Fourth time’s the charm: AB InBev says it has reached an agreement in principle to buy SABMiller for about $104 billion. As David reported last week, SAB Miller had rejected an offer from its larger rival three times. The agreement would create a brewing behemoth that includes the Budweiser and Miller brands. Update: More here
Democratic Debate: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will face off tonight in the first Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas. Also on stage, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, Lincoln Chafee, the former Rhode Island governor and senator, and Jim Webb, the former Virginia senator.
It’ll be read for the articles: Playboy will reportedly stop carrying pictures of perhaps what the magazine is most famous for: nudes. The reason: The ease with which nudes and pornography are available online. “That battle has been fought and won,” Scott Flanders, the company’s chief executive, told The New York Times. “You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it’s just passé at this juncture.” Starting next March, the print edition will feature women in provocative poses, but they won’t be fully nude. Update: More here
MH17 report: The Dutch Safety Board will release a report today on what caused the Malaysian Airlines flight to break up over Ukraine last year, killing all 298 people on board. The BBC says that the report won’t assign blame, but the West believes the plane was shot down by Russian-backed rebels in Ukraine. Russia says the surface-to-air missile was fired from territory controlled by Ukraine. Update: More here
More approval for the nuclear deal: This time from Iran’s parliament. The agreement with the U.S. and other world powers now goes to the powerful Guardians Council for approval.