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    Revenue for the first quarter ended August 31 inched up 0.3%, to $191.2 million, over the first period of fiscal 2015 at Scholastic. The net loss increased to $49.4 million from $34.1 million a year ago.

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    Total revenue at Barnes & Noble fell 1.5% in the first quarter ended August 1, 2015, to $1.2 billion, compared to last year’s first period and the net loss increased to $34.9 million from $28.4 million.

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    Sales rose 16.2%, to 1.70 billion euros, and earnings increased 30.2% at Penguin Random House in the first half of 2015 over the same period in 2014.

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