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  • $2 Billion WTC Tower Lease Signed by Conde Nast Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 3:38 PM ET
    A model of the future World Trade Center site.

    The agency that controls the new landmark tower rising at the World Trade Center approved a deal Wednesday that will bring in magazine publisher Conde Nast as a tenant, adding some glamour to a redevelopment project draped in patriotism.

  • Lusty Tales and Hot Sales: Romance E-Books Thrive Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 10:37 AM ET

    Publishers and retailers, spying an opportunity, have begun pursuing in earnest those enthusiastic romance readers who have abandoned print for digital.  The New York Times reports.

  • Borders and Barnes & Noble Shares Up on Merger Talk Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 3:50 PM ET
    Barnes and Nobles

    There seems little doubt that Borders Group and Barnes & Noble, were they to merge, would create significant cost savings.

  • Can the 'NewsBeast' Really Make Money? Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 4:43 PM ET

    A year from now, the marriage of Newsweek with the Daily Beast website will bear a “very strong bottom line,” Stephen Colvin, CEO of the newly formed Newsweek Daily Beast Company, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Amazon.com's fulfillment center in Fernley, Nevada.

    Before the book was pulled in the wee hours of the morning, the pedophile guide had been propelled to the top 100 rankings among paid Kindle titles on Amazon.com. Less than 24 hours earlier, the virtually unknown digital book ranked well north of 157,000 on Amazon.

  • 2010's Best New Wall Street Analysts Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 3:12 PM ET
    For the past 39 years, has surveyed research directors and chief investment officers at major U.S. money management firms to get their take on the best equity analysts in each sector. Although many top analysts manage to hold onto their #1 spot each year, 2010 has 12 analysts claiming top honors in their sector for the first time. They have staked out their top spots by making good calls ahead of the curve, responding to clients in short order and making a name for themselves on Wall Street. Alt

    Although many top analysts manage to hold onto their #1 spot each year, 2010 has 12 analysts claiming top honors in their sector.

  • Institutional Investor’s Most Successful Analysts Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 2:52 PM ET
    For the past 39 years, has surveyed research directors and chief investment officers at major U.S. money management firms to get their take on the best equity analysts in each sector. According to Institutional Investor, a spot on the All American Research Team (AART) can have a significant impact on an analyst’s compensation, with members of the AART earning 2.4 times more in total compensation than analysts who were not ranked. But what is more impressive than being ranked is appearing on the

    So, which top analysts have year after year withstood the test of time and are among the most successful on the street? Click to find out!

  • Bunny Money: Playboy Centerfolds Turn to Business Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 2:19 PM ET

    Not every centerfold model becomes the next Pamela Anderson, Kelly Monaco, or Jenny McCarthy. Some of Hugh Hefner's beautiful women use their exposure as playmates to launch careers in business.

  • For Comics Fans, New York Leaps Off the Page Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 4:25 PM ET

    New York is the birthplace of comic books, and the New York Comic Con, at just five years old, has become a respectable contender as the “it” place for a pop-culture celebration.  The show, Friday through Sunday, offers plenty to do and see.

  • Read the Book? See the Movie: Freakonomics Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 3:35 PM ET

    Like the book, the film tackles the economic impact of unconventional subjects and what drives people.  Among the topics are how a pro-life philosophy affects crime and how naming a kid an unusual name has financial consequences.

  • On Language: 'Mad Men'-ese Saturday, 24 Jul 2010 | 11:20 AM ET
    Jon Hamm

    As the fourth season of the AMC series “Mad Men” kicks off, some of the show’s fans are gearing up to play another round of a peculiar language game: trying to spot flaws in the meticulously constructed dialogue portraying 1960s Madison Avenue.

  • Actress Angelina Jolie and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura speak onstage at the 'Salt' panel during Comic-Con 2010 at San Diego Convention Center.

    The showcasing of “Salt,” which opens in theaters on Friday, struck many longtime conventiongoers as a tipping point.

  • FIRST: Exclusive Playboy Offer Details! Thursday, 15 Jul 2010 | 1:27 PM ET

    After offering $210 million for Playboy Enterprises, Penthouse parent FriendFinder Networks CEO Marc Bell told Fast Money why he wants to get into bed with Hugh Hefner.

  • A Scandinavian Hit Sets Publishers Seeking More Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 11:50 AM ET
    Swedish writer Camilla Lackberg.

    Camilla Lackberg has written seven blockbuster novels in her native Swedish but, until now, no one bothered to translate and publish any of them in the United States. And she has a tattooed, secretive, bisexual computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander to thank for it.

  • Cover of June 1938 issue of "Action Comics" that first featured Superman

    The record price for a comic book, already broken twice this year, has fallen again.

  • Forbes 'World's Richest' List Reveals Billionaire Rebound Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 1:22 PM ET
    Forbes magazine

    The annual Forbes billionaire face-off is back. And this year the billionaires are back, too.  In 2009, a financial bloodbath slashed the assets of the world's wealthiest in half.  In 2010? A revival.

  • Quit Crying, It’s Time to Get Rich! Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 12:56 PM ET

    Great news: The 'R' word is back! No, not recession. Or recovery. Rich! So quit your crying and get to it.

  • Awkward Timing for Book by Tiger Woods Monday, 28 Dec 2009 | 2:01 PM ET

    It's  no joke, but might sound like a setup for one— Hachette Audio in May will release Tiger Woods’ 2001 best seller, “How I Play Golf,” as an audio book.  In it,  Woods shares the “psychological practices he uses daily to keep his game in top shape and help him transcend all the ups and downs of golf.”.

  • Adding Fees and Fences on Media Sites Monday, 28 Dec 2009 | 10:20 AM ET
    Laptop and money

    Newspapers, including The New York Times,  are weighing whether to ask online readers to pay for at least some of what they offer, as a handful of papers, like The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times, already do. Indeed, in the next several weeks, industry executives and analysts expect some publications to take the plunge.

  • Top Author Shifts E-Book Rights to Amazon.com Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | 12:01 PM ET

    Ever since electronic books emerged as a major growth market, New York’s largest publishing houses have worried that big-name authors might sign deals directly with e-book retailers or other new ventures, bypassing traditional publishers entirely. Now, one well-known author is doing just that.

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