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  • Amazon is paying unhappy workers to quit

    Quitters wanted: Unhappy with your job? Feeling unproductive? Take $5,000 and go. At least, that's what Amazon.com Inc. is offering its warehouse employees. In a letter to shareholders this week, Chief Executive Jeffrey Bezos outlined the details of a...
  • What makes Forbes' world's richest people rich? Tech, hedge funds and ... Nutella

    Forbes' "world's richest people" list was unveiled today, ranking the wealthiest billionaires on the planet. Topping the list was Microsoft founder Bill Gates, reclaiming the No. 1 spot from Mexico's telecom magnate Carlos Slim Helu (Gates' net worth...
  • Warren Buffett Buys Miami TV Station WPLG from Graham Holdings Co.

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has set an agreement to acquire Miami ABC affiliate WPLG from Graham Holdings Co. in a stock-swap deal valued at $1.1 billion. Deal calls for Berkshire to swap 1.6 million shares that it owns in Graham Holdings Co. for...
  • George Packer on his new Amazon story in the New Yorker

    Amazon is good for online shoppers, but is it good for books? That's what George Packer asks in this week's New Yorker, in a long article that looks at the online retailer as disruptor. Amazon can be difficult to write about -- the company would not...
  • Advice for Microsoft's New CEO: Avoid Banality

    As Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella has a big decision to make. He must figure out whether he wants to have the kind of public persona that's meant to connect with consumers or lead from the shadows where he's operated for the past 22 years at the...
  • Can impulse buys beat online piracy and save newspapers?

    Here's an assumption underlying many a Big Idea online: If you make it easier for people to act on their impulses in a way that benefits your business, they will. A good example of this is Comcast's reported anti-piracy initiative. And my hunch is...
  • Jeff Bezos' hobby: Scavenging NASA debris from the ocean floor

    Jeff Bezos' hobby: Scavenging NASA debris from the ocean floor
    When not running Amazon, what does CEO Jeff Bezos do? Go looking for NASA's garbage. On Friday, Bezos confirmed that his team had retrieved the Apollo 11 No. 5 engine from the ocean floor on a mission in March. That was what they had hoped, but with the...
  • After decades of belief, this is the year I lost faith in '60 Minutes,' CNN

    This is a column I have put off for weeks, because it makes me sad to write it. And ultimately, it begs an answer, which I am not sure I have. But with the year ending, I can no longer avoid it. After decades of writing about television and media, this...
  • After Bezos purchase, Sulzberger says N.Y. Times 'is not for sale'

    After Bezos purchase, Sulzberger says N.Y. Times 'is not for sale'
    Don't expect a surprise announcement by the Sulzberger family about selling the New York Times any time soon. After Amazon.com billionaire Jeffrey Bezos announced he was buying the family-owned Washington Post this week, Times publisher Arthur...
  • Chinese magnate says he wants to buy New York Times

    A spotlight-loving Chinese business mogul said Tuesday that he wanted to expand his empire into media by purchasing the New York Times. Chen Guangbiao, who made his fortune recycling material from torn-down buildings, said he plans to discuss the...
  • Amazon's Jeff Bezos buys the Washington Post in $250-million deal

    In a surprise move, Amazon founder and Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has agreed to buy the Washington Post and other properties for $250 million. The deal is being made by Bezos alone, without involvement from Seattle-based Amazon. Donald Graham,...