>>Anheuser-Busch Heir Say's He'll Buy Back The Bud Light Brand From InBev
(New York, NY) -- The heir to the Anheuser-Busch company offers to buy back his family's old company from its parent company if they're looking to sell it. Billy Busch, whose family sold Anheuser-Busch to Brazilian based InBev in 2008, declared he would be the "first in line" to buy back the company and "make that brand great again." Busch made the comments this week while speaking with conservative show host, Tomi Lahren. The comments come almost five months after Anheuser-Busch endured a major boycott for making trans woman Dylan Mulvaney one of Bud Light's spokespeople. In the time since Anheuser-Busch's marketing blunder, the company has lost billions in revenue, seen its market value plummet and become a topic of mockery for many of its former consumer base.
>>WGA Continues Talks With Studios, Meeting To Come Friday
(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Writers Guild of America is still in discussions with Hollywood studios. On Thursday, the WGA met with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers to continue negotiations towards ending the writers strike, which has been going on for over 100 days. The CEO's of several major studios are also expected to host a meeting later today to discuss the next steps they should take.
>>Amazon Adds New Fee For Sellers Who Ship Their Own Packages
(Seattle, WA) -- Third-party sellers on Amazon who ship their own packages will soon have to pay an additional fee. Starting October 1st, members of Amazon's Seller Fulfilled Prime program will pay the company a two-percent fee on each product sold if they don't pay for the company's fulfillment services. The online retail giant also charges sellers a referral fee between eight to 15-percent on each sale. Sellers may also pay for warehouse storage, packing and shipping, as well as advertising fees.
>>Russia Fines Google Over Ukraine Content
(Moscow) -- Russia is fining Google for failing to delete what it calls "false content" about the war in Ukraine. A Moscow court on Thursday found the company guilty of failing to remove so-called prohibited information and fined Google three-million rubles, or about 30-thousand dollars. Google is just the latest internet company to be fined by Russian authorities. On Tuesday, Reddit was fined for not removing alleged false content. Earlier this month, Apple and Wikipedia were fined for similar reasons.
>>Mortgage Rates Surge To Record Highs
(Washington, DC) -- Mortgage rates are surging to record highs. This week they hit their highest level in 21 years, at just under seven-point-one-percent. That's up from six-point-nine-six-percent last week. Rates have been up all summer, above six-point-five since the end of May. The last time they went over seven was November 2022, but this week's is the highest since 2002. Mortgage rates have been spiking as a result of the Federal Reserve's rate-hiking plan to ease inflation, making it harder and harder to afford a home.
>>Ex-Wife Arrested In Microsoft Exec Murder Case In FL
(Jacksonville, FL) -- There's been a big arrest in the case of a murdered Florida Microsoft executive. Jared Bridegan was gunned down in what police say was an ambush last year in Jacksonville Beach while dropping off his twins the home of his ex-wife Shanna Gardner-Fernandez. The State Attorney's announced the arrest of Gardner-Fernandez on Thursday, and prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty. Gardner-Fernandez's current husband was also arrested in March for the murder. Bridegan and his ex-wife divorced in 2015 and police say they had several court battles over custody of their twins.