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  • J.K. Rowling

    The author of the mega-selling "Harry Potter" series has an agreement with Little, Brown in the United States and Britain to release her first adult novel, the publishers announced Thursday. The title, release date and details about the book, long rumored, were notannounced.

  • Kreece Fuchs

    The entrepreneurs behind Better Wold Books started a profitable business by doing good — they collect and sell books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide.

  • Is Apple Set to Revolutionize the Textbook Industry? Monday, 16 Jan 2012 | 10:25 PM ET
    iPad

    The textbook industry has been waiting for its big digital revolution but so far, its been slow going. Apple may be aiming to change that with an announcement that the company has planned for Thursday in New York City.

  • The Time Warner building.

    As Time Warner searched for a top executive to run its sprawling magazine unit, it did not look just outside the company. It looked outside the publishing industry, the New York Times reports.

  • Movie Fantasy Jobs Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 1:31 PM ET
    Movies have glamorized many occupations over the years. The films of Humphrey Bogart let viewers live vicariously as street-smart private eyes. James Bond made audience members imagine themselves as debonair, globe-hopping spies with exotic seductresses in every port of call. And Clint Eastwood’s westerns made people visualize themselves as the frontier’s messengers of bloody vengeance.What these films failed to do was accurately convey a picture of their main characters’ day-to-day finances. Wa

    CNBC.com considered how famous movie characters made their living. We found what their salaries would be in real life, then determined if they could really afford to live in that apartment, drive that car, or eat at that restaurant.

  • Twighlight of the Murdochs?     Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 1:45 PM ET

    Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, Financial Times, and Peter Lauria, Reuters Media, discuss the future of the Murdoch dynasty.

  • amazon.com

    Amazon.com has taught readers that they do not need bookstores. Now it is encouraging writers to cast aside their publishers, David Streitfeld writes in the New York Times.

  • Jobs For Millennials Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 4:05 PM ET
    Everybody knows that it’s a tough job market out there. One group of people who are intimately acquainted with that reality are the young adults known as Millennials. Opinions vary on their demographics. Some people say that they’re people born between 1975 and 1990, and others put the birth date at 1990 and later. However, when the quibbling is over, the fact remains that Millennials are young adults who are having a hard time finding work these days.The job market has been changing for many ye

    It’s a tough job market out there, especially for the young adults known as Millennials. What are some good job prospects for Millennials? Find out!

  • BSkyB Hands Investors Cash Bonus, Murdoch Stays Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 3:11 AM ET
    James Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch and Chairman and Chief Executive of News Corporation, Europe and Asia.

    James Murdoch, the under-fire chairman of BSkyB, was kept on with the unanimous support of the board, the chief financial officer of the cable television company told CNBC Friday.

  • News Corp Liable in USA?     Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 1:27 PM ET

    Discussing whether News Corp could be liable under the Corrupt Foreign Practices Act in the United States, with CNBC's David Faber, Carl Quintanilla & Melissa Lee.

  • Dow Jones CEO Resigns     Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 4:47 PM ET

    Michael Corty, Moringstar, says it is not too much of a surprise Les Hinton resigned from News Corp.

  • Murdoch Managing the Crisis     Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 1:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports News Corp is still in apologizing mode even after News International CEO Rebekah Brooks leaves the company.

  • Shocking Development in News Corp Probe     Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 4:09 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports Murdoch's empire may be one step closer to an FBI investigation.

  • The Wild Stunts Some Will Pull to Get a Job Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 2:28 PM ET
    Mork Encino

    You wouldn't believe the wild stunts some people will pull to get a job. One unemployed man is willing to die to get a job ... sort of. "This is a real every man for himself type economy right now," he said. Click through to read his life-or-death offer.

  • British Parliament to Vote Against Murdoch Deal Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 4:18 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference with his wife Wendi on July 7, 2011 in Sun Valley, Idaho.

    The British parliament will unite on Wednesday to urge Rupert Murdoch to drop plans to further expand his media empire in a move unthinkable before a phone hacking scandal exploded just two weeks ago.

  • Murdoch's British Titles: Who Would Buy? Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 1:41 AM ET

    Speculation has been building about who might want to buy the other newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp in the UK, after the News of the World closure.

  • Shoplifting: Is It Good for the Economy? Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 1:41 PM ET

    Could it be that shoplifting is actually a good sign for the economy—that employees are feeling more secure and therefore willing to take more risk? Or, is actually the opposite, that things or so bad, we think it's OK to take the office copier home?!

  • Murdoch Under Siege     Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 12:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Kaya Tausche and Ross Westgate with the latest details on the fallout from News Corp's hacking scandal, and discussing its impact on the pending BSkyB deal and shareholders, with Jason Subotky, Yacktman Mutual Funds.

  • Murdoch Empire at Risk?     Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 1:40 PM ET

    Discussing fallout from the hacking scandal and its impact on News Corp, with Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, Financial Times; Lloyd Grove, The Daily Beast and Bob Pittman, Pilot Group CEO.

  • Murdoch's Deal Delayed by British     Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 1:31 PM ET

    NBC's Stephanie Gosk has the details on whether News Corp's plan takeover of BSkyB violates anti-monopoly laws.