• This March 20, 2012 file photo shows Netfilx headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif. Netflix on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 announced it is raising the price of its Internet video service by $1 in the U.S. and several other countries to help cover its escalating costs for shows such as "House of Cards" and other original programming. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

    Netflix raising US price for most popular video plan by $1

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is raising the price of its Internet video service by $1 for new customers in the U.S., Canada and some Latin America countries to help cover its escalating costs for shows such as “House of Cards” and other original programming.

  • Chase Elliott climbs into his car before practice for the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race in Concord, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

    Earnhardt forced to make hard decisions for JR Motorsports

    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. has tried for five years to push Josh Berry’s career forward. He got him one Xfinity Series start this year driving for JR Motorsports, and was ecstatic when Berry turned it into a seventh-place finish last month at Richmond.

    Updated: 3:45 pm

  • Q&A: Calvert Investments chief talks sustainable investing

    NEW YORK (AP) — Responsible investing isn’t just for hippies wanting to avoid stocks of tobacco or alcohol companies anymore.

  • Judge dismisses bankruptcy case related to Erie Otters sale

    ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge has dismissed the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed by the former owner of the Erie Otters junior hockey team.

  • Volkswagen America CEO Michael Horn adjusts his glasses as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, before the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hearing on Volkswagen's emissions cheating allegations. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    VW’s US CEO to face tough questions in congressional hearing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen’s top U.S. executive offered deep apologies yet sought to distance himself Thursday from the emissions scandal enveloping the world’s largest automaker, asserting top corporate officials had no knowledge of the cheating software installed in 11 million diesel cars.

    Updated: 2:27 pm

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  • Gannett Co. buying Midwest, South newspapers for $280M

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gannett Co. has reached an agreement to acquire newspaper company Journal Media Group for $280 million, giving the media giant control of publications in more than 100 local markets in the U.S., company officials announced Wednesday evening.

  • VW elects Poetsch as chairman of board of directors

    WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen has elected Chief Financial Officer Hans Dieter Poetsch to chair its board of directors, a move that comes amid a scandal over emission-test rigging that’s roiling the German automaker.

  • A look at some underground fires in recent US history

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Underground fires like the one smoldering at a St. Louis-area landfill are not unprecedented. Here are some other notable fires in recent U.S. history:

  • Microsoft vice president for Surface Computing Panos Panay talks about the new Surface Pro 4 tablet during a presentation, in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. The Surface Pro 4 tablet is faster and thinner than before, yet it comes with a slightly larger screen at 12.3 inches. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Competition for Microsoft lineup, which targets high end

    NEW YORK (AP) — The success of Microsoft’s fall lineup of devices will ride on the company’s ability to convince people who got free Windows 10 software upgrades this summer to spring for new devices — specifically, Windows devices.