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  • Amazon founder Bezos to buy Washington Post

     Amazon founder Bezos to buy Washington Post
    Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos will buy The Washington Post for $250 million in a surprise deal that ends the Graham family's 80-year ownership and hands one of the country's most influential publications to the tech entrepreneur. Bezos, hailed by...
  • Proposed Baltimore warehouse fits Amazon's growth

    Proposed Baltimore warehouse fits Amazon's growth
    The huge warehouse planned for Southeast Baltimore fits the profile of online retailer Amazon's rapidly expanding distribution network, according to shipping industry analysts. The 1 million-square-foot facility is so big it only makes sense for a...
  • Baltimore City Paper up for sale

    Baltimore City Paper up for sale
    The owner of the Baltimore City Paper said Monday that it's looking to sell as it focuses on the media market closer to its Pennsylvania base. Times-Shamrock Communications, based in Scranton, said it is marketing all five of its alternative weeklies...
  • Christopher Wright, teacher

    Christopher Wright, teacher
    Christopher Adam Wright, a teacher and former restaurant worker, died of an aneurysm Aug. 27 in Bogota, Colombia, where he was working as an English teacher. The former Mount Vernon resident was 40. Born in Towson, he was the son of John T. Wright, a...
  • Gift card sales booming during the holidays

    Gift card sales booming during the holidays
    Cheryl Knauer has a restaurant gift card in mind for her in-laws, a massage gift card planned for another family member and intends to pick up cards in smaller dollar amounts to Chick-fil-A and Starbucks for kids' stockings and teachers' gifts. The...
  • Online sales tax bill should be improved, and passed

    Online sales tax bill should be improved, and passed
    The U.S. Senate recently passed a bill that would allow states to require Internet retailers to collect sales taxes on behalf of local governments. This bill has flaws, but they could be fixed in the House. It should be passed. I don't like the idea...
  • Baltimore author Justin Sirois' next chapter: TV pilot, new book

    Baltimore author Justin Sirois' next chapter: TV pilot, new book
    Last summer, Baltimore writer Justin Sirois was mentally and physically exhausted, and his work was to blame. The 34-year-old's debut novel, 2012's "Falcons on the Floor," attempted to humanize Fallujah's bloody war scene. "The Last Book of Baghdad,"...
  • Small banks, credit unions try to lure customers with rewards program

    Small banks, credit unions try to lure customers with rewards program
    Most checking accounts pay little or no interest, and fewer and fewer are free. But at Patapsco Bank in Dundalk, checking customers can earn about 2 percent a year in a free account or choose cash back or even iTunes rewards. And members of Money One...
  • Search traffic glancing at Xbox, still focused heavily on the Oklahoma tornado

    Search traffic glancing at Xbox, still focused heavily on the Oklahoma tornado
    Amazon's hosting service has been approved for government use, a formerly obscure math lecturer has received hard-won praise for an incredible accomplishment, and Oklahoma City is working to dig out from a devastating tornado. Welcome to your online...
  • Best and worst gifts for teachers

    Best and worst gifts for teachers
    Every good teacher deserves a gift — rare tokens of appreciation for their hard work. But, Andrea Segovia, third-grade teacher at Ashburton Elementary School in Bethesda, was a little concerned when she unwrapped an expensive-looking necklace...
  • Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock: Cary Crocker finds his tiny photo subjects in nearby nature

    If someone asked you to describe the Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock region, how would you do so? Would you mention the main thoroughfares, such as Routes 32 and 99? Or perhaps the schools, the neighborhoods, and the Waverly Woods Village Center?...
  • Promises of more slush, horse racing and a rap battle

    Promises of more slush, horse racing and a rap battle
    Right now, Twitter and Google users around Baltimore are looking toward both a potentially slushy weekend and the new year beyond, according to those sites' metrics. Meanwhile, Philadelphia rappers Meek and Cassidy have continued their fake fight in...