Philadelphia refiner’s woes pose test for U.S. biofuel policy

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The worsening financial condition of East Coast oil refiner Philadelphia Energy Solutions will present a new test for America’s controversial biofuels policy, legal experts say, revealing whether the government can collect a massive biofuels-related debt from a company in distress.

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Buyers jockey for indie films at Sundance without Weinstein

PARK CITY, Utah / LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – For the first time in three decades, producer Harvey Weinstein will not be trudging down Park City’s snowy Main Street when the Sundance Film Festival opens Thursday, leaving the independent movie festival marketplace without its most-watched tastemaker.

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Darabont files new lawsuit against AMC Networks over ‘The Walking Dead’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Frank Darabont, a key creator behind “The Walking Dead,” on Thursday filed a second lawsuit against AMC Networks Inc, claiming to have been deprived of tens of millions of dollars of additional profit from the hit cable TV series.

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Prosecutors want testimony of 19 other accusers for Cosby retrial

(Reuters) – Pennsylvania prosecutors on Thursday asked the judge who will preside over the second sexual assault trial of actor Bill Cosby to allow the testimony of 19 other accusers, including 12 women who were not allowed testify in the entertainer’s first trial.

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Exclusive: Amazon Studios to cut back on indie films in programing shift: sources

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc, which has made waves in recent years buying art-house movies at the Sundance Film Festival, is heading to the prestigious event this week with a long-term change in the works: It plans to shift resources from independent films to more commercial projects, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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