Economy

Follow PBS NewsHour’s complete coverage of the Economy, Wall Street and other financial stories.

Mar 16

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The Business of E-Books

This week, horror writer Stephen King became the first best-selling author to publish a work exclusively in electronic format. First-day sales of "Riding the Bullet" surpassed first-day sales of all King's best-selling books on paper.

Top Internet services provider America Online Inc. will buy Time Warner Inc., the world's largest media and entertainment company, for about $166 billion in stock, the companies said, in what ranks as the largest corporate merger deal ever.

Jul 07

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Amazon’s Growth

Amazon.com's stock is worth several times its competitors. Analysts say it's because traders are speculating on the company's future growth as an electronic megastore. Here's a look at the company's recent growth.

Apr 01

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Microsoft Talks Break Down

Talks between the Department of Justice and Microsoft broke down over the weekend. The following is a statement released April 1 by U.S. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Richard Posner in Chicago, the talks' mediator.

Oct 03

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School Funding

To understand the problems of education in America, it is necessary to look at the way public schools are financed.

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