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  • Review: Open e-book format comes with headaches Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 3:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— In the world of e-books, you largely have a choice between Amazon's Kindle and everyone else. Amazon.com Inc. distributes its e-books in a proprietary format that isn't compatible with other devices and systems. I should be able to read on Barnes& Noble's Nook devices the books I've legitimately bought for Kobo devices, for instance.

  • Barnes & Noble's retail CEO to retire in May Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 2:56 PM ET

    Barnes& Noble said it has begun a search to replace Klipper. The New York company hasn't had an overall CEO since William Lynch stepped down in 2013. Since then, Klipper has been reporting directly to Leonard Riggio, the company's chairman and largest shareholder with a nearly 30 percent stake. Barnes& Noble Inc. has been struggling to find its place as more...

  • Remember these stores? Retailers that went bust Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 12:42 PM ET

    We've pulled together a list of just some of retailers that have disappeared over the last 25 years. Bring on the nostalgia.

  • Macro trend: Low oil, low euro, low bond yields Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 10:22 AM ET
    A foreign exchange prices for Russian rubles, euros and U.S. dollars sits on a neon display sign outside a currency exchange bureau in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.

    European debt yields keep dropping, the dollar is strengthening against the euro, and oil has not found a bottom yet.

  • Apple to make history this year—not the good kind Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    An Apple Inc. employee scans the price of an iPad Air at the 5th Avenue Apple store in New York.

    As 2014 comes to a close, full-year Apple iPad sales are expected to decline for the first time in the tablet's five-year history.

  • If a dud gift isn't bad enough, some stores make it difficult to return an unwanted present—especially if you don't have a gift receipt.

  • Midday movers: Hertz, Ocwen, Coca-Cola & more Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    Some of Tuesday's midday movers:

  • Better act fast: Deadlines loom for online orders Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    To receive your online orders in time for Christmas, most retailers' standard delivery order deadlines are Friday.

  • Spinoffs: 40% of them don't pay off Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:14 AM ET
    A pedestrian walks past a sign displayed at eBay headquarters in San Jose, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014.

    Spinoff companies tend to have decent first years, but 38 percent of them see share-price declines, a study shows.

  • *Microsoft rises, limiting the market's decline. NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stocks ended slightly lower on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi brushed off pressure for more immediate monetary policy action but said the issue would be addressed early next year. "I wasn't expecting much from the ECB, which doesn't want to paint itself into a corner,...

  • Midday movers: Barnes & Noble, Starz, Kroger & more Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    Some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • What the dollar may be saying about Europe Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:57 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The dollar has been boosted by comments from Fed officials this week, but if ECB President Mario Draghi disappoints it could sell off.

  • What the dollar may be saying about Europe Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 5:52 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The dollar has been boosted by comments from Fed officials this week, but if ECB President Mario Draghi disappoints it could sell off.

  • US stocks close higher; Dow, S&P at records Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks rallied into the close, with the Dow ending the day at a record amid encouraging economic reports on Wednesday.

  • Dec 2- It is the season of abundance, but sometimes abundance is the last thing financial markets need. While the immediate cause of a spectacular fall last week was the failure of oil-producing nations to agree on production cuts, the fundamental story is one of new supplies coming online, particularly through fracking in the United States.

  • Falling oil, jobs data may make Fed harder to read Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 6:06 AM ET
    A laborer works at Nahr Bin Umar oil field, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 23, 2014.

    The job market is showing improvement, but the plunge in oil prices has spurred more concerns about weak inflation.

  • Here's what might make the Fed harder to read Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 2:36 PM ET
    A laborer works at Nahr Bin Umar oil field, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 23, 2014.

    The job market is showing improvement, but the plunge in oil prices has spurred more concerns about weak inflation.

  • Ohio bill seeks extra retail pay on Thanksgiving Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 9:23 AM ET
    Children pose for pictures with Santa Claus at a Sears store during the Family and Friends evening sale inside the Del Amo shopping mall in Torrance, California.

    A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving.

  • Cheat sheet: Retailers' Black Friday openings Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 AM ET
    A Black Friday sign outside an H&M store in New York.

    Still figuring out your Black Friday battle plan? This road map of store openings can help.

  • Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Tuesday defended the government's rescue of American International Group Inc in September 2008, saying it was necessary to prevent the country from plunging into a second Great Depression. Geithner's comments came in testimony in the trial of a lawsuit brought by Hank Greenberg, a major AIG shareholder until the...