Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
Microsoft may buy Barnes & Noble's Nook unit for $1 billion According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. More
Sears Didn't Move Fast Enough, CEO Says Sears continues to struggle to get a "decent" return on its assets and the retailer didn't move fast enough to cut expenses after the financial crisis, the CEO said at the annual meeting. More
J.C. Penney ad apologizes to customers The ad comes after the Plano, Texas-based company last month fired its CEO, Ron Johnson, after 17 months on the job and rehired his predecessor Mike Ullman. Johnson's ambitious changes included getting rid of most sales and bringing in new, hip brands. More
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Borders' end to have ripple effect across country What happens when a pioneer like Borders goes out of business? Depends on who you ask. Since the bankrupt Ann Arbor, Mich.-based chain is shuttering its remaining 399 stores, everyone from publishers to consumers is assessing what it would mean when the ... 07/29/2011 - 3:25 am | View Link
Borders end to have ripple effect across country (AP) -- What happens when a pioneer like Borders goes out of business? Depends on who you ask. The biggest changes could come to the book publishing industry: As Borders stores disappear, the bookselling landscape could rapidly change, forcing authors to ... 07/20/2011 - 7:43 am | View Link
Borders end to have ripple effect across country NEW YORK (AP) — What happens when a pioneer like Borders goes out of business? Depends on who you ask. A day after the bankrupt Ann Arbor, Mich.-based chain said it would seek court approval to sell off its assets and shutter its remaining 399 stores ... 07/20/2011 - 5:27 am | View Link
Borders end to have ripple effect across country What happens when a pioneer like Borders goes out of business? Depends on who you ask. NEW YORK — What happens when a pioneer like Borders goes out of business? Depends on who you ask. A day after the bankrupt Ann Arbor, Mich.-based chain said it would ... 07/19/2011 - 2:56 pm | View Link
Borders Bankruptcy Has Ripple Effect Borders Books said it's filing for bankruptcy and closing stores across the country, including five in metro Atlanta. Atlanta’s Cumberland location on Cobb Parkway will leave another hole in the parkway pavilion. Commercial real estate attorney Bob Simon ... 02/19/2011 - 6:44 am | View Link
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Tallinn (AFP) - US President Barack Obama arrived in Estonia aboard Air Force One early Wednesday to meet Baltic leaders and reaffirm Washington's commitment to the security of ex-Soviet NATO members. The talks in Tallinn come ahead of the key alliance summit in Wales focused on the crisis in Ukraine. Obama's plane landed at 6:30 am (0330 GMT) in the capital of the small Baltic nation which joined NATO in 2004.
Los Angeles (AFP) - Already hounded by paparazzi on their doorsteps, celebrities face a new battle to protect their privacy from hackers willing to splash their most intimate, behind-closed-doors photos online. After the massive release of naked photos of stars including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, some experts said it should be treated as a sex crime, rather that just an Internet or privacy breach."We are going through times where hackers will try to seek our information.
San Francisco (AFP) - Google said it is working on a super-fast "quantum" computer chip as part a vision to one day have machines think like humans. The Internet titan on Tuesday added renowned researcher John Martinis and his team at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to the Quantum Artificial Intelligence team at Google, according to director of engineering Hartmut Neven.
Paris (AFP) - Economic prosperity is the worst enemy of minority languages, said researchers Wednesday who listed parts of Australia and North America as "hotspots" for extinction risk. Based on the same criteria used to determine the risk of extinction faced by animal and plant species, they concluded that about a quarter of the world's known 6,909 languages were threatened."Languages are now rapidly being lost at a rate of extinction exceeding the well-known catastrophic loss of biodiversity," the US-European research team wrote in the Royal Society Journal Biology Letters."Small-population languages remaining in economically developed regions are seriously threatened by continued speaker declines."In Alaska, for example, there were only 24 active speakers by 2009 of the Athabaskan people's indigenous language, which children were no longer learning.
Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama ordered about 350 more US troops to Baghdad to protect American diplomatic facilities and staff in the Iraqi capital, the White House said. The announcement came hours after the so-called "Islamic State" (also known as ISIL) released another video showing a masked militant with a British accent cutting the throat of a US captive.