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  • *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.

  • LONDON, Oct 3- Pearson Chief Executive Marjorie Scardino is to step down after 16 years in the job in which she transformed the group from a diverse set of assets into an educational and media powerhouse.

  • Pearson CEO Scardino to step down after 16 years Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 2:12 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 3- Marjorie Scardino, the chief executive of publishing group Pearson, is to step down at the end of the year after 16 years in the job, bringing to an end a period of transformational change for the group.

  • Apple's iBooks 2 Revolution - Not What You Think Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 4:41 PM ET
    Apple introduces the iBook2

    Apple has not revolutionized the textbook. They have revolutionized the textbook distribution model.

  • Stocks End Sharply Lower Amid Debt Fears Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 4:05 PM ET

    Wall Street suffered through another brutal selloff Monday, with investors heading for the exits ahead of Thanksgiving as both the U.S. and Europe struggled to deal with their burgeoning debt crises.

  • Black and white versions of the new iPad 2.

    Interactive textbooks on tablet devices, including Apple's iPad, are changing the way students learn and the way educators teach. The technology could revolutionize colleges, universities, and schools of all kinds.

  • Royal Wedding Guest List: What Stocks Get An Invite? Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 10:08 PM ET

    If stocks could attend William and Kate's wedding, Cramer thinks these names would be on the list.

  • Google Unveils Web Bookstore in Challenge to Amazon Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 2:21 PM ET

    Google is making the leap from digital librarian to merchant in a challenge to Amazon.com Inc. and its Kindle electronic reader.

  • Companies May Fail, but Directors Are in Demand Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 10:06 AM ET
    Richard Fuld

    For 16 years, Marshall A. Cohen served as a director of the American International Group, stepping down just months before the company’s near-collapse in 2008. Several months later, Mr. Cohen was again in demand, joining the board of Gleacher & Company, a New York investment bank.

  • Lightning Round: Valero, Pearson, US Steel and More Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 8:14 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Private Equity Leverage Ratios Rising Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 12:18 PM ET

    A $3.4 billion acquisition by two private equity firms reflects the increasing momentum in leverage ratios.

  • What Does Apple's iPad's Mean for Media? Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 5:00 PM ET
    Apple iPad

    The news is out, Apple's iPad will compete with e-Readers, portable game devices, and it will create a whole new category of portable video players. The good news for content creators is the fact that it'll sell for $499.

  • Apple's iPad: Live Blog Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 3:11 PM ET
    Apple iPad

    This is a live blog from Jim Goldman who is in San Francisco attending an event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts where it is expected Apple will unveil and share details of its newest product, The iPad.

  • London Movers: Pearson, Lloyds Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | 5:13 AM ET

    Shares in publishing group Pearson surged by nearly 10 percent, topping the FTSE, after it reported strong earnings due to a rise in its educational publications business, the largest in the world.

  • It Doesn't Pay to Be a Hero in This Recession Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 1:24 PM ET

    Apparently Tina Turner was right: We don't need another hero. That ship captain who was held hostage by Somali pirates got a book deal that was just a fraction of the deal that other hero, the pilot who landed a jetliner safely in the Hudson, got. What's the matter — do we have "hero fatigue?!"

  • Where to Make Money Now: Bull vs Bear Picks Friday, 8 May 2009 | 1:53 PM ET

    Two experts, Stephen Mauzy at S.P. Mauzy & Associates and Mike Rubino of Rubino Financial shared their outlook on the economy and where investors should put their money.