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Jeff Bezos gets a $50 million bonus for buying the Washington Post

Washington Post announcing its own sale.

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos isn’t paying $250 million simply for the Washington Post, its website, and a handful of smaller publications. He’s also getting an unusual financial asset: an extra dollop of the Post’s flush pension plan.

Lobbyists turn on the juice

Original publication date: 
Sunday, May 2, 1999 (All day)

Nobody knows how to throw a party like the electric industry -- especially for lawmakers.

From Las Vegas golf outings and January's $21,500 Electric Swamp Boogie, to quiet dinners and chartered flights for Razorback ballgames, the electric industry pulled out the stops to court legislators in the battle over deregulation.

Salaries, Perks & Pensions!

Original publication date: 
Thursday, July 31, 2003 (All day)
 Sounds like the latest game show, doesn't it?

Dell’s Buyout Fate Still Hinges Mostly on Icahn

Original publication date: 
Monday, July 22, 2013 - 15:41

Just two days out from Dell’s new deadline for counting votes on its founder’s proposed buyout, the company’s fate appears t

Recent Ex-Senators Find Soft Landings on Corporate Boards

Original publication date: 
Monday, June 24, 2013 - 15:18

Departing senators are finding that the life of an ex-lawmaker can be lucrative. In recent months, several have found spots in corporate boardroom, even if they have no direct business experience in the industries wooing them.

Estimating Ackman’s Odds of Success at His Next Target

The hedge fund manager William A. Ackman would have a pretty good shot at agitating for change at a company like ADT, according to an analysis. A company like FedEx would be a harder target.
Original publication date: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 14:32

As the activist investor William A. Ackman hunts for his next target, a favorite guessing game on Wall Street is to see what company he will pick next to agitate for change.

Zynga has given its new CEO big incentives to sell the company

don mattrick zynga ceo

US social-gaming company Zynga hasn’t just given its new chief executive a pay package worth as much as $100 million over five years. It has also structured the package in a way that could encourage him to try to sell the company sooner rather than later.

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