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  • BRUSSELS, Nov 6- European Union regulators are to accept an offer by Apple and four publishers to end an antitrust probe into their e-book prices, two sources said, handing Amazon victory in a bid to sell online books cheaper than its rivals, sources said.

  • Carroll’s Resignation Exposes Lack of Women CEOs Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 9:19 AM ET

    Cynthia Carroll’s departure from the helm of mining company Anglo-American didn’t just affect the company’s share price—it sparked a new round of questions about the lack of women in the top echelons of the business world.

  • Pearson in talks over Penguin-Random House merger Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 12:41 AM ET

    LONDON-- British publishing and education company Pearson PLC says it is in talks with German media group Bertelsmann SE over merging the firms' Penguin and Random House publishing operations. Pearson is publisher of the Financial Times and Penguin Group books.

  • Disney revamps paper buying to protect rainforests Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 5:02 PM ET

    Oct 11- Walt Disney Co, the world's biggest publisher of children's books, said on Thursday it changed its purchasing policies to reduce paper use and avoid paper harvested from endangered forests.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 9- Apple Inc's antitrust case with the European Union over e-book publishing could be settled in a couple of months, European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said on Tuesday. The European Commission is now market-testing an offer by Apple and the publishers in a bid to end the EU probe.

  • EU antitrust chief hopes to settle Apple case soon Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:55 PM ET

    BRUSSELS, Oct 9- Apple Inc's antitrust case with the European Union over e-book publishing could be settled in a couple of months, European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said on Tuesday. The European Commission is now market-testing an offer by Apple and the publishers in a bid to end the EU probe.

  • *Tender closes on Oct. 19, valid until Oct. 26. SINGAPORE, Oct 9- Pakistan State Oil is seeking up to 845,000 tonnes of oil products for delivery from November 2012 to February 2013, about 50 percent more than it bought for September to December delivery, a tender document showed on Tuesday. The tender closes on Oct. 19 and is valid until Oct. 26.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 9- Pakistan State Oil is seeking 845,000 tonnes of oil products for delivery from November 2012 to February 2013, about 50 percent more than it bought for September to December delivery, a tender document showed on Tuesday.

  • Pakistan seeks 845,000 T oil of products for Dec-Feb Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 10:34 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Oct 9- Pakistan State Oil is seeking 845,000 tonnes of oil products for delivery from December 2012 to February 2013, about 50 percent more than it bought for September to December delivery, a tender document showed on Tuesday.

  • Hacking victims pressure British PM on media rules Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 2:13 PM ET

    *Cameron says Britain must keep a free press. LONDON, Oct 7- Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain would avoid "heavy-handed state intervention" of its national press after phone hacking victims urged him on Sunday to remain open-minded about the recommendations of an inquiry into media ethics.

  • PRESS DIGEST - Sunday British business - Oct 7 Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 8:15 AM ET

    Sunday Times GERMAN THREAT TO BLOCK BAE DEAL Germany has threatened to scupper the 28 billion pound merger of BAE Systems and EADS unless the headquarters of the combined company is located in Munich.

  • *Publishers can choose not to participate in Google project. *Deal does not affect Google's litigation with Author's Guild. Google and the Association of American Publishers said on Thursday that U.S. publishers can decide whether they want their books made available through Google or not.

  • *Publisher can choose not to participate in Google's Library Project. Google and the Association of American Publishers said on Thursday that U.S. publishers can choose to make available or choose to remove their books and journals digitized by Google for its Library Project.

  • *Publisher can choose to participate in Google's Library Project. Oct 4- Google Inc and a group of publishers have agreed to a settlement, capping seven years of litigation over the rights of publishers and Google's mission to become the world's digital library.

  • Google settles with publishers over digital books Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:34 AM ET

    Oct 4- Google Inc said it reached a settlement with the Association of American Publishers to provide access to in-copyright books and journals digitized by the company for its Library Project. The lawsuit was filed against Google in 2005 by five AAP member publishers including McGraw-Hill Companies Inc, Pearson Education Inc and John Wiley& Sons Inc..

  • *First female FTSE CEO to step down at year end. The first female chief executive of a FTSE 100 company had previously declared that the famous pink-paged FT title would be sold "over my dead body".

  • Pearson chief executive to step down Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 9:00 AM ET

    LONDON-- Pearson PLC, the U.K. publisher and education company, said Wednesday that chief executive Marjorie Scardino has decided to step down.

  • Online schools face backlash as states question results Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 7:54 AM ET

    In Maine, New Jersey and North Carolina, officials have refused to allow new cyber-schools to open this year, citing concerns about poor academic performance, high rates of student turnover and funding models that appear to put private-sector profits ahead of student achievement.

  • *First female FTSE CEO to step down at year end. *Move sparks speculation of FT Group sale. The first female chief executive of a FTSE 100 company had previously declared that the famous pink-paged FT title would only be sold "over my dead body".

  • LONDON, Oct 3- Pearson PLC:. *Incoming CEO says ft group is a part of the business I value. *CEO says parts of US education are turning around.