LONDON (AP) - 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 said Thursday it "is discussing with Bertelsmann a possible combination of Penguin and
WASHINGTON (AP) - Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. helped write and edit medical journal articles attributed to outside physicians, which downplayed the risks of the company's best-selling bone graft, according to a report by Senate investigators.
The Senate Finance Committee said Thursday
By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - New York's mayor has made no secret of going after a digital grail: rivaling Silicon Valley as a high-tech hub.
The city isn't there, at least not yet, but it can point to a series of promising signs. Tech titans including Google and
By NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Some 80,000 pilgrims in flowered lei, feathered headdresses and other traditional garb flooded St. Peter's Square on Sunday as Pope Benedict XVI added seven more saints onto the roster of Catholic role models in a bid to reinvigorate
By The Associated Press
THE DEVELOPMENT: Newsweek decided to stop publishing a print edition after 80 years and bet its life entirely on a digital future.
INDUSTRY TRENDS: By several measures, the magazine business has stabilized, albeit at a lower level. Paid magazine subscriptions were up 1.1
By PAN PYLASAP Business Writer
LONDON (AP) - A sketchy agreement on how to create a single European banking supervisor combined with a run of disappointing U.S. corporate earnings to hit markets Friday at the end of what's been a fairly upbeat week.
The bout of pessimism began Thursday when
By The Associated Press
On Thursday, Newsweek's owner announced that the news magazine will end its print publication at the end of the year and move to an all-digital format. Here's the announcement from Tina Brown, editor-in-chief and founder of The Newsweek Daily Beast Co, and Baba
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - Tunisia's journalists are holding a daylong strike to protest what they call government interference.
Several hundred journalists gathered Wednesday outside union headquarters in the capital of Tunis, chanting for freedom of the press. Newspapers did not appear and
By CLARKE CANFIELDAssociated Press
KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) - Paul Main's quiet evening was shattered by a phone ringing off the hook and a half-dozen TV crews showing up on his porch. Everyone wanted to know: Was he the same Paul Main who's been accused of visiting a prostitute in
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - The Japanese billionaire behind a deal that will create the world's third-biggest mobile company spent his childhood in a slum, where he proudly rode in a stinking wheelbarrow filled with pig feed, pushed by his grandmother, a Korean immigrant