April 24- Scholastic Corp said it would sell its educational technology and services business to publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co for $575 million in cash, as it focuses on its core children's book publishing business. Scholastic, publisher of the "Harry Potter" series in the United States, has also benefited from the popularity of Minecraft Handbook...» Read More
Futures pointed to a higher open Thursday as investors shrugged off some dismal data points, choosing to focus on a drop in the headline jobless-claims number.
Warren Buffett's authorized biographer will not be hosting a "sage advice" dinner featuring the Omaha billionaire at this year's Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, bringing a decade-long tradition to an end. Since 1998, Snowball author Alice Schroeder has invited up to several hundred guests to hear Buffett answer questions in an informal, off-the-record, event. The New York Times reports that Buffett has canceled this year's dinner, "apparently because of his displeasure with some aspects" of Schroeder's book.
President George W. Bush will be on TV tonight to deliver his farewell address. He has said, “Whatever I say, it shouldn’t be very long.” I’m sure he’s saving the "long" stuff for his book. But will his book be the must-read? Vote now.
Ever since Google began scanning printed books four years ago, scholars and others with specialized interests have been able to tap a trove of information that had been locked away on the dusty shelves of libraries and in antiquarian bookstores, the New York Times reports.
For a decade, consumers mostly ignored electronic book devices, which were often hard to use and offered few popular items to read. But this year, in part because of the popularity of Amazon.com’s wireless Kindle device, the e-book has started to take hold, the New York Times reports.
In a web-only video interview, Warren Buffett biographer Alice Schroeder talks with CNBC's Tyler Mathisen about Buffett's disciplined work ethic, his greatest fear, and his friendships through the years.
Warren Buffett biographer Alice Schroeder offers three Buffett-style tips for investing in turbulent times during an appearance on CNBC's Power Lunch.
The first authorized biography of Warren Buffett is being published today. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life was written by former insurance industry analyst Alice Schroeder with Buffett's full cooperation. Here are some excerpts from the book, as provided by its publisher, Bantam Dell.
Warren Buffett's "self-doubt and vulnerability" surprised the author of The Snowball, the billionaire investor's first authorized biography that goes on sale tomorrow. Alice Schroeder tells why in an interview with Reuters.
The first authorized biography of Warren Buffett goes on sale Monday, September 29, and it could very well be the biggest business book of the year, both in sales and weight. (At 976 pages, the hardcover edition weighs in at three pounds, 6.5 ounces.) The publisher has posted a few excerpts, including a description of Buffett's 1999 "preaching" to an audience that thought the Internet would make them rich, forever.
The highly-anticipated first authorized biography of Warren Buffett was supposed to be kept under wraps until its official release on September 29. But tonight the Associated Press is out with some of Buffett's "flaws", as revealed in The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life.
Is there life after Harry Potter? Scholastic hopes mixing a book series with online gaming and card collecting can do the trick, according to Portfolio.com.
The publicity machine is getting revved up for the release later this month of the new authorized biography of Warren Buffett. This morning, more than 400 Sunday newspapers around the country featured Parade Magazine with a smiling Buffett on the cover. The somewhat optimistic headline: 10 Ways to Get Rich - Warren Buffett's Secrets That Can Work For You.
Today I'm blogging from ComiCon, the 39th annual comic book convention; it's sold out and tickets are being scalped online for over 400 dollars. This year 125,000 fans are expected to hit the San Diego Convention Center for four days of fanboy heaven.
Media and merchandising company Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia said its chief executive, Susan Lyne, has stepped down after four years in the post.
CBS reported a greater-than-expected rise in earnings on Tuesday, helped by healthier results from its television business, and boosted its dividend by 8 percent.
Earnings news dominated Friday's European trade with Sweden's Ericsson's shares up more than 12 percent after the company reported better-than-expected results.
Author and conservative commentator William F. Buckley Jr. has died at age 82.
Romances between rich, older men and beautiful young women have gone on for centuries, but in 2008 the tables have turned–at least they did Thursday night at a Manhattan speed-dating event that sought to pair wealthy older women with younger, attractive men.
The story lines are unabashedly goofy. Cavemen invent the wheel to transport a beer cooler made of stone, and a car buyer enlists the help of a tribal warrior in case he needs some extra negotiating leverage at the dealership.