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A $3.4 billion acquisition by two private equity firms reflects the increasing momentum in leverage ratios.
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.
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.
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.
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?!"
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.
Although a longshot in winning the gold in our World Markets Challenge, the UK's FTSE 100 is now less than 1% behind the S&P 500 on the leaderboard. Here are some key stats on Britain's economy and markets.
Rupert Murdoch's recently acquired Dow Jones publishing business will start printing the Wall Street Journal in London this month, raising the competitive threat to rivals like Pearson's Financial Times.
Educational publisher Pearson said on Monday trading was strong in the third quarter and that underlying sales and operating profit rose 6 and 20 percent respectively over the first nine months of the year.
Germany's Spiegel magazine group is in talks to acquire British publisher Pearson's 50% stake in German financial daily Financial Times Deutschland (FTD), a source familiar with the situation said.
Anglo-Dutch publisher Reed Elsevier is close to a deal to sell its U.S. education arm Harcourt to rival Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep for about $4 billion, people familiar with the situation said on Monday.
For the first time in French media history, the country's top two business newspapers La Tribune and Les Echos will not be published on Monday.
Stocks ended broadly lower as Wall Street pondered the fate of two Bear Stearns mortgage debt funds. Losses were compounded by adjustments in several key indexes.
European equity markets looked set to extend losses next week as stocks teetered at inflated price levels with little on the corporate and economic calendar to act as a positive catalyst.
General Electric and Pearson said on Thursday they will not pursue a joint offer for publisher Dow Jones, removing a potential challenge to a $5-billion bid by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
A potential rival bid to Rupert Murdoch's lofty $5 billion offer to buy Dow Jones & Co. Inc. will have to surmount major hurdles of its own to succeed, even though investors are warming up to it.
Stocks closed slightly lower as investors focused on rising oil prices and fluctuating interest rates. "Prices for crude oil are not really moving up as much as they are being pulled up by gasoline," said Stephen Schork, editor of The Schork Report. "Specifically, there's the persistent fear in the market that there is not going to enough gasoline to get us through the season."
General Electric and Pearson may challenge News Corp.'s $5 billion bid for Dow Jones & Co. with a plan that could let Dow Jones's controlling Bancroft family keep an interest in the company, the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal reported on their Web sites.
Shares in Pearson, publisher of the Financial Times, were lower in early trading Monday following weekend reports that the company might bid for Dow Jones.
Financial Times owner Pearson has approached US conglomerate General Electric about a joint bid for Dow Jones, owner of the Wall Street Journal, the Sunday Times reported, citing unnamed sources close to the talks.