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The New York Times reports that Barnes & Noble saw its same-store sales for the most recent quarter go up 4.6 percent - at least in part because of sales of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" erotic novel trilogy. Revenue was up 2.5 percent.

The retailer still saw a loss for the quarter of $41 million, but it was less than the $56.6 million it lost during the same period a year ago.
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