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LOS ANGELES (AP) — California lawmakers have taken the first step toward accomplishing something Major League Baseball could never do: Stop players from stuffing those big wads of chewing tobacco into their mouths during games.
By Philip Blenkinsop and Kate Holton BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - SABMiller accepted a takeover proposal at the fifth time of asking on Tuesday after Anheuser-Busch InBev , the world's largest brewer, set out a cash and share package worth 68 billion pounds ($104.4 billion). After repeated rebuttals from its next largest rival, AB InBev said it was willing in principle to pay 44 pounds in cash per SABMiller share, with a partial share alternative set at a discount and limited to 41 percent of the SABMiller shares. SABMiller said it had indicated to AB InBev that its board would be prepared to accept the offer and said it had asked for a two-week extension to the deadline set for its rival to announce a firm intention to bid.