Penguin and Pearson See Profits More Than Double

Book publisher Penguin has had a very good year so far in 2010, according to its breakout numbers from parent company Pearson's most recent sales report. Sales at Penguin for the period ending June 30 rose 9%, while operating profit more than doubled compared to a year ago.

eBay Halts Indebted Purdue Grad's Diploma Auction

In effort to pay off student loans he can't afford and incite debate about the value of a college education, Purdue University alumnus Nick Enlow listed his 2008 diploma on eBay this week with a starting bid of $36,000. Too bad eBay pulled the listing.