CNN Money's Maribel Aber has your top business and financial news on this Thursday, May 15.


NEW YORK, NY (CNN) - CNN Money's Maribel Aber has your top business and financial news on this Thursday, May 15.

Wet county initiative begins in Faulkner County

The same group pushing for a decision in the November general election on whether retail alcohol sales should be allowed in Saline and Craighead counties is also beginning petition drives in Faulkner County.

Netflix is gobbling up Internet traffic

Netflix (NFLX) is grabbing an increased share of North American Internet traffic during peak hours, according to a study released Wednesday. Waterloo, Ontario-based Sandvine's bi-annual traffic trends report shows Netflix users accounted for 34.2% of all downloaded web traffic during peak evening hours in North America so far this year, a share that grew from 31.2% during the second half of 2013.

Couple finds marijuana in McDonald's burgers

Police are investigating a report of two people finding what may have been marijuana in their McDonald's cheeseburgers in Iowa last month. An engaged couple told police they found the substance between the patties in their two double cheeseburgers they bought at a McDonald's in Ottumwa, Iowa, on April 26.

What to be a racecar driver? Start playing video games

The Nissan GT Academy is a racing competition that sees winning drivers transition from Gran Turismo's digital realm to an honest-to-goodness race car. Lucas Ordóñez was the very first GT Academy winner and he not only went on to race outside the virtual realm, but grabbed some podium finishes, too. Fast forward five competitions (and as many years) and Road & Track reports that four Academy grads will be racing at Le Mans for 2014, proving that this feeder route is the real deal.

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