Barnes & Noble Inc said it would spin off its college books unit and keep its Nook tablets and ebook business, instead of spinning off a combination of the two.
Japanese factories churned out more machinery and electronic devices in January as export shipments rose, but lower energy costs due to cheaper crude oil failed to provide a long-awaited boost to consumer spending.
Oil bounced back in Asia today on bargain-hunting after tumbling in the previous session over a further surge in US crude reserves, adding to the global supply glut.
The Daily News, the nearly century-old New York tabloid that is the seventh-largest daily newspaper in the U.S., is exploring the possibility of a sale, its owner said Thursday.
The once-beloved theme park SeaWorld is still reeling from the effects of the 2013 critical documentary Blackfish, which linked stress caused by holding killer whales captive to the 2010 death of a trainer.