Amazon still not selling Macmillan books

Amazon.com continued to withhold sales of books published by Macmillan, the result of a pricing dispute that helped knock shares in the online retailer down more than 5 percent. Amazon.com Inc. told customers in one of its online forums Sunday that it would have to "capitulate" to Macmillan's demand that it charge more than current prices for digital editions on Amazon's Kindle e-reader.

Sony Pictures to lay off 450 as DVD sales sink

Sony Pictures Entertainment is laying off about 450 people mostly in the United States and leaving 100 positions unfilled in order to cut costs and cope with declining DVD sales. The movie studio is a subsidiary of Japan's Sony Corp. The layoffs represent about a 6.5 percent reduction in the 6,800-strong workforce at Sony Pictures.

Wal-Mart to end sales of used video games

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it no longer sells used video games from self-service kiosks inside its stores, a move that could benefit video-game retailer GameStop Corp. A Wal-Mart spokeswoman said America's largest retailer is removing game rental kiosks from inside 80 Wal-Mart stores. The kiosks were supplied by e-Play LLC as part of a pilot program.

Associated Press, Yahoo renew licensing deal

The Associated Press has signed a licensing deal with Yahoo Inc. that gives the news cooperative a steady stream of revenue at a time when less money is flowing in from newspapers and broadcasters. The announcement by both companies didn't disclose the financial terms of the agreement, which allows Yahoo to continue posting AP content on its site.

FAA seeks $2.5 million fine for American Eagle

Federal regulators are proposing a penalty of nearly $2.5 million against American Eagle, a sister carrier of American Airlines, for not making sure crews had accurate information about the weight of baggage on dozens of flights. The Federal Aviation Administration announced the penalty Monday.

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