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  • One agency in Harper Lee inquiry ends its role Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 10:19 AM ET
    Harper Lee in 2007

    One agency has ended its role in the inquiry about whether Harper Lee was manipulated into publishing a second novel. The New York Times reports.

  • 'Discworld' author Terry Prachett dies at 66 Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    Terry Pratchett, the British author of the popular "Discworld" novels, has died of a form of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 66.

  • UPDATE 2-Turkey's watchdog seizes Bank Asya stake Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 12:43 PM ET

    ISTANBUL, March 4- Turkish banking regulators on Wednesday seized a small stake in the Islamic lender Bank Asya over an alleged illegal share sale, the latest round in a battle between Ankara and a U.S.-based Muslim cleric. The campaign has added to investor fears that political interventions are damaging Turkey's financial system. The banking watchdog said...

  • IBM buys AlchemyAPI to boost Watson computing unit Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:30 AM ET

    SEATTLE, March 4- International Business Machines Corp said on Wednesday it had acquired AlchemyAPI, a fast-growing startup selling software that collects and analyzes unstructured text and data in ways big enterprises, website publishers and advertisers find useful. The purchase is designed to boost IBM's push into more human-like computing services,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pow! Bam! CEOs get Batman treatment in comics Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    'Tycoon: Rising to the Top' cover

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • One fish? Two fish? New Dr Seuss book coming Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 9:44 AM ET
    Dr. Seuss What Pet Should I Get

    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.

  • UPDATE 1-News Corp posts revenue above estimates Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    Feb 5- Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, which publishes the New York Post, reported quarterly revenue and a profit above average analyst estimate as its burgeoning book publishing and real estate businesses offset dwindling print revenue. News Corp and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc were part of the same company until they were spun off into separate listed...

  • News Corp posts 1.9 pct rise in revenue Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:11 PM ET

    Feb 5- News Corp, which publishes the New York Post, reported a 1.9 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by its book publishing and real estate businesses. Net income available to shareholders fell to $142 million, or 24 cents per share, for the second quarter ended Dec. 31, from $150 million, or 26 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue at the publisher, helmed by...

  • Mystery behind Harper Lee's new novel solved? Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 2:44 PM ET
    Harper Lee in 2007

    Some residents of Harper Lee's Alabama hometown divulge their suspicions behind her first novel since "Mockingbird," AL.com reports.

  • Scoular hit with $17.2 mln fraud- newspaper Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 4:30 PM ET

    According to the paper, Scoular sent a total of $17.2 million through three wire transfers in June to a bank in China, acting on emails sent to a Scoular executive. The emails appeared to be from Scoular Chief Executive Officer Chuck Elsea and the Omaha, Nebraska- based company's auditing firm. Court documents said the emails were generated by impostors using...