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  • FRANKFURT, June 1- The situation in Greece is critical but the direct danger to European banks is relatively small, a senior official at Germany's Bundesbank told a newspaper on Monday. "The Greek government would be well advised to act quickly- for the Greek banks, it is five minutes to midnight," Andreas Dombret, an executive board member of the German central bank,...

  • The calm, then the storm, at book conventions Sunday, 31 May 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    BookCon's attendees, far younger and more diverse than the average publishing house or literary agency, lined up to see Mindy Kaling banter with B.J. Novak, shed tears at the chance of meeting "Sookie Stackhouse" author Charlaine Harris and brought empty suitcases with the intention of filling them with books both purchased and free. "This is a special treat that...

  • BERLIN— Alfred Neven DuMont, a prominent German newspaper publisher for several decades, has died. Neven DuMont joined the family-controlled company in 1953. He took charge of Cologne's Stadt-Anzeiger daily and founded the tabloid Express in 1964, later serving as the group's chief executive. It holds a 20 percent stake in the Haaretz Group, the publisher of...

  • SkyMall rises from the grave with big plans Friday, 29 May 2015 | 1:40 PM ET
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    C&A Marketing, which owns the SkyMall brand, said it is in talks to relaunch the catalog in a few months with a few carriers, TODAY reports.

  • WASHINGTON, May 29- German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has corrected an interview with International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde in which she had been quoted as saying that a Greek exit from the euro zone was a "possibility". The IMF released a transcript of the interview, which was still having an impact on markets on Friday.

  • SAN DIEGO— San Diego's dominant newspaper on Tuesday announced the layoffs of nearly a third of its 600 employees after it was acquired last week for $85 million by Los Angeles Times owner Tribune Publishing. "When the two companies announced that they were coming together, we said at the time there were going to be some synergies, and unfortunately for a lot of...

  • Tech news blog Re/code said Tuesday it's been acquired by online publishing company Vox Media, just 18 months after spinning off from its former parent, The Wall Street Journal. In an online statement, Re/code founders Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg said they will continue to operate their site separately but may occasionally collaborate with The Verge.

  • PARIS— The world's No. 1 luxury goods company LVMH is in talks to buy respected French newspaper Le Parisien, a purchase that would complement its other media holding, the financial daily Les Echos. A statement issued on Tuesday by LVMH said that it was in exclusive negotiations with the Amaury Group which owns the daily Le Parisien and its sister paper...

  • LOS ANGELES— It's a meet-and-greet worthy of an A-list star. "A year ago, I went to New York and tried to get a book publisher to take a meeting with me," said Graham, who represents Franta and other mega-popular YouTubers. Here we are a year later at Barnes& Noble in Los Angeles with a New York Times best-selling author who is a client.

  • SAN DIEGO— Tribune Publishing Co. said Thursday that it completed its purchase of San Diego's dominant newspaper from real estate developer Douglas Manchester for $85 million. "The Union-Tribune and The Times will share resources— and a singular commitment to quality journalism— but each will maintain its own, independent editorial voice," Beutner, publisher...

  • The report intends to draw attention to how pervasive Chinese censorship could affect writers outside the country as China takes an increasingly prominent place in the global publishing industry. China will be the regional focus of this year's BookExpo America in New York next week, with a delegation of hundreds of state writers and publishers.

  • SWISS NATIONAL BANK BOARD MEMBER ZURBRUEGG SAYS IN NEWSPAPER INTERVIEW SWISS FRANC STILL GREATLY OVERVALUED AGAINST THE EURO.

  • BERLIN, May 15- Germany's defense ministry has decided to buy MEADS, a successor to the Patriot missile defense system developed by European defense group MBDA and U.S. weapons maker Lockheed Martin Corp, German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Friday. The newspaper, which did not identify its sources, said the Lockheed-lead MEADS consortium had...

  • BERLIN, May 15- Germany's defense ministry has decided to buy MEADS, the successor to the Patriot missile defense system from the firm MBDA, German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Friday. The newspaper, which did not identify its sources, said MBDA, along with U.S. firm Lockheed Martin, would make the MEADS system ready for series production.

  • CARACAS/ NEW YORK, May 14- A growing number of U.S. companies say they can't cope with Venezuela's sinking bolivar currency, prompting some of them to remove their operations in the South American nation from their consolidated financial reports. The restructuring moves can shield the financial results of parent companies such as batteries and razors maker...

  • YOUR MONEY-How much should you give as a wedding gift? Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    BOSTON, May 14- When you go to as many weddings as Stephanie Wong does, you need to come up with some guidelines for gift-giving. During the past two years, Wong, 32, who works in marketing for a book publisher in San Francisco, has been to about a half-dozen weddings. She offers these guidelines to wedding-goers wherever they might be: A distant relative or co-worker...

  • CARACAS/ NEW YORK, May 14- A growing number of U.S. companies say they can't cope with Venezuela's sinking bolivar currency, prompting some of them to remove their operations in the South American nation from their consolidated financial reports. The restructuring moves can shield the financial results of parent companies such as batteries and razors maker...

  • Cablevision to drop $1 bid for NY Daily News Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 6:46 AM ET
    A woman buys a copy of the New York Daily News, featuring Speaker of the House John Boehner on the cover, following a government shutdown, Oct. 1, 2013, in New York.

    Cablevision is planning to pull out of the auction process for the New York Daily News after spending hundreds of hours analyzing a potential deal.

  • *Earnings/share 78 cents vs. est. 75. May 7- CBS Corp, owner of the most-watched U.S. CBS, whose network is home to naval intelligence drama "NCIS" and comedy "The Big Bang Theory," said revenue from affiliates and subscription fees rose 10.8 percent in the three months ended March 31.

  • *Adj loss $0.06/ shr vs est $0.20. May 7- Time Inc, the publisher of Time, People and Sports Illustrated magazines, reported yet another decline in quarterly revenue as circulation dropped further, and advertising dollars continued to move to digital media from print. Time, whose stable includes Fortune and Entertainment Weekly, reported a loss of 6 cents per share,...