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North America

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Top North America Articles

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  • New York Film Festival attracts the spotlight

    NEW YORK — For years, the New York Film Festival was a quaint afterthought on the fall festival circuit, good for locals to catch up on prestige titles but devoid of much Hollywood fizz. Not anymore. The Lincoln Center event has become an...
  • Phony sheriff's deputy tried to collect fake fine

    If you get a call from Lt. Gregg Stevens of the Lehigh County sheriff's office, don't panic and bow to his demands if he threatens to haul you into court. There is no Lt. Gregg Stevens at the sheriff's department. And you don't have any outstanding...
  • Commentary: Jesus would demand justice for immigrants

    The nation is engaged in a conversation on immigration and, therefore, our congregations should be too. After all, this is not just an abstract philosophical topic — this cuts straight to the core of who we are as Americans and, ultimately, who we...
  • Tesla supercharging stations open up the heartland

    Tesla supercharging stations open up the heartland
    We drove the Tesla Model S P85+ on an intrastate tour of superchargers in Illinois. Our route bisects a green-gold sea of soybean fields, blows by endless rows of withering corn crowned with green husks, and passes broccoli forests bunched on muddy...
  • Endemol North America CEO David Goldberg to Exit in December (EXCLUSIVE)

    David Goldberg, the founder of Endemol's North American TV operations, will step down as chairman-CEO in December. Goldberg was recruited by Endemol founder John De Mol to launch the Endemol North America arm of the European production powerhouse in...
  • FremantleMedia North America Taps Gilman to Head Digital Unit

    FremantleMedia North America CEO Thom Beers has hired Gayle Gilman as executive VP of digital content, a newly created role overseeing all original digital content. Gilman joined FMNA from Beers' Original Prods., where she was senior VP for the company's...
  • Hulu Pacts with BBC for 'Doctor Who,' 'Fawlty Towers' and Other Brit TV Fare

    Hulu is bulking up its subscription biz for Anglophiles, in a multiyear pact with BBC Worldwide North America that will add 2,000 episodes to Hulu Plus. The 144 BBC titles covered under the deal will give Hulu Plus one of the largest collections of...
  • Two prime ministers

    Following the hacking death of a British soldier by two alleged Islamic extremists, Prime Minister David Cameron said, "There is nothing in Islam that justifies this truly dreadful act." Winston Churchill thought otherwise, but he lived in a time...
  • REITs prove to be surprisingly reliable

    It may seem surprising that some forms of real estate have been among the most reliable of investments. Real estate investment trusts, known as REITs, invest in and own properties such as shopping centers, apartments, offices and industrial facilities....
  • Mobile platforms fuel spending growth in U.S. advertising

    Advertising spending in the U.S. and Canada is expected to grow 4% next year, according to newly released forecast by ad giant ZenithOptimedia. This year, spending is expected to inch up 3.4% in North America, slowing a bit after last year's infusion of...
  • Discovery premieres first independently produced landmark natural history series, “North America”

     
    “We called [North America] the most extreme continent, and we always talked about it being an extreme continent, and every single month there was something else to remind us of why that was true.” — Huw Cordey, North America series...
  • Netflix Video Puts Even More Strain on the Internet

    Netflix continues to be the biggest hog of Internet bandwidth in North America, with its video traffic jumping more than 35% in March from a year earlier, according to a new study. The video-subscription company accounted for roughly one-third (32.3%) of...