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5 Surprising Winners of the First Quarter

A fuel-cell firm, Tesla Motors the company that that makes magicJacks are among the tech firms doing very well in the stock market so far, and so is the brute force of WWE.

Barnes & Noble to Close Up to One-Third of Its Stores

Barnes & Noble CEO Mitchell Klipper told the Wall Street Journal in an interview that his company will have 450 to 500 retail locations in 10 years -- down from nearly 700 now. Still, he insisted "it's a good business model," despite competition from e-books and online retailers.

Stocks Open Above 4-Year Closing Highs

Major stock indexes inched above four-year closing highs in early trading Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 50 points at 13,321 shortly after 11 a.m. EDT. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index rose six points to 1,424.

Spring Is in the Air for Retail M&A

Retailers are getting back to business after the recession and showing stronger earnings, making them attractive targets for private equity investors -- and each other.