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Amazon.com, Inc. Rumors

amlogo.gifIs Amazon.com, Inc. looking to build? According to TheStreet.com, the bookseller won’t comment on financial blogger rumors about a mysterious filing: “The online retailer received a patent earlier this week for a mini-building design that has sent rumbles throughout the retail world — or, more specifically, on several online financial blogs — of a possible brick-and-mortar business venture by the company.”

GalleyCat has been tracking the stock performance of the major companies that influence the bookselling business. We created this chart with eight publicly-traded publishing stocks hand-picked by GalleyCat readers–including company name, symbol, current stock price, and price increase or decrease at week’s close.

The McGraw-Hill Co. MHP 30.09 -0.06
Books-A-Million, Inc. BAMM 7.03 0.05
Borders Group, Inc. BGP 2.67 0.18
Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN 77.99 0.34
Barnes & Noble, Inc. BKS 24.71 0.01
Wiley John & Sons Inc. JW.A 31.61 0.47
Scholastic Corporation SCHL 19.6 0.11
News Corporation NWS 11.23 0.23

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