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August 11, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc. said it would buy Barnes & Noble College Booksellers from its chairman in a deal worth $596 million. The deal will cost Barnes & Noble $460 million after accounting for College Booksellers' cash on hand at the expected closing date. The purchase will boost full-year earnings, reunite Barnes & Noble's brand and eliminate annual royalty payments for online textbook sales.
October 4, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Microsoft Corp. bought Internet shopping company Jellyfish .com to gain technology to lure users from search-engine leader Google Inc., based in Middleton, Wis., offers a search tool that links to products from Target Corp., Barnes & Noble Inc. and other stores. Shoppers who make a purchase through the service receive part of the ad revenue gets from the retailer in the form of credits. Microsoft, based in Redmond, Wash.
May 23, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Barnes & Noble Inc. said its first-quarter loss narrowed to $2.03 million, helped by better results at the video-game and Internet businesses in which it owns stakes. The net loss narrowed to 3 cents a share from $16.3 million, or 25 cents, a year earlier, when Barnes & Noble had a $14.9-million investment write-down. Sales rose 4.6% to $1.19 billion, the company said. Profit rose at Barnes & Noble's 60%-owned GameStop chain, and losses narrowed at the Barnes & online store.
September 27, 1995
Basketball star Michael Jordan has joined the board of directors of Oakley Inc., an Irvine-based maker of sunglasses and goggles. The Chicago Bulls star, who acquired about $2 million worth of Oakley stock when the company went public in August, will act as a consultant, but won't be pitching Oakley's products, said Scott Bowers, director of sports marketing. "He has a great view, a great outlook on sports marketing." The company also has named two other directors: Irene R.
June 30, 2011 | By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
Shopping at Inc. and other major Internet stores is poised to get more expensive. Beginning Friday, a new state law will require large out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes on purchases that their California customers make on the Internet — a prospect eased only slightly by a 1-percentage-point drop in the tax that also takes effect at the same time. Getting the taxes, which consumers typically don't pay to the state if online merchants don't charge them, is "a common-sense idea," said Gov. Jerry Brown, who signed the legislation into law Wednesday.
October 29, 1993
"Celebration of the Word," a month-long campaign featuring celebrity readings and book signings will be held by Project Literacy Los Angeles beginning Nov. 7 at 2:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 540 S. Commonwealth Ave. Actors, authors and musicians scheduled to appear include Charlton Heston, Broadway actress Patricia Morison, Steven Weber ("Wings"), Lois Nettleton ("You Can't Take It With You"), Marcia Rodd ("Trapper John, M.D."
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