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Nov 29, 2013

IRS rules on nonprofits foster debate on advocacy groups in politics

For the first time since 1959, American nonprofit advocacy groups face new Internal Revenue Service rules governing their political activities, an area of the tax code that has been crying out for greater clarity. A proposed regulation unveiled Tuesday by the Treasury Department draws ...

Can Amazon's Bezos save the newspaper business?

| Aug 7, 2013

Can Amazon's Bezos save the newspaper business?

Amazon.com founder Jeffrey Bezos’ purchase of The Washington Post promises not just an ownership change for the 135-year-old institution but a potential transformation of the fusty mechanics of the newspaper business. It remains to be seen whether the experiences of an Internet behemoth can ...

Purchase harks back to age of newspaper titans

| Aug 6, 2013

Purchase harks back to age of newspaper titans

The Graham family’s decision to sell The Washington Post to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos underscores the re-emergence of wealthy individuals at the helm of major metro dailies as newspapers seek a refuge from the battering they have experienced on Wall Street. The news of ...