| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Ingram's VitalSource Technologies has acquired CourseSmart, consolidating two of the largest companies providing textbooks as e-books, Publishers Weekly reports.
VitalSource's Bookself platform has more than 4 million users on 6,000 campuses worldwide...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 10:43 AM
The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland gave us an excellent window into the concerns that world leaders have about the global economy — particularly China's shadow banking system. But while the concerns may be legitimate, the expressed...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:00 PM
For two years, Landis Wiedner watched a girlfriend settle for what she thought was an "awful" relationship.
"It always seemed like she was mothering him," Wiedner, 29, recalls. "And he would ditch her, or not show up to things." Her friend, who had...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Just like other household members, household appliances need routine care to keep them at their best.
The newest appliances have fewer mechanical parts and more electronic components than in the past.
"That makes them much more energy efficient and...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:30 PM
I have frequently emphasized the importance of a diversified portfolio and of having a significant portion of common stocks in your portfolio, even in retirement. Although I have been retired for 18 years, I still maintain about half of my portfolio in...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:05 PM
800-CEO-READ, a leading direct supplier of book-based resources compiles a monthly list of best-selling business books based on purchases by its corporate customers nationwide. Here are the best sellers for January 2014, plus descriptions of the Top 10....
| Dec 23, 2013
As we commence the annual ritual of pledging to be trimmer, thriftier, tidier and overall more disciplined human beings, consider adding another goal to the list of resolutions: riskier.
Whether it's reaching for Mount Everest or reaching for a...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 6:58 PM
The creator of the General Educational Development test, long the measure of high school equivalency for dropouts, has unveiled a revamped computer-only exam that has spurred competition from two other test providers letting students decide which format...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Outside Mike Renner's two-story home in Azle, Texas, a sleek white turbine whirs in the wind.
The 10,000-watt wind turbine sits atop a 100-foot tower Renner built himself. Solar panels cover his roof, producing 8,000 watts of power.
In the sticky months...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Despite opposition from one of its board members, the Baltimore County school board approved a 10-year, $15.7 million contract Tuesday night for language arts textbooks.
The new textbook series published by McGraw-Hill Education is for grades one...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: I lost my job seven weeks ago. Five weeks ago my wife was seriously injured in an auto accident. Life has been a real struggle since then. Worried sick, I try to be there for her during the day and drive her to doctors, and at the same time...