NEW YORK - Aeropostale Inc., once a popular mall destination for teens, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, becoming the latest victim in the fast-changing retail landscape.
Several top analysts expect the government to report strong job growth on Friday despite a disappointing private-sector survey, a development that would reinforce the belief that the economy is poised to pick up after two weak quarters.
The Los Angeles Times building. The owner of the newspaper, Tribune Publishing Company, rejected an unsolicited offer from Gannett.
"FarmVille" game maker Zynga Inc (ZNGA.O) reported higher-than-expected bookings in the first quarter, helped by its slot machine-based games and "Words With Friends".
FRANKFURT—The European Central Bank said Wednesday that it would stop printing the 500-euro banknote, but that the note would remain legal tender.