• CARACAS, July 5- The owners of Venezuelan daily newspaper El Universal said on Saturday they had sold a controlling stake of the company to a little-known Spanish investment firm, Epalisticia, marking the third sale of a major media group in Venezuela since last year.

  • Major Venezuelan newspaper to be sold Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela— One of Venezuela's oldest and most prestigious newspapers has been sold amid increasing government pressure on independent news media.

  • Billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife dies at 82 Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 9:39 AM ET
    Richard Mellon Scaife, owner and publisher of the Tribune Review newspapers in Pittsburgh and Greensburg, Pa., greets visitors as they enter the paper's new facility in Warrendale, Pa. in this file photo from the dedication of the building on Oct. 23, 1997.

    Richard Mellon Scaife, the grand-nephew of Andrew Mellon, has died.

  • Billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife dies at 82 Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— Richard Mellon Scaife, the billionaire heir to the Mellon banking and oil fortune and a newspaper publisher who funded libertarian and conservative causes and various projects to discredit President Bill Clinton, has died. Scaife died early Friday at his home, his newspaper, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reported.

  • July 3- Google Inc on Thursday reversed its decision to remove several links to stories in Britain's Guardian newspaper, underscoring the difficulty the search engine is having implementing Europe's "right to be forgotten" ruling. It was unclear who asked Google to remove the stories.

  • Dow 101: The Dow and how it works Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    Its exclusive roster runs from American Express to Walt Disney. Charles H. Dow created his index, in part, to make the market easier to understand.

  • Sun's future brighter after family dispute solved Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A battle over the future of the family-owned Las Vegas Sun has been resolved after one brother took sole ownership and vowed to continue publishing the newspaper.

  • Newspapers: Disputed deal saving Salt Lake Tribune Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 3:54 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Executives of Salt Lake City's two daily newspapers say in new court filings that changes to terms of a joint operating agreement between The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News aren't intended to put the Tribune out of business.

  • Milwaukee newspaper investigation wins APME awards Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's investigation of delays in newborn screening programs captured top honors in the annual Associated Press Media Editors' Journalism Excellence Awards.

  • Ex-newspaper editor named Pulitzers administrator Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The Pulitzer Prizes, among journalism's highest honors, have a new administrator. Mike Pride, the former editor of the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire and a former member of the Pulitzer board, was named to the post Tuesday by the board and Columbia University in New York, which administers the prizes.

  • Amazon's pricing practices questioned     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    What Amazon is trying to do is delete the copyright law, says Bob Kohn, eMusic.com founder, sharing his concerns about Amazon's "predatory" pricing practices among publishers and other media venues. They are trying to do it with Warner Brothers on the DVD side, says Kohn.

  • Amazon's battle with publishers intensifies     Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber talks with author James Patterson about Amazon's aggressive tactics.

  • Amazon, the '800 pound gorilla': Expert     Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 6:44 AM ET

    David Garrity, GVA Research, discusses Amazon's controversial battle with publishing giant Hachette. And Garrity shares his outlook on Amazon's growth prospects including food delivery and drones.

  • Should regulators look at Amazon?     Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    Ben Mezrich, "Bringing Down the Mouse" author, shares his thoughts on whether regulators should get involved in the dispute between Amazon and publishers. Also Mezrich weighs in on the Supreme Court's decision on Aereo. Content has to be protected, says Mezrich.

  • Amazon's'scary' evolution     Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    Ben Mezrich, "Bringing Down the Mouse" author, shares his thoughts on Amazon's growing influence on the publishing industry.

  • Amazon's rising book battle     Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 8:16 AM ET
    Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon

    In CNBC's upcoming documentary "Amazon Rising," David Faber takes a look at Amazon's powerful and controversial role in the publishing industry.

  • UPDATE 1-Hachette Books to buy Perseus Books Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 6:43 PM ET

    June 24- Lagardere SCA's Hachette Book Group said it would buy Perseus Books Group, keeping the books business of the sixth-largest U.S. publisher and selling the client services businesses to Ingram Content Group.

  • Hachette nears deal to buy Perseus Books - NY Times Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:02 PM ET

    June 24- Hachette Book Group is close to buying Perseus Books Group, the sixth-largest U.S. publisher, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • BUENOS AIRES, June 22- Argentina is considering making an initial payment to "holdout" creditors before asking to extend negotiations to officially reach a settlement next January to avert a disastrous debt default, a leading local newspaper said on Sunday.

  • News Corp board votes to extend poison pill provision Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    June 18- News Corp's board of directors voted to extend a poison pill provision it put in place to prevent hostile takeovers when the company controlled by Rupert Murdoch and his family split from its cable and entertainment properties last year.