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  • French newspaper "Le Monde" says Twitter account hacked Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:13 PM ET

    Jan 20- French newspaper "Le Monde" said its twitter account and publishing tool were hacked by a group called " Syrian Electronic Army." "The hackers managed to infiltrate our publishing tool before launching a denial of service," the newspaper said on its website. Le Monde sent out a tweet saying it has taken back control of its computers. "

  • James Patterson to launch explosive 'Private Vegas' Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 12:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 20- James Patterson, already among the world's best-selling authors, plans to shake up the publishing industry with the launch of his new novel, "Private Vegas," which will self-destruct within 24 hours. A deep-pocketed fan willing to spend $294,038 will be flown to an undisclosed location for a meal with Patterson, the author of "Unlucky 13" an "Cross My...

  • PITTSBURGH— Ralph Martin, the chief executive of the company that publishes the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, has resigned to become CEO of Civitas Media. Besides the Tribune-Review, the company publishes six other dailies and more than 20 weekly newspapers across western Pennsylvania. Martin said he considered making a change following the death July 4 of...

  • Tribune CFO John Bode to resign Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 8:17 AM ET

    Jan 20- Chicago Tribune publisher Tribune Publishing Co said Chief Financial Officer John Bode would resign. The company, which also publishes newspapers such as Los Angeles Times and The Baltimore Sun, said Sandra Martin, senior vice president of corporate finance and investor relations would be interim CFO. Bode, who became CFO in September 2013, will be...

  • LONDON— Feminists are rejoicing at the disappearance of bare breasts from the British tabloid The Sun— though the newspaper is not saying whether the decision to ditch its "Page 3 girls" is permanent. The Sun has declined to comment on the change, but the Murdoch-owned Times newspaper reported Tuesday that the feature had been dropped from the paper's print...

  • To the SEC's new all-star team: Don’t be fooled! Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 6:25 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    To the SEC's new all-star team to overhaul the market: Don’t be fooled, says this former HFT exec who wrote a "Flash Boys" rebuttal.

  • Precision Castparts and UBS are big market movers Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 4:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Precision Castparts Corp., down $20.09 to $199.63. Regal Entertainment Group, down $1.08 to $20.01.

  • Kid faked trip to 'Heaven,' publisher pulls book Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 11:52 AM ET
    Beth and Kevin Malarkey talk with their son Alex after surgery at University Hospital's Case Western Reserve Medical Center Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, in Cleveland.

    A publisher will stop selling a book whose young, paralyzed subject says the story of going to heaven is not true. USA Today.

  • UPDATE 1-Carlos Slim becomes top NY Times shareholder Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 6:11 PM ET

    Jan 14- Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has become the largest shareholder of New York Times Co after exercising warrants to double his stake in the publisher to 16.8 percent. New York Times, controlled by the Ochs-Sulzberger family through Class B shares, paid back the loan in 2011.. New York Times intends to use cash proceeds of about $101.1 million to buy back...

  • Mexican billionaire becomes largest NY Times shareholder Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 5:40 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The New York Times Co. says Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is now the largest holder of its publicly traded shares. New York Times later refinanced the high-interest loan and paid it off three years early. The Sulzberger family controls The New York Times Co. through a trust that owns 90 percent of its Class B stock, which isn't publicly traded, and 3.8...

  • HOUSTON, Jan 13- A DuPont and Co pesticide plant where four people died in a gas leak in November had been cited for emissions violations by a state agency on several occasions before the accident, the Houston Chronicle reported on Tuesday. The newspaper said that despite reports made to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in 2009 and 2010 regarding...

  • IHS posts better-than-expected profit on low costs Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 1:08 PM ET

    IHS, the publisher of Jane's Defence Weekly, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by lower operating expenses.

  • Court OKs Condé Nast $5.85M intern pay settlement Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 7:53 AM ET
    A man checks in with the Conde Nast front desk at One World Trade Center in New York, Nov. 3, 2014.

    Condé Nast won preliminary approval to pay $5.85 million to settle a lawsuit by thousands of former interns who claimed the publisher underpaid them.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 29- Condé Nast on Monday won a federal judge's preliminary approval to pay $5.85 million to settle a class-action lawsuit by thousands of former interns who claimed the magazine publisher underpaid them. Former interns who worked at Condé Nast from June 2007 to the present are expected to receive payments from $700 to $1,900.

  • STOCKHOLM, Dec 27- Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven will later on Saturday call off a planned snap election, Swedish daily Expressen reported on its website citing sources. Lofven's Social Democrats, junior coalition partner the Greens, and centre-right opposition parties the Moderates, the Liberals, the Christian Democrats and the Centre Party called a...

  • The White House praised Sony's about-face, which the studio said would result in "a limited theatrical release" of the film, which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco and is about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. "The decision made by Sony and participating theaters allows people to make their own choices about the film, and we welcome...

  • Sony may sell unit that owns Beatles songs: DJ Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    Sony Corp is considering a sale of its Sony/ATV Music Publishing unit, which owns the rights to most of the Beatles' songs, WSJ reports.

  • Dec 23- Sony Corp is considering a sale of its Sony/ATV Music Publishing unit, which owns the rights to most of the Beatles' songs, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing the company's leaked internal emails. The unit, which Sony owns jointly with deceased pop star Michael Jackson's estate, is estimated to be worth $1.5 billion- $2 billion, the Journal said.

  • Dec 23- Sony Corp is considering a sale of its Sony/ATV Music Publishing unit, which owns the rights to most of the Beatles' songs, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing the company's leaked internal emails. The unit, which Sony owns jointly with deceased pop star Michael Jackson's estate, is estimated to be worth $1.5 billion- $2 billion, the Journal said.

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 20- The European Central Bank should start buying government bonds to tackle poor investor confidence and low inflation in the euro zone, governing council member Luc Coene said in an interview published on Saturday. The Belgian central bank chief said the bank had already waited too long, and that this could be one tool to spur economic activity in...