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  • Pearson sells its Economist stake Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 3:10 AM ET
    Pearson sells its Economist stake

    Alex DeGroote, media analyst at Peel Hunt, discusses Pearson, which has sold its stake in The Economist Group.

  • Opportunities in media stocks: Strategist Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Opportunities in media stocks: Strategist

    Bob Parker, senior investment, strategy and research adviser at Credit Suisse, talks about whether investors should re-enter the media sector following Pearson's decision to sell its stake in The Economist.

  • Pearson turns the page on The Economist Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Pearson turns the page on The Economist

    Pearson's stake in The Economist expected to be sold this week.

  • Europe stocks close 2% down after China rout Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    An employee talks on the phone as he views trading screens at the offices of Panmure Gordon and Co.

    European stock closed lower on Monday, after a sharp selloff in Asian shares highlighted concerns about Chinese market volatility and slowing growth.

  • Early movers: AGN, MYL, MHFI, UBS, FCAU & more Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 7:48 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Pearson in talks to sell 50% stake in The Economist Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 6:37 AM ET

    Pearson is in talks to sell its 50 percent stake in The Economist to the other shareholders, with one confirming it wants to increase its stake.

  • Europe ends lower; earnings, commodities weigh Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    A miner sprays water over tin ore to create a slurry for sluicing at the PT Timah operations in Sungai Liat, Bangka Island, Indonesia.

    European stocks finished off Friday in the red, following a volatile five days of mixed earnings and a sell-off in commodities.

  • FT gets new owners—should it be worried? Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 8:48 AM ET
    The Financial Times

    On the surface it looks like a good bit of business, but media-watchers have mixed feelings about Nikkei's swoop on the FT.

  • Nikkei CEO: FT is best partner to go global Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Nikkei CEO: FT is best partner to go global

    Tsuneo Kita, Chairman of Nikkei, says the Financial Times has won trust of global readers and the Nikkei wants to help boost that brand.

  • FT and Nikkei deal took many by surprise Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    FT and Nikkei deal took many by surprise

    CNBC's Catherine Boyle says it would be hard for Pearson Group to turn down such an offer from Nikkei on the FT Group.

  • FT disposal good for Pearson: Analyst Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 3:20 AM ET
    FT disposal good for Pearson: Analyst

    Jonathan Helliwell, media analyst at Panmure Gordon, says Pearson's sale of the Financial Times Group was a good business move.

  • Pearson hits the books after FT sale Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 3:14 AM ET
    The Financial Times

    Company increases dividend and confirms guidance after first-half operating profit dipped, partly on the timing of textbook adoption in the US.

  • July 24- Nikkei's $1.3 billion purchase of the Financial Times from Britain's Pearson PLC marks the culmination of decades of attempts by the Japanese household name to break into mainstream English-language media. The Nikkei Weekly newspaper continued but was rebranded, along with the corresponding website, as the Nikkei Asian Review in 2013, adopting a...

  • Europe closes lower; earnings dominate Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks ended lower on Thursday, after a flurry of corporate earnings came out from across the region.

  • Nikkei to buy the FT for £844 million Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Nikkei to buy the FT for £844 million

    Ian Whittaker, head of media research at Liberum Capital, discusses Pearson's decision to sell the Financial Times Group to Nikkei.

  • Nikkei to buy FT Group for $1.3B from Pearson Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 10:07 AM ET
    A copy of the Financial Times newspaper is seen alongside other British newspapers displayed for sale in a newsagents in London on July 23, 2015.

    Nikkei, the Japanese media company, has trumped Germany’s Axel Springer, in a tussle to buy the FT Group from Pearson for £844m, the FT reports.

  • Financial Times reports Germany's Springer to buy FT Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 9:38 AM ET
    The Financial Times

    Pearson is in advanced talks to sell the FT Group to Germany's biggest newspaper company Axel Springer, the Financial Times reported.

  • Pearson to explore Financial Times sale: Report Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 10:13 AM ET
    The Financial Times

    British publishing company Pearson is exploring the sale of its financial newspaper, The Financial Times, Bloomberg reported.

  • 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...

  • Someone's getting rich on your kids' test scores Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 2:45 PM ET
    Student Allison Ramirez asks for help in a fourth-grade math class at Piney Branch Elementary School in Takoma Park, Md., where teachers are training themselves to teach students in a new style of learning math to prepare them for more rigorous education standards under Common Core.

    Controversy around Common Core hasn't stopped companies like Pearson, McGraw-Hill and Apple from cashing in on huge education contracts.