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The New York Times reports this morning that the US Justice Department is suing to block a proposed $20.1 billion acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev of Grupo Modelo, the Mexican manufacturer of Corona beer. According to the story, the concern is that the deal "would cement Anheuser-Busch InBev’s control of the market and enable it to continue to raise beer prices."

The Times writes that "the lawsuit is the first major roadblock in a decade of consolidation by brewers around the world, which has reduced the industry to only a few major players, primarily multinationals that own a majority of big brands."
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