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Georgia company buys upstate NY ethanol refinery from Sunoco

Jan. 24, 2019 12:08 AM EST

FULTON, N.Y. (AP) — A Georgia-based renewable fuels company is buying a corn ethanol refinery in upstate New York with plans to develop facilities to convert wood waste to energy, plastics and other products. Attis Industries, based in Milton, Georgia, says it will buy and operate an ethanol refinery and...

Ford posts quarterly loss amid struggles in Europe, China

Jan. 23, 2019 7:44 PM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co., which has struggled overseas and saw U.S. sales fall last year, reported its first quarterly net loss in two years Wednesday. The Dearborn, Michigan, company said it lost $116 million, or 3 cents a share, in the fourth quarter, compared with a $2.52 billion profit a...

Technology of future delivers doughnuts of today on campus

Jan. 23, 2019 3:34 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A fleet of high-tech robots has deployed at a northern Virginia university for the noble purpose of delivering pizza, doughnuts and coffee on demand to students. More than 25 knee-high, cooler-shaped robots began delivery duty Tuesday at George Mason University in Fairfax. Ryan Tuohy,...

Hulu ups price for live-TV service, cuts basic package price

Jan. 23, 2019 2:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Hulu's live-TV streaming service will cost $5 more per month, while its traditional video-on-demand service will be $2 cheaper. Hulu with Live TV, a cable-like package with CNN, ESPN and a few dozen other channels over the internet, will cost $45 a month starting Feb. 26, as Hulu seeks to...

Comcast loses cable users, but internet subscribers surge

Jan. 23, 2019 1:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is still losing U.S. cable customers but is racking up more internet subscribers and has gotten a revenue boost from Sky, its big bet on European TV. The Philadelphia company said Wednesday that it lost 29,000 U.S. cable customers in the fourth quarter but added 351,000 internet...

Netflix joins MPAA lobbying group, its 1st streaming member

Jan. 22, 2019 9:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On the same day Netflix scored its first best picture nomination from the Oscars, the streaming company is also joining the lobbying group the Motion Picture Association of America. The MPAA announced Tuesday that Netflix will join its ranks, becoming the first streaming service to do so....

40 years after his "folly," Bogle's index funds reign

Jan. 22, 2019 7:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Forty years ago, the thought of buying a stock index fund was ridiculed. Why would anyone be satisfied with an investment that promised nothing more than the same return as the market? Later this year, however, U.S. stock index funds may for the first time control more in assets than mutual...

Correction: Sinclair-New Streaming Service story

Jan. 22, 2019 5:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 16 about Sinclair Broadcast's new streaming service, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the company's ownership of national television networks and channels. The company runs smaller national broadcasting networks such as TBD and Charge and also owns The T, an...

Hall of Fame historian Joe Horrigan to retire

Jan. 22, 2019 3:44 PM EST

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Joe Horrigan, perhaps the most knowledgeable historian in the sport, is retiring as executive director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame on June 1. Horrigan has spent 42 years at the hall, and this summer will release his book on the NFL's first 100 years: "NFL Century: The Rise of...

Rachel Kushner among finalists for book critics prizes

Jan. 22, 2019 7:07 AM EST

Rachel Kushner's prison novel "The Mars Room," poetry and criticism by Terrance Hayes and essays by Zadie Smith were among the finalists announced Tuesday for the National Book Critics Circle prize. Judges chose an eclectic range of 31 books in six competitive categories, from fiction to criticism to...