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.


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