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  • MOSCOW, Sept 23- Russian assets firmed on Tuesday, buoyed by positive economic data from China, a major market for Russia's raw materials, and by a report that the European Union might review sanctions imposed against Moscow over its role in the Ukraine crisis.

  • San Diego philanthropist launches newspaper bid Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 3:57 AM ET

    SAN DIEGO— An octogenarian philanthropist launched a bid to buy San Diego's dominant newspaper and turn it into one of the nation's largest nonprofit news organizations, while another major Southern California publisher ceased publication of its Los Angeles newspaper after only five months.

  • 9 Marquez e-books coming out in English Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 9:52 AM ET

    NEW YORK— E-books for some of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's best known work, including the novel "Love in the Time of Cholera," are coming out for the first time in English. The Penguin Random House imprints Vintage Books and Vintage Espanol announced Monday that nine English-language e-books will be published Oct. 15.

  • Science adviser to 'Interstellar' writing book Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A companion guide to Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" promises not only some background on one of the year's most anticipated movies but also some basic science. Publisher W.W. Norton and Company announced Wednesday that Kip Thorne's "The Science of Interstellar" will coincide with the November release of the movie.

  • Amazon, Apple offer 'family' digital media sharing Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:57 AM ET

    Both Apple and Amazon are going to let their customers share stuff they've bought from their digital storefronts with family members.

  • Sept 17- News Corp Chief Executive Robert Thomson has urged European regulators to reconsider their settlement with Google Inc over its search practices, calling the Internet company an "egregious" aggregator and a "platform of piracy."

  • Penn. editor, Conn. newspaper get diversity award Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:49 PM ET

    CHICAGO— Philadelphia Daily News Editor Michael Days and the New Haven Register received the 13th annual Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership at the Associated Press Media Editors-American Society of News Editors conference on Tuesday.

  • *Japan's liberal Asahi newspaper admits errors, retracts stories. TOKYO, Sept 16- It was a rare role reversal for Japan's influential Asahi newspaper, which is known for exposing wrongdoing in high places, when its president stood before cameras to bow, apologise and pledge to restore his organisation's credibility.

  • *Japan's liberal Asahi newspaper admits errors, retracts stories. TOKYO, Sept 16- It was a rare role reversal for Japan's influential Asahi newspaper, which is known for exposing wrongdoing in high places, when its president stood before cameras to bow, apologise and pledge to restore his organisation's credibility.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 15- More than 1,000 Hachette Book Group authors including Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen King and James Patterson have urged Amazon.com Inc's directors to end a contract dispute with their publisher that has cost some writers' 90 percent of their sales on the online retailer's website.

  • Sept 12- Digital First Media, publisher of Denver Post and San Jose Mercury News, said it was considering selling itself as part of a review of its options. Digital First Media, formed through the merger of Media News Group and the former Journal Register Co in December last year, said it is the second largest newspaper company in the United States by circulation.

  • Digital First Media exploring possible sale of co. Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    Its publications include the Los Angeles Daily News, the San Jose Mercury News, the Denver Post and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Digital First Media serves 75 million customers monthly. In August, Gannett Co.— owner of USA Today— announced it would make such a move.

  • China shuts newspaper website amid extortion scandal Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    BEIJING, Sept 12- China has shut a respected business newspaper's website and opened an investigation, state media said on Friday, after executives confessed they extorted "huge payments" from companies in exchange for quashing critical stories.

  • Venezuela's oldest newspaper avoids shutdown Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:55 PM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela— Venezuela's oldest newspaper says it has staved off closure by reaching a deal with a state company guaranteeing it newsprint for at least two more weeks. El Impulso announced Wednesday that it would stop circulation as of Monday because of falling advertising, mounting inflation and a lack of basic materials.

  • *ECB would prefer not to be forced to do QE- Constancio. *Sees "most significant effect" from TLTROs. FRANKFURT, Sept 11- The European Central Bank would prefer not to be forced to spend billions of euros buying government debt, a process known as quantitative easing, but it cannot rule it out, ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio said in comments published on Thursday.

  • Dispute over Duke Ellington royalties in court Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    ALBANY, New York— Jazz composer Duke Ellington's grandson urged New York's highest court on Thursday to reinstate his lawsuit seeking half the foreign royalties from Ellington's music for his heirs.

  • Icahn’s firm makes fat-finger error in SEC filing Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:47 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Billionaire Carl Icahn's firm made a typo in a regulatory filing that erroneously said it had upped its stake in Gannett.

  • *Google case started with EU investigation in late 2010. *Deal will only escalate market abuse, Google rival says. BRUSSELS, Sept 4- Google's antitrust deal with EU regulators was criticised by Microsoft and other competitors in a last-ditch attempt to influence European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia before he leaves office at the end of October.

  • *Google case started with EU investigation in late 2010. BRUSSELS, Sept 4- Microsoft and publishers across Europe attacked Google's antitrust deal with EU regulators, calling it a "catastrophic" proposal that would serve only to entrench its dominance of the online search market.

  • Sell the movie, write the book     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    Brett Ratner, RatPac co-founder & chairman, and Ben Mezrich, "Seven Wonders" author, discuss the genesis of Mezrich's new book and the synergy between the film and publishing industry