(Reuters) - Shares of Barnes & Noble Inc fell as much as 11 percent on Friday, a day after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission told the bookseller it had begun an investigation into a restatement of earnings announced on July 29.
Struggling Sears Holdings Corp. said Friday it will spin off its Lands' End clothing business, adding to the list of units it has been getting rid of to raise cash.
NEW YORK Dec 6 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment surged in December as Americans' outlook on the economy and job prospects improved, a survey released on Friday showed.
Ty Wright/Bloomberg. Shoppers at the Easton Towne Center in Columbus, Ohio. Consumer spending in the U.S. rose more than forecast in October, a sign the biggest part of the economy is gaining momentum from a firming employment.
... Print. * 203,000 new jobs added in Nov; jobless rate at 7.0 pct. * Dollar rallies against yen. * Bonds retrace earlier losses; investors mull Fed policy.