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Some buyers call classes by 'Flip or Flop' stars misleading
NEW YORK (AP) -- For Doug Stephens, the free event seemed like a good way to learn how to flip homes. An online ad for the December gathering sported pictures of Tarek and Christina El Moussa, the stars of HGTV's "Flip or Flop" who buy rundown homes, renovate them and try to sell them for a profit. Stephens watched "Flip or Flop" regularly, along with 2.8 million other Americans, so he went....

Customers are starting to see the NBC effect on Comcast
NEW YORK (AP) -- While many are skeptical of the business logic behind AT&T's desire to buy Time Warner, a similar deal from earlier this decade, Comcast's marriage with NBCUniversal, foreshadows some of the possibilities - as well as the potential competitive and consumer harms - that could result....

Despite ratings drop, Olympics boosts Comcast in 3Q
NEW YORK (AP) -- Comcast's profit rose 12 percent in the July-September quarter thanks to the Olympics and the first third-quarter gains in video subscribers in a decade....

The Trump-Clinton Twitter war: Bludgeon vs. stiletto
NEW YORK (AP) -- Back in June, when Donald Trump slammed President Barack Obama's endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Twitter, the Democrat's campaign was quick to tweet back a chilly three-word response: "Delete your account ."...

A Twitter election: A look at some memorable hashtags
NEW YORK (AP) -- The 2016 presidential campaign has played out on Twitter as much as it has on TV, in convention halls and diners, rallies and watercoolers across the country....

Tesla Motors surprises with 3rd-quarter profit
DETROIT (AP) -- Electric car maker Tesla Motors posted its first quarterly profit in three years on Wednesday, giving investors reason to cheer after months of doubt....

New York's MoMA acquires original set of emojis
NEW YORK (AP) -- Back in the day, before cars could drive themselves and phones could send stickers and animations, a Japanese phone company released a set of 176 emojis....

Boeing has a banner 3Q and sees more of the same ahead
DALLAS (AP) -- Boeing's third-quarter profit rose 34 percent on lower taxes, and the company raised its forecast for 2016 earnings, revenue and airplane deliveries....

Toyota adds 5.8M vehicles to global Takata recall total
DETROIT (AP) -- Toyota is recalling about 5.8 million vehicles in Japan, Europe, China and other countries to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators....

Time running out for Thursday signing of EU-Canada deal
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Time was running out on the European Union to sign a landmark free trade deal with Canada on Thursday after Belgium failed to make decisive headway to lift a crucial veto of one of its regions....

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