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Stocks Rise on Tepid Manufacturing Data

Stocks rose Monday as investors put concern about higher interest rates on hold after a report showed the economy isn't ready for the Fed to rein in its stimulus programs.

Psychological Keys to Boosting Your Financial Willpower

Dr. Roy Baumeister is a research psychologist who has studied the science of self-control for many years. He's also co-author of the new book "Willpower." We asked him how you can boost your willpower when facing financial temptations and decisions. Here are his secrets.

Hill Harper's 'Wealth Cure' for Owe-verwhelmed

"CSI: NY" actor and author Hill Harper dispenses can't-buy-happiness philosophy in his new book "The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place." It's a guide that doesn't promise to get you rich quick, but to quickly help your life get richer.

A Bankrupt Borders Makes Everyone Poorer, Especially Authors

Beginning as early as the end of the week, 6,000 Borders employees will be out work, and publishers will likely lose millions of dollars in bad debt. Hardest hit will be "midlist" authors -- those whose books aren't bestsellers but still do well enough to justify their

Buddhist Economics? Raj Patel Suggests a New Idea of Value

Worried about the meaning of existence? You might want to check out Raj Patel's best-selling book "The Value of Nothing." Its message about how we value -- and misvalue -- the world and ourselves charts a middle path toward a society in which our economic choices aren't dominated by Big Brother or big corporations.

A World Without Borders: One Author's Fear

Should the deeply troubled Borders chain close, publishers will survive just fine. But for authors who don't have instant name recognition with book buyers, the loss of an outlet with scads of shelf and floor space is a serious blow. Plus, it's one less place where authors and readers can connect.

Oprah to Name Her Next Book Club Pick on Monday

Oprah is on a farewell tour of sorts, what with The Oprah Winfrey Show ending its 25 year run in 2011. But those who were saddened by the thought that Jonathan Franzen's No. 1 bestseller Freedom would be her final pick for her wildly popular Book Club can breathe easier: You get at least one more.

Jay-Z's Book Blitz: Marketing Most Unlike the Industry's Standard

When a celebrity publishes a book, a big marketing push is to be expected, but the campaign for rap mogul Jay-Z's new book of lyrics is unprecedented. Thanks to backing from Clear Channel and Microsoft's Bing, New Yorkers will find pages of "Decoded" practically everywhere.

Random House's E-Book Deal With Wylie Leaves Much Unanswered

Random House and top literary agent Andrew Wylie have settled their fight over his plans to publish e-books of older works from big name authors he represents. But while the battle is over, the settlement announcement raises more questions than it answers about the future of e-publishing.

The Making of One of the World's Wealthiest Widows

The unauthorized biography of billionaire Lily Safra is a tale of one of the world's richest and most elegant women -- a jet-setter who socializes in the same elite circles as Prince Charles and Elton John. What is so fascinating, however, is exactly how Safra was able to climb her way to the top.

Is Author Rick Riordan the Next J.K. Rowling?

Is Rick Riordan the next J.K. Rowling? Millions of fans of his 'Percy Jackson' series would answer that question with a resounding yes, but it will take Hollywood's blessing to vault him into that hallowed territory.