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Anheuser-Busch is suing MillerCoors over its confidential recipes for Bud Light and Michelob Ultra.

In a heavily redacted court filing Thursday, Anheuser-Busch claims MillerCoors illegally obtained the recipes through one of its employees, who used to work for Anheuser-Busch.

Anheuser-Busch says MillerCoors wanted the recipes because it was planning to retaliate for Anheuser-Bush's Super Bowl ads, which chided MillerCoors for brewing beer using corn syrup.

Anheuser-Busch seeks damages from MillerCoors.

The filing was the latest in a legal fight that began in March. MillerCoors sued Anheuser-Busch over the corn syrup ad campaign, which it says is false and misleading.

 

Sinclair, AT&T reach agreement

Two communications giants have reached an agreement that will keep WTVC NewsChannel 9 and FOX Chattanooga on the air for customers of AT&T.

After weeks of negotiations — and multiple deadlines that came and went — Sinclair Broadcasting and AT&T made a multi-year deal, Sinclair announced Thursday.

"(We) are happy that we were able to come to a resolution with DIRECTV, AT&T TV and U-verse," said Todd Ricke, WTVC general manager. "Our goal was to ensure our viewers minimal disruption during the process, and we are relieved that we were able to continue to provide our viewers with the best local content in news and entertainment on our stations."

Sinclair had warned AT&T DirecTV, AT&T TV Now and U-verse customers that they might lose access to TV stations owned by Sinclair if the companies couldn't reach a deal.

Sinclair owns, operates, or provides services to 191 television stations in 89 markets, including WTVC NewsChannel 9 and FOX Chattanooga. AT&T provides more than 100 million U.S. consumers with entertainment and communications across TV, mobile and broadband services.

This dispute could have affected access to local television stations for about 300,000 people across Tennessee.

 

Electrify America in Ford partnership

Electrify America on Thursday announced an agreement with Ford Motor Co. to provide ultra-fast public charging for the automaker's future electric vehicles on the network of the Volkswagen subsidiary.

As part of the agreement, Ford will provide future customers of its all-new, all-electric Mustang-inspired SUV with public fast charging capabilities through Electrify America's growing charging network across the country.

Customers will be able to manage their charging plan through features of the company's FordPass app, as well as through their vehicle's touch screen, that will be supported by a comprehensive data feed from Electrify America, according to the companies. The FordPass app will provide real time location and charger status data to Ford EV drivers for Electrify America's network of ultra-fast EV public chargers across highway and metro charging stations planned in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

"We are committed to advancing the adoption of electric vehicles, and value forward-thinking collaborations with automakers like Ford, that share a similar vision," said Giovanni Palazzo, CEO of Electrify America.

Ford and VW earlier this year unveiled a partnership to co-develop products and bolster economic efficiencies.

 

Nuclear fuel group given more time

A U.S. task force has been given more time to recommend ways to revive domestic uranium mining as it lags amid low prices and global competition.

The Nuclear Fuel Working Group had been expected to deliver recommendations to President Donald Trump last week. But the Commerce Department says Trump granted a 30-day extension.

Uranium mining interests say the global market for uranium ore is vulnerable to political turmoil.

They want Trump to boost U.S. demand to help domestic suppliers. But the president rejected a requested quota during the summer and gave the task force 90 days to come up with other ideas.

Uranium is a vital component for the country's nuclear arsenal, submarines and nuclear power plants. Most of the U.S. supply comes from Canada and Australia, followed by Russia and former Soviet republics.

 

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