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  • And now, families like his are firing the exceptional growth of regional newspapers in India. "Newspapers, especially in the regional languages, are a fast-growing space in India right now. Democratic India has had a long history of print news; the first newspaper was founded more than 230 years ago.

  • LONDON— The Guardian newspaper on Friday appointed Katharine Viner, currently editor of Guardian U.S., its new editor-in-chief. As editor-in-chief of Guardian News& Media she will oversee the Guardian, its Sunday sister paper the Observer and the guardian.com website. A graduate of Oxford University who joined the Guardian in 1997, Viner edited the...

  • LOS ANGELES— When a pair of filmmakers first approached video game publisher Capcom about crafting a live-action movie based on their popular zombie series "Dead Rising," they were asked to prove themselves in a very specific way: The creators behind such video game franchises as "Street Fighter" and "Resident Evil" handed the movie producers a game controller.

  • Its portfolio includes Better Homes and Gardens, one of the most widely read magazines in the nation, and Allrecipes, the world's largest digital food brand visited online more than 1 billion times a year by home cooks. "They unapologetically and enthusiastically deliver both content and product experiences around that particular woman and they know more...

  • CHINESE DEPUTY FINMIN SHI YAOBIN TELLS GERMAN NEWSPAPER "WE WOULD WELCOME USA JOINING THE ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT BANK".

  • MOSCOW, March 18- U.S. oil and gas major ExxonMobil has asked the Russian government to reimburse taxes worth "several billion roubles" it says it overpaid on a project in the far east of Russia, the Kommersant daily reported on Wednesday. Russia reduced the profit tax in 2009 to 20 percent but ExxonMobil continued to pay at the earlier level of 35 percent after the...

  • LONDON, March 17- British newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror could bid for the Daily Express and Daily Star titles after it said on Tuesday that it is examining certain assets owned by Richard Desmond's Northern& Shell group. But Trinity, which also owns the Daily Record, the People and regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo and Manchester Evening News, this...

  • March 16- Buyout firm Apollo Global Management LLC is in advanced talks to acquire most of the assets of Digital First Media, publisher of the Denver Post and San Jose Mercury News, for around $400 million, according to people familiar with the matter. Apollo has so far prevailed over rival Cerberus Capital Management LP in the auction for Digital First Media, the...

  • RENO, Nev.— The historic Nevada newspaper where Mark Twain cut his journalistic teeth is back in publication for the first time in three decades, and its owners plan to uphold tradition by offering more than just real news. Samuel Clemens, Twain's real name, assumed his pen name and developed his penchant for western tall tales when he was a reporter from 1862 to 1864...

  • FRANKFURT, March 14- Germany's economy minister on Saturday invited the Egyptian president for a state visit to Germany, the newspaper Handelsblatt reported in its online edition. Sigmar Gabriel handed over the invitation on behalf of German Chancellor Angela Merkel when he met Abdel Fatah al-Sisi on Saturday morning. "The state of the whole region depends on...

  • 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.