Netflix makes 1st acquisition: comic book publisher

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix says it made its first acquisition, comic book publisher Millarworld, with plans to turn its characters into new films and shows for the video streaming service.

Millarworld's graphic novels "Kick-Ass," "Wanted" and "Kingsman" have already been turned into movies by major studios.

Judge: IBM owes Indiana $78 million for failed automation

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IBM Corp. owes Indiana $78 million in damages stemming from the company's failed effort to automate much of the state's welfare services, a judge has ruled in a long-running dispute.

Iran signs its biggest car deal with France's Renault

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran signed the country's biggest-ever car deal on Monday to build tens of thousands of cars annually under a joint venture with French automobile manufacturer Groupe Renault, buoying its manufacturing industry in defiance of the Trump administration's moves to isolate the country.

Business listings, Aug. 6, 2017

These applications for assumed business names were filed with the Champaign County Clerk's Office:

Baymont Inn & Suites, 302 W. Anthony Drive, C, Anil Chaudhari, West Chicago, and Dasarath Chaudhari, Foothill Ranch, Calif.

Chad's Mowing Service, 686B County Road 2425 N, C, Chad Hennigh, same address.

Urbana developer opening locally based food hall

URBANA — A food hall containing up to five different restaurants and a small bar is under construction on Broadway Avenue in Urbana.

Urbana developer Matt Cho, best known as the owner of Sipyard in Urbana, said his Broadway Food Hall will open as early as this fall at 401 N. Broadway Ave., just north of the Station Theatre, on the site of the former Four Seasons Garage Sales building.

Building permits, Aug. 6, 2017

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling costing more than $25,000.

Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.


Clark Clayton, new single-family residence at 1904 Alton Drive, $75,000.

Wired In: Dario Aranguiz

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood chats with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet 20-year-old DARIO ARANGUIZ, a University of Illinois graduate student working as an intern at Petronics, which makes robotic animals, beginning with cat toy Mousr. He's also a competitive strength athlete.

Two area farms earn national awards for cheeses

CHAMPAIGN — Two area farmstead creameries have won national awards for their cheeses in the recent American Cheese Society annual competition.

Ludwig Farmstead Creamery in Fithian won second place for its Jake's Wheel Special Herb, in the category of farmstead cheese, with flavor added, all milks, aged over 60 days. The cheese is a semi-soft havarti, made from Holstein cow milk.

Wired In: Ethan Wisniewski

Each week, staff writer PAUL WOOD chats with a high-tech difference-maker. Meet ETHAN WISNIEWSKI, a student and Medical Device Design Engineer at Cast21. The company makes sleeves to replace traditional fiberglass casts. They are breathable, lightweight and inexpensive. Their open design means you can scratch your itch.

Growth on tap for area breweries

Triptych Brewing Co. in Savoy is planning to expand.

Blind Pig Brewery in Champaign is about to start selling bottles of its beer.

Riggs Beer Co. in Urbana recently celebrated a year in business.

Monarch Brewing Co. recently opened in Monticello.

And J.T. Walker's Restaurant and Brewery is doing well in Mahomet.