Bud still wields powerful name

BusinessWeek has Interbrand’s list of the 100 most valuable brands in the world. Coca-Cola and Microsoft are one-two on the list, although both slipped in value in 2006.

Budweiser fell form No. 26 to No. 27 on the list – still pretty heady company. The comment: “A price war and changing tastes left the No.1 beer maker with a nasty hangover.”