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  • News Corp. Confirms Considering Split Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 10:13 AM ET
    News Corp. Confirms Considering Split

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports News Corporation is considering separating its publishing arm from its much larger entertainment division. What does it mean for stockholders? Barton Crockett, Lazard Capital Markets senior analyst, weighs in.

  • 15-Year Harry Potter Spell Brings Riches to Publisher Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 9:39 AM ET
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    On June 26 1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published by Bloomsbury Publishing, with an initial run of only 500 copies in hardcover. On the 15th anniversary of that date, Nigel Newton, the CEO and founder of Bloomsbury published called Harry Potter "transformative" for the company.

  • 'Useless' Degree, Awesome Job Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 4:16 PM ET
    Summer is here, and along with high temperatures, shorts and flip-flops, another seasonal phenomenon is taking place — college students are graduating, and they’re taking their newly minted degrees into the real world in the hopes of landing a job. But what are their chances of finding work in their fields, or even finding jobs that don’t require them to ask if you want fries with that?Job seekers between ages 16 to 24 who are not enrolled in school and have attained a bachelor’s degree or highe

    Recent graduates with arts degrees face a jobless rate of 11.1 percent. With numbers like that, the degree probably seems useless. But many people have gone on to great success after earning “useless” degrees.

  • Cramer: McGraw-Hill Proves Breaking Up Is Easy to Do Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 6:24 PM ET
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    Cramer breaks down the positives that will result from McGraw-Hill's corporate split.

  • Changing Your Business Model When Tweaks Are Not Enough Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 10:11 AM ET
    The Business Model Innovation Factory

    The author says, thriving in the midst of today’s frenetic pace of change requires a new set of approaches and tools.

  • Economic Warfare - Ziad K. Abdelnour

    In making his case, says most major wealth creation comes from doing what other people consider insufferably boring.

  • Engines of Change

    In this guest post, the Pulitzer Prize winning author writes about the cars that changed American history and our lives.

  • Gold, Money, and the Three Little Pigs Monday, 7 May 2012 | 11:07 AM ET
    Red Blue and Broke All Over

    A house of paper is even more flimsy than a house of sticks or a house of straw.

  • Daring to Cut Off Amazon Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 10:54 AM ET
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    The Educational Development Corporation, a book publisher, is pulling its publications from Amazon arguing that the online retailer under cutting competition with cut-throat tactics.

  • Bookstore Bonanza: The Economics of Erotica Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 11:04 AM ET
    Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

    Sleeper bestseller “50 Shades of Grey” may be bringing new attention to erotic fiction, but the economics of erotica are black and white.

  • Cramer Explains Meredith’s Stock Surge Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 7:47 PM ET

    The “Mad Money” host details what’s driving this media company’s stock to push higher.

  • Meredith Corp: The Power of High Yield Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 6:25 PM ET
    Meredith Corp: The Power of High Yield

    Mad Money's Cramer explains why magazine company, Meredith Corp. is within striking distance of its 52-week high, and how its 50% dividend hike is rewarding shareholders.

  • Last Entry for Encyclopaedia Britannica Book Form Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 8:02 AM ET
    Encyclopedia Britannica

    Hours after Encyclopaedia Britannica announced it will stop publishing print editions of its flagship encyclopedia for the first time in more than 200 years, someone among the editing minions of free online rival Wikipedia made an irony-free note of that fact.

  • Former News Int'l CEO Rebekah Brooks Arrested Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 10:05 AM ET
    Former News Int'l CEO Rebekah Brooks Arrested

    CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports former News International CEO, Rebekah Brooks, was arrested again, along with her husband and six other people in connection with an alleged phone hacking scandal.

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    “Fifty Shades of Grey,” an erotic novel by an obscure author that has been described as “Mommy porn” and “Twilight” for grown-ups, has electrified women across the country, who have spread the wordon Facebook pages, at school functions and in spin classes, the New York Times reports.

  • J.K. Rowling

    The author of the mega-selling "Harry Potter" series has an agreement with Little, Brown in the United States and Britain to release her first adult novel, the publishers announced Thursday. The title, release date and details about the book, long rumored, were notannounced.

  • Kreece Fuchs

    The entrepreneurs behind Better Wold Books started a profitable business by doing good — they collect and sell books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide.

  • Is Apple Set to Revolutionize the Textbook Industry? Monday, 16 Jan 2012 | 10:25 PM ET
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    The textbook industry has been waiting for its big digital revolution but so far, its been slow going. Apple may be aiming to change that with an announcement that the company has planned for Thursday in New York City.

  • The Time Warner building.

    As Time Warner searched for a top executive to run its sprawling magazine unit, it did not look just outside the company. It looked outside the publishing industry, the New York Times reports.

  • Movie Fantasy Jobs Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 1:31 PM ET
    Movies have glamorized many occupations over the years. The films of Humphrey Bogart let viewers live vicariously as street-smart private eyes. James Bond made audience members imagine themselves as debonair, globe-hopping spies with exotic seductresses in every port of call. And Clint Eastwood’s westerns made people visualize themselves as the frontier’s messengers of bloody vengeance.What these films failed to do was accurately convey a picture of their main characters’ day-to-day finances. Wa

    CNBC.com considered how famous movie characters made their living. We found what their salaries would be in real life, then determined if they could really afford to live in that apartment, drive that car, or eat at that restaurant.