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Chairman Sees Substantial Losses at Post in 2009

The Washington Post will follow a money-losing 2008 by losing "substantial money" in 2009 and will continue to cut costs, Post Co. Chairman Donald E. Graham said in a letter to shareholders atop the company's annual report released today. The Post Co. newspaper division -- which is dominated by the...

By Terri Rupar | March 25, 2009; 01:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Graham Joins Facebook Board

Washington Post Co. Chairman Donald E. Graham is joining the board of directors of Facebook next month, the social-networking site announced today. Graham, who currently has 1,315 Facebook friends, joins Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist Jim Breyer, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. "Don Graham understands...

By Terri Rupar | December 11, 2008; 04:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

Newsweek Offers More Buyouts, to Cut 10 Jobs

This item was reposted from The Ticker blog on Economy Watch. Newsweek magazine, which is owned by The Washington Post Co., told employees today that the magazine is extending early-retirement, or "buyout," packages offered earlier this year and will lay off 10 employees. Newsweek, like all news weekly magazines, has...

By Terri Rupar | December 11, 2008; 02:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Morning Brief: Inauguration Frenzy Hits Washington

Some visitors coming to Washington for President-elect Barrack Obama's inauguration are getting caught up in a frenzy in which thousands of people have come out of the woodwork to make a quick buck by offering their houses for rent. But the arrangements -- with deals being brokered largely between amateurs,...

By Alejandro Lazo | November 20, 2008; 09:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Post Co. Outlines Plan For Newsroom Buyouts

By Frank Ahrens New Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth announced the terms of the previously announced employee buyouts today and said that because of the tough times in the newspaper industry, "I am sorry to say that we cannot rule out layoffs." The paper said last month it would offer...

By Dan Beyers | March 12, 2008; 12:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Xerox Chief Joining Washington Post Co. Board

The Washington Post Co. today named Xerox chairman and chief executive Anne M. Mulcahy to its board, expanding the number of company directors to 11. Mulcahy, who has run Xerox since 2001, also serves as a director at discount retailer Target and financial services giant Citigroup. (See company statement.) The...

By Mike Shepard | January 17, 2008; 01:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Government Inc. Joins The Blog Parade

Washington Post staff writer Robert O'Harrow is rolling out a new blog that offers an inside look at the world of government contracting. He's calling it Government Inc. This is how he introduced his subject today: Dear Reader, In launching this new relationship with you, Government Inc. would like to...

By Dan Beyers | July 10, 2007; 01:28 PM ET | Comments (2)

Washingtonpost.com's New Small Biz Blog

Washingtonpost.com is launching a new small business blog today, called, what else? Small Business on washingtonpost.com. Sharon McLoone explains that her blog will offer an inside look at small businesses and their challenges and opportunities. She'll talk to experts who can help small businesses (from start-ups to well-established) navigate today's...

By Dan Beyers | July 10, 2007; 11:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
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