Stocks failed to end higher in volatile trading Thursday, snapping a four-day win streak, ahead of the widely-watched government jobs report. The Dow and S&P 500 hit record intraday highs earlier in the session.» Read More
*Anadarko Petroleum settles pollution clean-up claims; stock soars. NEW YORK, April 3- U.S. stocks slipped on Thursday, as investors turned cautious ahead of Friday's monthly jobs report, while a drop in biotech and momentum shares dragged the Nasdaq down nearly 1 percent.
The stock market fell for the first time in five days as traders looked ahead to a key report on the U.S. job market. Stocks had been rising on increased optimism that U.S. economy is poised to strengthen after a winter slowdown. On Thursday, Barnes& Noble plunged 14 percent after Liberty Media said it was selling most of its stake in the bookseller.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Barnes& Noble Inc., down $2.99 to $19.12. Citigroup Inc., down 56 cents to $47.68.
NEW YORK, April 3- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday afternoon, led by a sharp drop in biotech and momentum stocks, including Facebook, Tesla and Netflix.
*Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei to leave Barnes& Noble board. April 3- John Malone's Liberty Media Corp said on Thursday it has sold almost all of its stake in Barnes& Noble Inc, ending a nearly three-year bet that the struggling retailer would emerge as a dominant seller of e-books.
NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are turning lower in midday trading after a four-day advance that brought the market to record highs. Traders are looking ahead to the government's monthly survey of the job market. Barnes& Noble plunged 13 percent after Liberty Media said it was selling most of its stake in the bookseller.
*Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei to leave Barnes& Noble board. April 3- John Malone's Liberty Media Corp is slashing its stake in Barnes& Noble Inc by 90 percent, three years after it invested $204 million in the struggling U.S. bookstore chain and its then promising e-reader, the Nook.
NEW YORK— Stocks indexes are edging higher as investors become more optimistic about the outlook for the U.S. economy. Traders are looking ahead to the government's monthly survey of the job market.
The investment company controlled by billionaire investor John Malone gave Barnes& Noble, the largest specialty bookstore chain, a life line in 2011 when it bought 12 million Barnes& Noble shares at $17 apiece.
NEW YORK— The stock market held close to its all-time high on Thursday amid optimism that the economy is set to strengthen. Stocks are on course for their best weekly gain in seven weeks after investors got more encouraging news on the economy.
April 3- Liberty Media Corp said it would reduce its stake in Barnes& Noble Inc but retain a 10 percent share of its initial investment in the largest U.S. bookstore chain.
March 5- An Illinois couple and their daughter on Wednesday were charged with operating a multimillion-dollar shoplifting ring that involved stealing toys, baby supplies and household items from retail stores and selling them on eBay, prosecutors said.
Feb 26- Barnes& Noble Inc reported a profit for the holiday quarter after it scaled back its money-losing Nook digital business and its core bookselling business stabilized.
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Feb 26- Barnes& Noble Inc returned to profitability during the holiday quarter after it scaled back its money-losing Nook tablets business and its core bookselling business stabilized. Barnes& Noble has repeatedly said it is not abandoning its Nook business, whose sales fell 50.4 percent in the third quarter ended Jan. 25.
Feb 26- Barnes& Noble Inc, the largest U.S. bookstore chain, on Wednesday reported a profit for the holiday quarter, despite a drop in revenue, as it lowered its Nook digital business costs. The bookseller said revenue fell 10.3 percent to $2 billion in the third quarter ended Jan. 25 as sales of Nook digital books and devices dropped by more than half.
U.S. stock index futures pushed higher on Wednesday ahead of more housing data and several quarterly fourth quarter earnings updates.
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The latest cold blast is likely to add to the murky economic picture, which is already making it difficult for stocks to advance.
*G Asset Management offers to buy stake in Barnes& Noble or Nook. *Groupon shares drop after company forecasts loss. NEW YORK, Feb 21- U.S. stocks slipped on Friday on options-related trading, with the S&P 500 facing resistance as it flirts with its record high even as economic data continues to underwhelm.