweiser, Corona, Stella Artois, Beck's and Brahma, smaller multi-country brands like Alexander Keith's, Leffe and Hoegaarden, and regional brands such as Spaten, Hasseröder, Löwenbräu, Bud Light, Skol, Quilmes, Harbin, Cass, Jupiler and recently their acquired Presidente beer from Dominican Republic. Total revenue for all InBev brands in 2010 was over 36 billion USD.
In journalism, a human interest story is a feature story that discusses a person or people in an emotional way. It presents people and their problems, concerns, or achievements in a way that brings about interest, sympathy or motivation in the reader or viewer.
Human interest stories may be "the story behind the story" about an event, organization, or otherwise faceless historical happening, such as about the life of an individual soldier during wartime, an interview with a survivor of a natural disaster, a random act of kindness or profile of someone known for a career achievement.
Finance is the allocation of assets and liabilities over time under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. A key point in finance is the time value of money, which states that a unit of currency today is worth more than the same unit of currency tomorrow. Finance aims to price assets based on their risk level, and expected rate of return. Finance can be broken into three different sub categories: public finance, corporate finance and personal finance.