9. -- Barnes & Noble ( BKS) shares jumped more than 24% on Thursday to $22.08 on a report that Microsoft (MSFT) wants to buy B&N's Nook e-book division outright and may be willing to pay $1 billion for it. 10. -- McDonald's ( MCD) plans to cut the Angus burger from its menu because of high beef prices. -- Written by Joseph Woelfel >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Joseph Woelfel >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.