For your first point, I've noticed this bug too... I don't think it's AOD specific though. The work around is to not rush production when the screen comes up, but then drill down into the city, reselect the building, and hurry production there. It'll only buy the tools you need. As per the 2nd point, yeah I've noticed this too... I think it's a bug. Why would you ever build a newspaper when a telegraph is available at the same time?