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  • Gannett says Icahn withdraws director nominations Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 7:30 AM ET

    March 2- USA Today publisher Gannett Co Inc said it had reached an agreement with Carl Icahn resulting in the activist investor withdrawing his nominations to the company's board. Icahn, who owns about 6.6 percent of Gannett, nominated two directors in January, saying he was concerned about decisions the company may make in anticipation of the proposed spinoff...

  • NEW YORK— Veronica Roth fans can start the countdown. The "Divergent" author is set to write a new two-book series, HarperCollins Children's Books told The Associated Press on Monday. "Divergent," a Dystopian trilogy Roth completed in 2013, has sold more than 30 million copies and along with Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games" and John Green's books helped perpetuate...

  • Pow! Bam! CEOs get Batman treatment in comics Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 1:00 PM ET

    Bluewater Productions is banking on comic book biographies and spinning stories about tycoons like Jack Welch and Howard Schultz.

  • NEW YORK— John B. Fairchild, who took Women's Wear Daily from dry fashion trade publication to an international industry force, died Friday at his Manhattan home after a long illness, the magazine confirmed. Fairchild headed his family's publishing business, Fairchild Publications Inc., for more than 30 years, including a long stint as the tyrannical editor in...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— A veteran newspaper executive credited with successfully growing online readership and digital advertising has been named publisher of The Providence Journal. Janet Hasson, 55, will be the second female publisher in the 185- year history of Rhode Island's largest newspaper. Hasson has been serving as the president and publisher of the...

  • CARACAS, Venezuela— The Venezuela newspaper started by a former guerrilla as a forum to criticize the socialist revolution started by the late President Hugo Chavez is ending its daily print edition amid a shortage of newsprint and what it says is a pattern of government harassment. Starting Sunday, Caracas- based Tal Cual will be available at newsstands only...

  • NEW YORK— The New York Daily News may be up for sale. Mort Zuckerman, the owner and publisher of the New York City tabloid newspaper, sent a memo to employees on Thursday that said he was approached about a potential sale a few weeks ago. The memo was sent to The Associated Press.

  • Houghton Mifflin reports 4Q loss Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:01 AM ET

    BOSTON _ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co. on Thursday reported a loss of $83.7 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 28 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • NEW YORK— Book publishers for Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly say they stand behind his work despite questions that have been raised about his reporting. O'Reilly's series of books about the deaths of John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln and Jesus Christ have sold millions of copies and been turned into successful movies for the National Geographic channel.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 25- The Kremlin was presented with a plan to annex the Crimea peninsula and eastern Ukraine before the overthrow of the country's Moscow- leaning president last year, an independent newspaper reported on Wednesday. Russia has denied it had a plan to annex Crimea before President Viktor Yanukovich fled Kiev on Feb. 21 last year and says it acted in...

  • R.R. Donnelley posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 6:54 AM ET

    CHICAGO _ R.R. Donnelley& Sons Co. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $19.5 million. R.R. Donnelley expects full-year revenue in the range of $11.7 billion to $11.9 billion. R.R. Donnelley shares have increased 11 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • China c.bank newspaper warns of rising deflation risk Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:45 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Feb 25- China is dangerously close to slipping into deflation, the central bank's newspaper warned on Wednesday, highlighting increasing nervousness in policymaking circles as a sputtering economy struggles to pick up speed despite a raft of stimulus steps. As a slowdown in China's economy over the past year was accompanied by a chill in global...

  • LAS VEGAS— New York- based New Media Investment Group Inc. says it has reached an agreement to purchase the company that owns the Las Vegas Review-Journal and daily newspapers in six other states. New Media President and CEO Michael E. Reed said in a statement Thursday they will purchase "substantially all of the assets" of Stephens Media LLC for $102.5 million...

  • One fish? Two fish? New Dr Seuss book coming Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 9:44 AM ET

    More than 20 years after his death, there is still plenty of news about Dr. Seuss.

  • German rail union threatens four-day strike - newspaper Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 1:35 PM ET

    BERLIN, Feb 14- Germany's train drivers' union GDL has threatened Deutsche Bahn with a four-day strike unless the state-run railway agrees to a new negotiating agenda in a wage dispute, a German newspaper reported on Saturday. Deutsche Bahn and GDL broke off talks on Wednesday over a wage dispute that caused major disruption late last year.

  • Feb 12- Time Inc, the largest magazine publisher in the United States, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit and warned sales would decline further this year as it grapples with falling circulation and advertising revenue. The company, which was spun off from Time Warner Inc last June, has been severely hit by declining circulation and advertising...

  • Feb 12- Time Inc, the largest magazine publisher in the United States, reported quarterly results that fell short of analysts' estimates, hurt by falling circulation and advertising revenue. The forecast implies revenue of $3.08- $3.18 billion for the full year, well below the average analyst estimate of $3.24 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • Feb 11- Time Warner Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher subscription fees for channels under its Turner Broadcasting and HBO units. The two businesses together account for more than half of Time Warner's total revenue. Time Warner cut jobs in its Turner unit last year to reduce costs and spun off its publishing business Time...

  • Hannah Davis: Don’t take the cover so seriously Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 12:54 PM ET
    Model Hannah Davis on the cover of Sports Illustrated's 2015 Swimsuit issue.

    Hannah Davis said Tuesday she did not understand why people were so outraged by her cover photo.

  • Feb 5- News Corp, owner of the Wall Street Journal and HarperCollins, reported quarterly revenue and a profit just above analysts' consensus forecast as its book publishing and real estate businesses offset dwindling print revenue. News Corp's revenue is largely dependent on its newspaper holdings in the United States, Australia and Great Britain.