| Jan 28, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Barnes & Noble will shut up to a third of its brick-and-mortar bookstores over the next decade as reading habits change and digital publications evolve, according to a new report.
The chain will end up with 450 to 500 stores in 10 years, down from the...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When the tires on their Dodge Caravan had worn so thin that the steel belts were showing through, Don and Florence Cherry couldn't afford to buy a new set.
So they decided to rent instead.
The Rich Square, N.C., couple last September agreed to pay...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:17 PM
An Orange County movie producer convicted of bilking mostly elderly investors out of $9.5 million in a Ponzi scam involving B movies such as “Confessions of a Pit Fighter” and “Lake Dead” has been sentenced to 27 years in state...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Those clinging hopefully to the old Borders books gift cards stashed in their drawers or wallets are out of luck, a Manhattan federal judge ruled Wednesday. According to Reuters, there are about $210.5 million worth of such cards that had not been used by...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Hostess Brands Inc. agreed to sell many of its bread brands – including Wonder and Nature’s Pride – to rival bakery business Flowers Foods as the liquidating company prepares to shut itself down.
Flowers, which owns the Tastykake and...
| Jan 17, 2013
Robert L. Citron, the Orange County treasurer whose bad bets on exotic Wall Street investments resulted in what at the time was the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, died Wednesday. He was 87.
Citron died at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 4:42 AM
The new year represents a long-awaited new start for the Tribune Co.
The newspaper and television conglomerate emerged from bankruptcy Monday, a financially stronger version of the company that sought court protection four years ago but one that still...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Starbucks Corp. is heading into the scrum over Tully’s Coffee, tussling with actor Patrick Dempsey and “breastaurant” style Baristas Coffee Co. to win control of the bankrupt chain.
It’s a true Seattle battle: Starbucks, Tully&...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Looks like Patrick Dempsey is no longer just the studliest fictional doctor in Seattle. He's likely the city’s newest coffee chain owner as well.
The actor, known for his McDreamy persona on the television show "Grey's Anatomy," says he's headed...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Bankrupt Eastman Kodak Co. said it will sell about 1,100 digital-imaging patents to a group that includes Apple Inc., Google Inc. and Facebook Inc., for about $525 million.
The consortium of 12 companies, led by Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corp., also...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Chrysler Group said Monday that its first-quarter profit fell 65% to $166 million.
The automaker’s earnings were hurt by higher expenses to launch new models and slower business in Europe and South America. Revenue fell 6% to $15.4 billion...