Deal-Making and Drinking: Do They Mix?

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If two beer giants, Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, succeed in merging as planned, the resulting "beerhemoth," as it's been nicknamed, will be the third biggest corporate merger ever. We could also be about a week away from what's been called the "boringest" merger ever between Dell and EMC. Meanwhile, Charter Communications and Time Warner are discussing their potential marriage before the Federal Communications Commission. 

All this is to say: Mergers and acquisitions are on their way to reaching an all-time high in 2015. They're up by almost 50 percent from last year. But what does all the merger mania mean for the economy? 

Listen to Money Talking host Charlie Herman discuss who wins — and who loses — when corporations merge with guests Sheelah Kolhatkar from Bloomberg Businessweek and Myles Udland from Business Insider.