Nov 7 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
UK's WH Smith was mystery would-be buyer of Barnes & Noble on.ft.com/2APnt0m
German manufacturer to close two UK plants on.ft.com/2AS2Voh
UK must tighten regulation of Facebook, says data watchdog on.ft.com/2APtaLO
British books, newspaper and stationery seller WH Smith neared a deal to buy U.S. book store chain Barnes & Noble earlier this year, before withdrawing the offer in June.
German auto parts maker Schaeffler AG said on Tuesday it will shut two UK factories, adding that Britain's planned departure from the EU had been a factor.
Information commissioner Elizabeth Denham told MPs that the UK must tighten its regulation on Facebook Inc after the ICO investigated how the company leaked data to Cambridge Analytica.
Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom; Editing by Sandra Maler