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  • James Patterson donating to independent bookstores Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Thanks to a holiday windfall, Left Bank Books in St. Louis plans to install a security system and possibly update its phones. Strand Book Store in New York City is looking to sponsor field trips that will bring in students from low income neighborhoods. Since 2009, core membership of the American Booksellers Association, the trade group for independent...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. ITT Educational Services Inc. rose 34.4 percent to $10.05. ChannelAdvisor Corp. rose 9.1 percent to $19.52.

  • Hawaiian Electric and Taser are big market movers Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc., up $4.03 to $32.22. Rite Aid Corp., up 12 cents to $5.58.

  • *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,...

  • Stocks pare losses on ECB stimulus speculation Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 4:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes recovered most of their losses after news outlets reported that Europe's central bank is considering unveiling a stimulus package next month. Bloomberg News said the European Central Bank is considering a large bond-purchasing program. In the U.S., Barnes& Noble fell 5 percent after the company said it was ending its agreement with...

  • US stocks slip after ECB decision, Draghi comments Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted Thursday that the bank is ready to back a big monetary stimulus, but will wait until next year. In the U.S., Barnes& Noble plunged 11 percent after the company said it was ending its agreement with Microsoft for its Nook e-reader. Crude oil lost 81 cents to $66.58 a barrel in New York.

  • Stocks open lower following losses in Europe Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stock prices are opening slightly lower following losses in Europe. In the U.S., Barnes& Noble plunged 9 percent after the company said it was ending its commercial agreement with Microsoft for its Nook e-book reader. Crude oil lost 79 cents to $66.59 a barrel in New York.

  • Barnes & Noble, Microsoft end Nook deal Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 9:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Bookseller Barnes& Noble said Thursday it is ending its commercial agreement with Microsoft for its Nook e-book reader ahead of its planned Nook spinoff. In 2012 Microsoft paid $300 million for a 17.6 percent stake in Barnes& Noble's college bookstores and Nook business. The investment helped support the Nook business and Barnes& Noble supplied Nook...

  • Barnes & Noble misses 2Q profit forecasts Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK _ Barnes& Noble Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $12.3 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 17 cents per share. Barnes& Noble shares have increased 49 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • 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.

  • Asian stocks dull ahead of US jobs report Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 3:53 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market posted slight losses Thursday after European Central Bank officials decided to delay any stimulus for the struggling continent until next year. Stocks had been solidly lower much of the day, but did recover some of their losses after news outlets reported that the European Central Bank would consider a large stimulus package for...

  • 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...

  • Spinoff mania here to stay, but who wins? Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 1:39 PM ET
    A pedestrian walks past eBay Inc. signage displayed at the company's headquarters in San Jose, California.

    Hewlett-Packard, eBay, Barnes & Noble—the rash of spinoff announcements has been dizzying. Should investors cheer on for more or take caution?