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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 6- European Union regulators are to end an antitrust probe into e-book prices by accepting an offer by Apple and four publishers to ease price restrictions on Amazon, two sources said on Tuesday.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.