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New York’s payphones make an unlikely comeback

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New York City’s pay phones are dwindling in numbers – but apparently they are making a comeback.

Despite the glut of smartphones, revenue from advertising on pay phones is on the upswing, according to the New York City Independent Budget Office. Continue reading ‘New York’s payphones make an unlikely comeback’

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Watery Bud claims

Budweiser has been watering down its famous brew, falling short of the promised alcohol content on the label, according to three newly filed lawsuits.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has also been cheating beer drinkers by lowering the punch of Bud Light, Michelob, King Cobra and Michelob Ultra, the New York Post reports.

“AB’s customers are overcharged for watered-down beer, and AB is unjustly enriched by the additional volume it can sell,” plaintiffs Thomas and Gerald Greenberg said in one of the complaints, Bloomberg News reported.

The label says Budweiser contains 5 percent alcohol, but the plaintiffs claim that Bud is delivering less than that, in violation of consumer-protection laws.

The complaints, filed in federal courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California, are seeking damages of about $5 million each.


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