Toyota Predicts Output, Beer Healthier Than Milk: Consumer Business Report

Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) believes that Japanese automakers will not restore production for output destined for China to full levels before July due to the backlash ignited by the dispute between Japan and China, according to Bloomberg. Output might be 40 percent below normal this quarter, but should gradually improve.

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Proactive measures by certain low-wage hotels, restaurants, and retailers to limit the schedules of staff to under 30 hours per week in order to avoid having to supply them with health insurance, as prescribed under the Affordable Care Act, has begun. Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI) is changing its policies, but Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) and Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) have no plans to reduce employee hours.

Great Beer News! Heineken (HINKY.PK) executive Alexis Nasard has told CNBC that drinking beer in moderation is healthy because of the natural brewing process along with the lower calories it contains compared to alternatives such as milk.

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