Jeff Bezos, owner of The Washington Post and said to be the world's richest man, has accused the gossip-mongering National Enquirer of attempted extortion and revealed details from his own extramarital affair rather than allowing the Enquirer to smear him with them.
After a report that Amazon was rethinking its plan to locate a new headquarters in New York City, the developers of Port Covington in South Baltimore brushed off their rejected proposal to the online retailing giant.
Amazon’s move to boost its U.S. workers’ minimum wage to $15 per hour next month could put pressure on large retailers and other employers to follow with similar increases, especially amid a tight labor market where job openings often outnumber applicants.
How can we convince our business leaders, whose talent and wealth could do so much good, to embrace their civic responsibility? With American society and much of the world experiencing record levels of wealth inequality, this is one of the most important ethical challenges of our time.
The Democratic candidates for governor who took part in a forum at the University of Baltimore Tuesday managed to steer clear of the urban mythology that characterized previous events, but some of them made statements that stretched the truth.
Gov. Larry Hogan, Rep. Andy Harris and other elected leaders toured Amazon's 1.15 million square-foot fulfillment center in Cecil County, which employs more than 1,000 people in the northeastern region, for its grand opening Friday.
Toy store chain Toys 'R' Us is planning to sell or close all 800 of its U.S. stores, affecting as many as 33,000 jobs as the company winds down its operations. The retailer operates nine Toys ‘R’ Us stores and six Babies “R” Us stores in the Baltimore region.
I can't let the week in media and politics end without commenting on Team Clinton going down to New Orleans, opening the coffin and taking the stake out of the heart of James Carville, the Count Dracula of attack spin doctors.
Tribune is just the latest multimedia news company to split up its broadcasting and publishing assets, joining Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. and E.W. Scripps, which completed such a spinoff just last week. Such separation is gaining momentum as traditional media seek to adapt to the fast-evolving digital landscape.
Maryland did not win Federal Aviation Administration recognition as a test site for drones, but still could be involved in federal research on how the unmanned aircraft may safely be flown in U.S. airspace.
With Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buying the Washington Post and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar putting up $250 milllion for a project featuring journalist Glenn Greenwald, it is starting to feel as tech billionaires might be just the folks to save journalism.
Chick-fil-A has reaped both complaints and kudos in the past for contributions made to organizations battling same-sex marriage, but they paled in comparison to the social-media-fueled uproar that followed comments by the fast-food chain's president.