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Pearson PLC


  • The company's owner, private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC, has held talks with investment banks about the IPO, though their underwriter roles will not be finalized before the summer, four people said this week. It competes with Pearson Plc and Cengage Learning Inc, and, like its peers, has sought to make most of its offerings available on the Internet as...

  • Dec 10- The Financial Times and Madrid's IE Business School launched a joint venture on Wednesday aimed at corporate executives looking to expand their education. Several business schools across the world including the Yale School of Management and Antai Business School in China are taking part in the corporate learning program. The FT, which is owned by...

  • European shares traded lower, amid concerns about the results of Europe's bank stress tests and the first Ebola case in New York.

  • Big money is pouring into high-tech tutoring Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:10 PM ET
    Educational Support Specialists provide online university level tutoring in Mountain View, California.

    The $7 billion market for tutoring services is in the midst of a transformation, driven by new technology.

  • Barnes & Noble to split in two; shares spike Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 8:48 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass in front of a Barnes and Noble Inc. store in New York, Nov. 24, 2013.

    Barnes & Noble reported a smaller quarterly loss and said it would separate its retail and Nook Media businesses, sending shares up about 9 percent.

  • London Stock Exchange nears $3 billion Russell deal Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 1:30 AM ET
    London Stock Exchange

    The LSE Group has entered exclusive talks to buy Russell Investments, for an expected $3 billion, the FT reports.

  • Barnes & Noble: We're going back to college Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass in front of a Barnes and Noble Inc. store in New York.

    Barnes & Noble, now the second largest operator of college bookstores with 696 shops, plans to have about 1,000 locations within five years.

  • European shares close lower on soft US data, Nokia falls Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    European equities closed lower on Thursday following disappointing data from the U.S., where manufacturing growth slowed in January.

  • Textbook mistake: Chegg stock dives in IPO Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 4:21 PM ET
    Chegg President and CEO Dan Rosensweig, right, meets with specialist Jason Blatt on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, during its IPO, Nov. 13, 2013.

    Shares of textbook rental company Chegg, whose staff includes a former Yahoo executive, slump in the IPO off its quoted price of $12.50 each.

  • Europe shares close down as autos drag Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed down on Friday, ending the week with a slight loss, after a choppy trading session which saw Rolls Royce and Daimler drag European bourses lower following analyst downgrades.

  • Judge Says Apple Conspired to Raise Prices on E-Books Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 10:54 AM ET
    The Barnes & Noble Nook, left, and the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite.

    In a major ruling on e-commerce, a federal judge decides that Apple conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books, and says a trial for damages will follow. Apple vows to appeal.

  • Apple verdict may not result in cheaper e-books Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 10:44 AM ET

    A federal judge's ruling that Apple conspired to raise e-book prices may not mean cheaper e-books for consumers. Prices were already dropping.

  • Death of the Textbook—and the 50-Pound Bookbag Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 4:15 PM ET

    The textbook's day's are numbered, with the rise of e-books and self-publishing. That will mean lighter bookbags and prices, but they're still not cheap.

  • Nook HD Tablet

    Barnes & Noble aims to make its "Nook" tablets more appealing to consumers by offering buyers access to Google's apps store, hoping to generate interest in the device.

  • Apple CEO Cook Ordered to Testify in E-Books Case Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 4:54 PM ET
    Tim Cook

    Apple CEO Tim Cook must testify in a federal antitrust lawsuit that alleges price-fixing by Apple and e-book publishers, a judge ruled Wednesday.

  • Stakes Are High for Apple in E-Book Antitrust Case Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 1:36 PM ET

    Apple may find itself in hot water if the Justice Department's antitrust allegations involving e-books go to trial.

  • US Debt Ceiling Proposal Helps Europe Shares Higher Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Monday, managing to hold onto earlier gains as investor sentiment was buoyed by an agreement among U.S. Republicans on Friday to extend the debt ceiling for three months.

  • Retailers Help European Shares Edge Up on Sales Boost Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 8:40 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday afternoon after stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data.

  • Nov 6- Pearson Plc has decided to consider offers for the Financial Times newspaper this year and may seek at least $1 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the situation.

  • Nov 6- Pearson Plc has decided to consider offers for the Financial Times newspaper this year and may seek at least $1 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the situation. Pearson may initiate the sale preparations ahead of the departure of Chief Executive Marjorie Scardino, Bloomberg said.