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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.

Nobody's Catching Up to Netflix

There may come a day when Netflix faces a legitimate challenge to its video streaming throne, but that day isn't coming anytime soon.

Why Barnes & Noble Will Never Be Great Again

Like many retail bookstores, Barnes & Noble has seen sales soften at its stores, but investors are worried because its Nook e-reader isn't replacing lost hardcover sales.

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.

5 Things to Watch When the Market Reopens

The financial markets are closed for the Christmas holiday, but when trading resumes on Wednesday, here's what's likely to help shape the rest of the week on Wall Street.

Apple Earnings Fall Short, and Amazon's Miss Too

Apple can no longer be counted on to beat Wall Street's profit targets. The world's most valuable tech company posted mixed quarterly results after Thursday's market close. Though net sales soared 27%, this marked the third miss in the five quarters that CEO Tim Cook has been at the helm.

Amazon Prime Goes Subprime with Add-On Free Shipping Gimmick

Amazon has a new plan to get consumers to buy more: Its "Add-on" program enables the e-tailer to offer free delivery on "thousands of items at a low price point that would be cost-prohibitive to ship on their own." But wait -- isn't that just like Amazon Prime? Not exactly. Here's why.

Wall Street Watch This Week: Bring on the New Gadgets

It's going to be a big week for consumer electronics. The fireworks kick off on Wednesday when Nokia and Microsoft will introduce their new Lumia phones, then shift to Amazon on Thursday, when the online retailer is expected to introduce its new Kindle Fire.

Amazon Gets Into the Textbook Rental Business -- Finally

It's a painful and pricey college tradition: Buying expensive new textbooks at the beginning of the term, only to turn around and sell them at cheap at semester's end. But Amazon.com hopes to change all that with its move into the textbook rental business.

9 Great American Companies That Will Never Recover

Sometimes, companies that were once leaders fall hopelessly behind. They may struggle on for years, but their chances to engineer turnarounds have passed. 24/7 Wall St. has found nine of these companies -- names you know well, but that will never be great again.

Is Amazon About to Repeat Netflix's Big Blunder?

Amazon.com may be gearing up to start charging for the unlimited video streaming service it now includes free with Amazon Prime. Sound familiar? Of course it does -- just rewind a few months to a summer that Netflix would certainly prefer to forget.

Study Finds Tablet, E-Book Ownership Soared

Tablets and e-readers were a popular gift over the holidays, so much so that the number of people who own them nearly doubled between mid-December and January, a new study finds. A report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project set to be released Monday found that 29 percent of Americans owned at least one tablet or e-reader as of the beginning of this month. That's up from 18 percent who said the same in December.

Savings Experiment: How to Pick a Tablet

Not since The Ten Commandments have tablets been in such demand. While the iPad launched the market, it's not the only option out there. Read on to find out what your options are when tablet-shopping, and how best to compare the various models.

Do We Still Need Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores?

The death of bookstore chain Borders begs the question: Is there still a place in the Internet-dominated market for brick-and-mortar booksellers and the value they add? Independent bookstores thinks so, and the numbers in the American Booksellers Association, believe it or not, are growing.

B&N Buyout Bid Is a Bet Against Amazon, Apple

Liberty Media, the conglomerate controlled by John Malone, made a $1 billion bid Thursday to buy Barnes & Noble. The bricks-and-mortar bookstore business is declining everywhere, so for Malone's gamble is to pay off, the Nook will have to gain some ground against Apple's iPad and Amazon's Kindle.