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The family trees of the six companies that make 50% of the world’s beer

qz.com — Consolidation is once again in the air for the beer industry. ABInbev is rumored to be exploring an acquisition of SABMiller according to the Wall Street Journal (paywall). For its part, SABMiller was rebuffed trying to acquire Heineken. Either deal would create a company responsible for brewing nearly one fifth of the worlds beer or more, and...
Oct 01, 2014

The family trees of the six companies that make 50% of the world’s beer qz.com/274568 pic.twitter.com/3FAsoK51pL

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Beijing just sent a chilling message to Hong Kong’s umbrella revolution

qz.com — HONG KONG-Beijing has a harshly worded message for Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. Not only is Beijing unwilling to reconsider the August decision to allow only Communist Party-approved candidates to run for Hong Kong's highest office, but Hong Kongers who continue to participate in the protests should expect dire consequences, an editorial in the People's Daily newspaper warned...
Oct 01, 2014

Echoing 1989 stance, @PDChina, official paper of CCP, warns of "unimaginable consequences" from #HongKongProtests bit.ly/1sN8R9n

Oct 01, 2014

RT @BrentNYT: Red Star Over Hong Kong: Beijing sends notice that it is ready to tighten noose. qz.com/274141 via @qz

Oct 01, 2014

Beijing just sent a chilling message to Hong Kong’s umbrella revolution qz.com/274141 via @qz

Oct 01, 2014

“If it continues, the consequences will be unimaginable,” says Beijing on #HongKongProtests qz.com/274141/beijing… #OccupyCentral

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Here is the full text of the Chinese Communist Party’s message to Hong Kong

qz.com — Quartz has examined the harsh message that the Chinese government sent to protesters in Hong Kong in an editorial warning them of "unimaginable consequences." Now we have translated the full text of that editorial. It's a classic Communist Party political screed, full of vague terms, veiled threats, and arguments that are logically sound but rest on untenable assumptions.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @limlouisa: Quartz translates the People's Daily editorial about HK - is it modern day equivalent of 4.26 editorial? qz.com/274425/here-is…

Oct 01, 2014

Quartz translates the People's Daily editorial about HK - is it modern day equivalent of 4.26 editorial? qz.com/274425/here-is…

Oct 01, 2014

Today's People's Daily editorial on Hong Kong worryingly recalls one printed amid 1989 Tiananmen Square protests: qz.com/274425/here-is…

Oct 01, 2014

Utterly chilling Chinese state organ on #OccupyCentral "If it continues, these consequences will be unimaginable" qz.com/274425/here-is…

Oct 01, 2014

Here is the full text of the Chinese Communist Party’s message to Hong Kong qz.com/274425 via @qz

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What it’s like to fly the $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites class

qz.com — In 2008, Singapore Airlines introduced their Suites Class, the most luxurious class of flying that is commercially available. The Suites were exclusive to their flagship Airbus A380, and they go beyond flat beds by offering enclosed private cabins with sliding doors that cocoon you in your own little lap of luxury.
Oct 01, 2014

Flying this way is basically setting a huge bale of money on fire, but it looks amazing qz.com/274361/what-it…

Oct 01, 2014

A $23k airline suite: “There’s a seat that folds down that’s actually more comfortable than most economy class seats” qz.com/274361/what-it…

Oct 01, 2014

SOMEDAY. 'What it’s like to fly the $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites class': qz.com/274361/what-it… pic.twitter.com/wAwLyEBdqA

43-yes, 43-charts that explain how the global economy wobbled forward last month

qz.com — US GDP was a peppier than previously thought, rising at a 4.6% annualized rate in the second quarter US new home sales surged 18% in August, hitting a six-year high... ...which explains why the outlook among US homebuilders is brightening... ...even though the much-larger market for existing homes fell 1.8% in August US car sales surged in...
Oct 01, 2014

Don't call him lazy—or late for dinner. @MatthewPhillips has your Sept. rundown of the global economy in 43 charts qz.com/274261

Oct 01, 2014

RT @qz: 43—yes, 43—charts that explain how the global economy wobbled forward last month qz.com/274261

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The complete guide to packing lunches that are tastier than takeout

qz.com — I used to work from home, where throwing together fresh salad greens with whatever cheese/cracker/soup/fried egg/half-sandwich/leftovers situation presented itself at lunchtime was simple. But when I started working full-time at Quartz's Manhattan office earlier this year, I discovered that lunch at the office can be a bit of a pain.
Oct 01, 2014

Feeling extremely inadequate about my lunches after reading this qz.com/271961/the-com…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @Food52: The complete guide to packing lunches that are tastier than takeout feat. #NotSadDeskLunch qz.com/271961 via @qz (thx @jenniavins!)

Oct 01, 2014

I just ate many of the props from this shoot, which is also a good lunch-at-work strategy. Must be nice, @Food52. qz.com/271961/the-com…

Oct 01, 2014

I won’t be getting away with takeout @qz from now on: The complete guide to packing your lunch qz.com/271961/ pic.twitter.com/d0imMUn6XU

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India took a picture of Mars-and found a picture of India

qz.com — Indians are swooning over the first images of Mars taken from their country's Mars Orbiter Mission-and some are saying MOM captured not just the Red Planet, but also an image of India. UPI reports that the shape resembles the sub-continent is a surface discoloration. Trying to find any shapes in the dust and clouds may be...

The markets were clearly under the US dollar’s control last quarter

qz.com — Long Shanghai. Short hogs. Looking through the rearview window, that would have been a great trade to make at the end of June. Shanghai was one of the best performing global indexes during the three months of trading that ended yesterday, rising 15.4%.

How the Food Network became less about food and more about winning

qz.com — Turn on the Food Network any night of the week, and this is what you'll probably see: "a larger-than-life host, a specifically defined challenge, bombastic music, a set time limit, a panel of judges, and a cast of contestants whose back-story and biographical detail serves to heighten the stakes and fan the [program's] already heated dramatic flame."...

Hong Kong’s protests don’t impress mainland Chinese visitors

qz.com — HONG KONG-Chinese tourists pouring into Hong Kong this week for a shopping holiday are getting an unexpected lesson in democracy from the city's tens of thousands of protesters demanding free elections. So far, most of them are unimpressed. "We're just here to go shopping," says a young woman from Guangzhou, standing with a friend outside of a jewelry store on a...
Oct 01, 2014

RT @qz: Hong Kong’s protests don’t impress mainland Chinese visitors qz.com/274283

Oct 01, 2014

Hong Kong’s protests don’t impress mainland Chinese visitors qz.com/274283

Fancy an American diversity visa? The odds of scoring one are remarkably low

qz.com — If you're looking for inroads to become a US resident, this little-known fact may come as good news: The US State Department offers a diversity visa, which opened its 2016 application process today. Each year, it gives 50,000 non-US residents with certain diversity-boosting qualifications a green card. The terms are pretty specific.
Oct 01, 2014

Fancy an American diversity visa? The odds of scoring one are remarkably low qz.com/273868 via @qz