Missouri Governor Matt Blunt is asking the Federal Trade Commssion to review the proposed $46-billion takeover of St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch by Belgian brewer InBev. “For Missouri and the city of St. Louis, the InBev buyout would likely have a significant economic impact” wrote Blunt.
The staff of the Federal Communications Commission is supporting the merger of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. and Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., three weeks prior to the final vote on the multibillion-dollar deal.
European Union leaders agreed that stricter sanctions must be imposed on Iran in order to halt the country’s nuclear weapons development. “Action will start today in a new phase of sanctions on oil and gas,” said British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. “We will take any necessary action so that Iran is aware of the choice it needs to make.”
The Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal by Exxon Mobil Corp. to dismiss a human rights case brought by 11 Indonesian villagers. The villagers claim that security forces under the company’s command committed human rights abuses outside a gas processing plant.
Former Presidential candidate Ross Perot has launched a Web site, PerotCharts.com, about the American economy. “The American people must get directly involved and demand an end to deficit spending. This website will provide information for citizens to do just that,” Perot said in a press release.
Obama has named Hilary Clinton’s former campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle, to his campaign staff. Solis Doyle will serve as chief of staff to Obama’s vice president. Clinton backer Susie Tompkins Buell calls it a “slap in the face” and says it’s meant to “send a message that she [Clinton] is not being considered for the ticket.”
Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open on the 19th hole of Monday’s playoff with Rocco Mediate. Woods birdied the 18th hole to force the sudden death playoff and won the 19th hole after Mediate hit shots into a fairway bunker and onto a cart path.