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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Could Jeff Bezos buy the Seahawks? There is reportedly mutual interest with the NFL

A Washington Post story published early Thursday afternoon raised that possibility, stating that while the Seahawks are not currently for sale, Bezos “has expressed an interest in buying the Seahawks.”

Socialist Kshama Sawant declares victory in Seattle City Council race

Seattle’s socialist Councilmember Kshama Sawant declared victory Saturday after later vote tallies powered her dramatic comeback. She trailed by a large margin on election night before passing challenger Egan Orion …

DC’s free commuter paper ends run with shot at smart phones

Washington’s daily free commuter newspaper, Express, always prided itself on wit. The paper is published by The Washington Post and when Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos bought the Post in 2013, …

Froma Harrop: Privacy will belong to a new top 1 percent

We are well into the age of privacy haves and privacy have-nots. But privacy, it seems, remains one value that cannot be bought.

Kathleen Parker: Bezos v. Pecker: A complexifying situation

As stories go, the face-off between Jeff Bezos and David Pecker (paging Charles Dickens) has all the elements of a 21st-century battle royale between good and evil. Thank you, God.

Bezos probe concludes mistress’ brother was Enquirer source

Private investigators working for Jeff Bezos have concluded that the brother of the Amazon CEO’s mistress leaked the couple’s intimate text messages to the National Enquirer, a person familiar with …

Tabloid CEO’s lawyer denies Enquirer was trying to extort Bezos

The National Enquirer committed neither extortion nor blackmail by threatening to publish intimate photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, an attorney for the head of the tabloid’s parent company said …

National Enquirer says it will investigate Jeff Bezos’ extortion claims

The publisher of the National Enquirer said Friday it will look into claims of extortion and blackmail made by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who said the tabloid threatened to publish …

Amazon removes Nazi-themed items after complaints

Amazon says it has removed items with Nazi or white supremacist symbols from its website after criticism from advocacy groups.

Barbs for Jeff Bezos but Bill Gates largely admired in Seattle

The Seattle region is home to America’s two richest men, but their local legacies to date represent two very different eras for the city.

UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018

Amazon shareholder, former Spokane environmentalist urges Bezos to take an interest in Columbia River Treaty talks

The Columbia River Treaty got a mention at Amazon’s annual meeting. Former Spokane environmentalist John Osborn urged Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to take an interest in treaty negotiations at Wednesday’s …

Leader of German governing party backs Amazon protest

The new leader of one of Germany’s governing parties said she supports a protest against working conditions at Amazon during CEO Jeff Bezos’ visit to Berlin on Tuesday.

UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018

Trump goes after Amazon – again – over postal delivery

President Donald Trump is again attacking online retailer, calling its business deal with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages a money-losing agreement that hurts U.S. taxpayers. Federal regulators, …

Amazon shares slump after report that Trump seeking ways to go after company

For more than two years, President Donald Trump has lashed out at Amazon, its founder Jeff Bezos, and the Bezos-owned Washington Post.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017

Amazon’s veteran ranks swell past 17,500

Amazon says the number of veterans and military spouses in its workforce exceeds 17,500, putting the company well ahead of its goal of scooping up 25,000 people in the orbit …

Conor Sen: Few cities can handle an Amazon HQ

Amazon’s Request for Proposal narrows the list significantly in terms of the number of cities realistically able to bid for such a project.

Prime real estate: Amazon looks for 2nd headquarters

Amazon, bursting out of its Seattle headquarters, is hunting for a second home. Must haves: A prime location, close to transit, with plenty of space to grow.

UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017

Bezos surpasses Gates as world’s richest ahead of Amazon results

A surge in shares Thursday morning in advance of the online retailer’s earnings report has propelled founder Jeff Bezos past Bill Gates as the world’s richest person.

UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017

Bezos says artificial intelligence to fuel Amazon’s success Inc. is embracing artificial intelligence to deliver goods more quickly, enhance its voice-activated Alexa assistant and create new tools sold to others through its cloud-computing division, Chief Executive Officer …

As Amazon grows, Jeff Bezos ponders how to stave off decay

The expansion of’s empire might seem unstoppable, as the company adds tens of billions in revenue to its top line and tens of thousands of employees to its payroll …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 19, 2017

Amid boycott of Ivanka Trump-branded products, her perfume is a bestseller on Amazon

Ivanka Trump’s brand of clothing, shoes and accessories has been at the center of a tempest since her father was elected president. But on this past week, the brand …

Who are the 8 richest people? All men, mostly Americans

The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Most are American, with …

Bezos, Sandberg, Musk said to attend Trump tech summit Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will be among those attending President-elect Donald Trump’s gathering of technology industry leaders Wednesday in New York, people …

Amazon CEO hints at new, high-end Kindle CEO Jeff Bezos said that his company is about to debut a new version of the Kindle e-book reader.

Jeff Bezos company planning human test space flights by 2017

Private space travel company Blue Origin expects its first test flights with people in 2017, company founder Jeff Bezos said during a tour of the venture’s research and development site …

Amazon’s Bezos boosts R-74

OLYMPIA – A campaign to ratify same-sex marriage in Washington received $2.5 million from the founder of Washington United for Marriage, which is pushing approval of Referendum 74 on …