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Adam Sandler Signs With Netflix

Netflix wants to get into the movie business in a big way and to the end they have signed Adam Sandler to four movie deal. The movies will be exclusively on Netflix and Sandler will star in and produce each film.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Edge Lower

 

Gas prices in Maine dropped slightly this week for a statewide average of $3.44 a gallon. That's according to the gas price-monitoring website gasbuddy.com.

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David Becker, Getty Images

Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer Sold to Russians

Pabst Blue Ribbon beer that also makes Colt 45 and Old Milwaukee is being sold to Russian investors. The company was purchase in 2010 by Dean Metropoulos for only $250 million and he will make a nice profit on the sale. The Pabst Brewing Company will be sold for more than $700 million.

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Bruno Vincent, Getty Images

Recall Record for Swedish Automaker

When most auto companies have a recall for safety problems its in the area of 40 million or so. Swedish automaker, Koenigsegg, has set a new record for recalls, one car. They are recalling only one car setting a record for recalls.

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Robert Prezioso, Getty Images

The Chairless Chair

It’s called ‘The Chairless Chair’ because it’s nothing like your traditional chair. It doesn’t actually touch the ground and it’s a chair you wear. It’s a mobile exoskeleton that allows you to sit anywhere at any time.

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Alex Wong, Getty Images

Trucking Industry Needs Drivers

Seventy per cent of deliveries in the U.S. are made by trucks, everything from food to online shopping orders but, there is truck driver shortage in the country right now. The shortage is more noticeable now that the economy is coming back but even before the economy went in the tank there was a driver shortage.

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Konstantin Gushcha, Thinkstock

Maine Heating Oil Prices Lower This Month

The sound that homeowners do not like to hear, the furnace kicking in, the sound of money going up the chimney. It might be a good idea to fill up you tank now, prices in Maine dropped in August.

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Brian Lawdermilk, Getty Images

Nationwide Series Looking for New Sponsor

The current secondary NASCAR race is the Nationwide series but that may change soon. NASCAR and Comcast’s Xfinity are in negotiations to become the title sponsor. It would be a five to six year deal at more than $100 million with the first year’s rights and activation fees $9 million for each or $18 million.

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images

Chinese Restaurant Uses Robots to Serve and Cook Food

In China a restaurant has opened that is run by robots. There are 12 robots on the staff that cook and deliver food to the tables. They even have two robot hostesses’ that greet customers when they arrive. Each robot cost $6, 500 or the same as a year’s wage.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Aunt Jemima’s Family Sues Quaker Oats

On behalf of their family, the great-grandsons of the women who is the face of Aunt Jemima are suing PepsiCo and Quaker Oats. Quaker Oats are the makers of Aunt Jemima pancake syrup and mixes and their grandmother has been the face of the company since 1935.

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