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  • Nov 13- Hachette Book Group and Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday they reached a multi-year agreement for e-book and print book sales after months of fighting that pitted authors, agents and publishers against the world's largest online retail store. Amazon, which pulled several of Hachette's books from its inventory, will immediately resume selling all of...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- A spike in home auctions last month helped drive the biggest gain in U.S. foreclosure activity in more than four years, according to a report from RealtyTrac on Thursday. "The October foreclosure numbers are not a complete surprise given that over the past three years there has been an average 8 percent monthly uptick in scheduled foreclosure...

  • LAS VEGAS, Nov 12- Amazon.com Inc plans to build data centers in every large country over time as part of a broader investment push that will eventually make the Internet retailer's cloud computing arm the largest part of its business. He added that Amazon plans to build data centers in "virtually every large country" over time. Amazon stunned investors after...

  • UPDATE 1-International Market Centers files for IPO Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Nov 10- International Market Centers Inc, a provider of showroom space to home furniture and decor companies such as Bassett Furniture Industries and La-Z-Boy Inc, filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of common stock. The company, formed in 2011 by funds affiliated with Bain Capital LLC and Oaktree Capital Management LP, said it intended to...

  • International Market Centers files for IPO Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    Nov 10- International Market Centers Inc, a provider of showroom space to home furniture and decor companies, filed with U.S. regulators on Monday to raise about $200 million in an initial public offering of common stock. The Las Vegas- based company listed Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse Securities and Wells Fargo Securities among underwriters to the IPO.

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 10- Saving for college can be tough, but many families do not tap a potentially generous resource: relatives and friends. "I think people can feel comfortable going out and saying they prefer gifts that are more meaningful," said Erin Condon, vice president of Upromise, a college savings and cash rewards program, run by Sallie Mae.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- A Texas man who operated Bitcoin Savings and Trust was charged on Thursday with bilking his investors, in what prosecutors called the first federal criminal securities fraud case arising from a bitcoin-related Ponzi scheme. Trendon Shavers, 32, of McKinney, Texas, was charged with misappropriating about 146,000 of the 764,000 bitcoin, then...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- A Texas man who operated Bitcoin Savings and Trust was charged on Thursday with bilking his investors, in what prosecutors called the first federal criminal securities fraud case arising from a bitcoin-related Ponzi scheme. Trendon Shavers, 32, of McKinney, Texas, was charged with misappropriating about 146,000 of the 764,000 bitcoin, then...

  • DETROIT, Nov 5- Tesla Motors Inc shares rose nearly 8 percent in after-hours trading on Wednesday after the electric-car maker beat analysts' expectations for third-quarter results. Its shares rose after-hours, however, as non-GAAP income of 2 cents a share beat Wall Street's consensus view of a loss of 1 cent per share. "Tesla needs to grow dramatically if it...

  • DETROIT, Nov 5- Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc said its third-quarter loss nearly doubled from a year ago to $75 million, as manufacturing, sales and development expenses increased to meet rising demand for its Model S sedan. Its shares rose after-hours, however, as non-GAAP income of 2 cents a share beat Wall Street's consensus view of a loss of 1 cent per share.

  • ROME, Nov 4- Shareholders in GTECH on Tuesday approved the Italian lottery group's takeover of U.S. slot-machine maker International Game Technology, a tie-up aimed at creating a global gaming company to be listed on Wall Street. The new entity will have more than $6 billion in pro-forma revenues, GTECH said in July when it announced the $4.7 billion acquisition...

  • TOKYO, Nov 4- Japanese lawmakers are set to indefinitely postpone legalising casinos as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose cabinet has been hit by a series of scandals, lacks the political leverage to pass a bill this year, sources directly involved in the process said. The latest in a string of delays for the controversial bill will be a blow for Abe, who has promoted...

  • HONG KONG, Nov 4- October was the worst month on record for casino revenues in the world's biggest gambling hub Macau as China's pervasive war on corruption, combined with fewer tourists and slowing economic growth, dampen the appetite to wager. October was also the fifth consecutive month of declines after two years of rapid growth which saw Macau surpass Las...

  • TORONTO, Nov 3- Canadian startup Bionym, maker of a wearable security device dubbed Nymi, is teaming up with credit card giant MasterCard Inc and Royal Bank of Canada to test whether the beat of your heart is true enough to verify payments. The trial will allow Royal Bank, Canada's largest bank, Mastercard and customers using the technology to test...

  • HONG KONG, Nov 3- October is set to be the worst month on record for casino revenues in the world's biggest gambling hub Macau as China's pervasive war on corruption, combined with fewer tourists and slowing economic growth, dampen the appetite to wager. October would also be the fifth consecutive month of declines after two years of rapid growth which saw Macau...

  • HONG KONG, Nov 3- October is set to be the worst month on record for casino revenues in the world's biggest gambling hub Macau as China's pervasive war on corruption, combined with fewer tourists and slowing economic growth, dampen the appetite to wager. October would also be the fifth consecutive month of declines after two years of rapid growth which saw Macau...

  • DC (and these states) may go to pot next week Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    Voters in D.C. and in two states will decide on measures to legalize marijuana.

  • *Reports loss of 12 cents per share. WASHINGTON, Oct 27- T-Mobile US Inc on Monday posted record subscriber growth in the third quarter on the back of aggressive marketing campaigns, but booked wider-than-expected losses due to the cost of integrating its MetroPCS network. Revenue rose 10 percent to $7.35 billion, in line with Wall Street forecasts of $7.4...

  • The market is taking a breather, "said Jim Farrell, head of Omaha, Nebraska- based Farmers National, the largest U.S. farm management company. There hasn't been a high number of transactions, "said Randal Fransen, incoming president of the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. "There still isn't much land on the market," said Randy Hertz,...

  • Oct 14- A Las Vegas company, seeking to capitalize on the world's worst Ebola outbreak on record, is looking to sell the domain name Ebola.com for $150,000, a partner with the firm said on Tuesday. Hood acknowledged that Blue String Ventures has been criticized for looking to profit off Ebola.com since the Ebola virus has killed at least 4,447 people, mostly in...