Barnes & Noble
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
By Erica Getto
It looks like the final chapter for Borders, the Michigan-based big-box book, music and media seller. The company could begin closing its remaining 399 stores, five of which are in New York City, as early as Friday.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
By Ilya Marritz
Not long ago, it seemed as if mega-bookstores like Borders would keep expanding, driving out small, independent bookshops. But as the chain declared bankruptcy, it turns out there are still plenty of indies -- and a few new ones around.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Another report confirms that the housing market is stuck in the doldrums. Home prices fell slightly in July by 0.1 percent after rising in June, according to the S&P/Case Shiller report. Perhaps more worrisome -- prices fell in more cities surveyed. "In about half of cities, prices are lower than they were a year ago," said Patrick Newport, an economist with IHS Global Insights. "And last month, it was only five, and a couple of months ago it was even smaller than that, so we are seeing weakness in prices." But in New York, there's perhaps another sign that the economy here is doing better than in other parts of the country. Prices actually rose by one percent.