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Nook signage in a Barnes & Noble bookstore in New York.

Google and Barnes & Noble are joining forces to tackle Amazon, zeroing in on a service that Amazon has long dominated: fast, cheap delivery of books.

Donald Trump: Get my name off those casinos! Wed, 6 Aug '14 | 6:23 AM ET
Donald Trump

Donald Trump has a message for the two Atlantic City casinos that bear his name, five years after he gave up running them: You're fired.

The R&D Hall of Fame: Who makes the cut? Wed, 6 Aug '14 | 6:00 AM ET

Using the CNBC RQ 50 measure for R&D productivity, we've identified an elite group of companies that merit election to an R&D hall of fame.

Gold-colored Bugatti's cruise along London's streets. "The season" during which rich Arab boy racers come to flaunt their cars is upon us.

Hotel apologizes after 3,000 bad reviews Tue, 5 Aug '14 | 6:10 PM ET

A New York hotel was suffering a severe backlash to its posted policy of charging $500 extra if guests posted bad reviews online.

An Australian commuter gets stuck between a train and the platform in Perth, Australia.

The moment the passenger slips and gets his leg wedged between a train and platform was captured on video in Perth, Australia, NBC reports.

Value stocks that are R&D all-stars Wed, 6 Aug '14 | 6:00 AM ET

CNBC launches its first RQ 50 list, a predictive tool to find stocks with a highly competitive R&D growth and innovation strategy.

The real cost of owning a new home could come down to about the same amount as the cost of a new washing machine.

Why dying kids can't get the drugs they need Tue, 5 Aug '14 | 7:33 AM ET
Nathalie Traller back in the clinic.

Terminally ill patients are increasingly seeking access experimental drugs outside clinical trials, but drug companies often decline these requests. A look at why.

Television trucks outside Mount Sinai Hospital, August 4, 2014, in New York, after officials announced a male patient who recently traveled to West Africa is being tested for the Ebola virus.

The arrival of two U.S. Ebola patients and the testing of ill patients that recently traveled from West Africa have created fears. But are they genuine?

Manhattan apartment buildings

The New York real estate market is hot, hot, hot but get ready — it could pop at any minute, says hedge-fund manager Todd Schoenberger.

Satellite map of two hurricanes barreling down on the Hawaii'n Islands on Aug. 5, 2014.

Hurricane Iselle barreled towards Hawaii, with forecasters warning that the islands could face a one-two punch with Tropical Storm Julio trailing not far behind.

Artist sues over 'Angry Birds' royalties Tue, 5 Aug '14 | 12:37 PM ET

Artist Juli Adams has accused pet supply company Hartz Mountain Company of illegally selling her 'Angry Birds' designs.

A view of gloves and boots used by medical staff, drying in the sun, at a center for victims of the Ebola virus in Guekedou, on April 1, 2014.

Should people travel to West Africa? How is Ebola transmitted? Are passengers leaving Africa being screened? Here's what you need to know.

Hotel says $500 bad-review fee was a joke Mon, 4 Aug '14 | 12:23 PM ET

A hotel in New York says it doesn't really charge $500 to guests who post negative online reviews.

CEOs to Obama: You still don't get it Mon, 4 Aug '14 | 2:15 PM ET
President Barack Obama

President Obama sent a sharp rebuke through the business community on Sunday. Here's what current and former CEOs had to say about his comments.

Imperial Highness Prince Sultan Ertogroul Osman V with his wife, Princess  Zeynep Osman

An Afghan princess, the wife of the last imperial Ottoman Turk, is fighting eviction in the Upper East Side, the NYT reports.

Why financial education adds up Tue, 5 Aug '14 | 6:17 AM ET

Financial education is finding its way into schools as young people get increasingly stressed about their financial prospects.

PF Chang's names 33 restaurants in data breach Mon, 4 Aug '14 | 10:20 AM ET

P.F. Chang's China Bistro said the U.S. Secret Service had alerted the company to a possible credit and debit card security breach at 33 restaurants.

Reagan Press Secretary James Brady dead at 73 Mon, 4 Aug '14 | 2:10 PM ET
James Brady in 1981

James Brady, who was famously shot during an attempt on then-President Ronald Reagan's life in 1981, has died. NBC News reports.

Drought-shaming: There's an app for that Mon, 4 Aug '14 | 1:58 PM ET
A home with a dead lawn stands in front of hills that are browned with dried grass on July 18, 2014, in Fremont, California.

It rained in Southern California this weekend. However—and stop me if you've heard this one before—it wasn't nearly enough to cure the drought.

Amazon in 25 years: Which retailers are safe? Thu, 31 Jul '14 | 9:45 AM ET
Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at a news conference on June 18, 2014, in Seattle, Washington

If Amazon keeps rolling for another 25 years, companies in even more sectors will need to protect their turf. Are any retailers truly safe?

Stanford researchers are working on a battery for your phone, car and other devices that could last three times longer than existing batteries.

Mixologists opened nearly 11,000 bottles at this year's Tales of the Cocktail convention. What you'll want to drink this year.

The Brandon family leases and manages the cattle ranch they have lived on for 19 years and have no issues with the 240 foot wind towers they see every day on the owner's property.

Home to both vast repositories of conventional and shale oil, Texas is becoming a major player in wind power.

Auction offers overnight at 'Downton Abbey' Mon, 4 Aug '14 | 11:43 AM ET
A bedroom at the Highclere Castle, Newbury, England.

Auction house Christie's is offering a night's stay at Highclere Castle, the setting for PBS's period drama Downton Abbey.

Cramer: 4 cheap stocks with bullish catalysts Fri, 1 Aug '14 | 6:01 PM ET

If you’re trolling for ideas amid the selloff, you might want to get the following four stocks on your radar.

America's best college for your money is... Sat, 2 Aug '14 | 12:40 PM ET
Tomasso Hall, Babson College

Money Magazine’s surprising college rankings has Babson College ahead of Harvard and other notable Ivy League schools.

These bikes are 'Made in the USA' Sat, 2 Aug '14 | 1:00 PM ET
Workers craft Trek Bicycles in Waterloo, Wis. Most bikes, however, are manufactured in Asia.

As most production has moved overseas, Trek Bicycles has managed to hold onto some domestic production. Inside their Wisconsin headquarters.

Bricks-and-mortar locations need to undergo a complete makeover to stay relevant 25 years down the line, experts said.