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SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Barnes & Noble Inc. updated its Nook Color e-reader device Monday, adding apps and email capability to the touch-screen device in an effort to make it more competitive with rival Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle as well as …

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SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Technology stocks traded sideways Monday, as rivals Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. pulled the sector in opposite directions. Intel INTC +2.28% rose more than 2%, becoming the top gainer on the Dow Jones Industrial …

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NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — When Ben Bernanke goes before reporters in his first live press conference next week, there’s one question I guarantee he won’t answer: When will you start raising interest rates again? The Fed chairman may tell the …

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NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Canada’s Barrick Gold Corp. said Monday that it would buy copper miner Equinox Minerals Ltd. in a deal valued at C$7.3 billion, continuing the flurry of deal-making activity in the red-hot business of metals production. Barrick …

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NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — New York Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer never met a microphone he didn’t like. And he’s been prone to make some head-scratching statements. But the senior senator had it right Monday. He asked Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. …

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