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“The factors that attracted motor vehicle producers to Detroit a century ago – excellent access to resources and transport links, followed by local skills and specialist suppliers – are no longer competitive advantages in car-making nor, indeed, in other industries.” Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The Financial Times has carried an unusual number of obituaries and stories of terminal illness this summer. There was the bankruptcy of Detroit and t(...)

Reporters Bob Woodward (right) and Carl Bernstein, whose reporting of the Watergate case won a Pulitzer Prize, sit in the newsroom of the Washington Post on May 7th, 1973. Photograph: File/AP

I grew up with Watergate continuously in the background of my teen years.First there was the scandal itself – revealed in the now famous stories by Ca(...)

Amazon chief executive and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos. “If Mr Bezos can’t remember his pills, what hope is there of him remembering anything?” Photograph: J Emilio Flores/The New York Times

The vitamins-socks-wife combo was not quite Watergate but hints at something slightly creepy.When I heard Jeff Bezos had bought the Washington Post my(...)

The Washington Post’s $250 million (€187 million) price tag may have represented less than 1 per cent of new owner Jeff Bezos’s net worth, but that(...)

Jeff Bezos (left) with Donald Graham, chairman and chief executive officer of The Washington Post Co. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

The Washington Post wasn’t taking any chances. Devoting yesterday’s front page to the Graham family’s sale of the “flagship paper” to Amazon founder J(...)

The Washington Post Company’s headquarters in Washington. The company is to be sold to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos for $250 million. Photograph: Bloomberg

In late 2012, Donald E Graham, the chairman and chief executive of The Washington Post Company, met the newspaper’s publisher, Katharine Weymouth, to (...)

The sale of The Washington Post to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos marks the end of an era for the Graham family. Legendary publisher Katharine Graham became involved in  the company after her father bought it in 1933 at a bankruptcy auction.

In late 2012, Donald Graham, the chief executive of the Washington Post, met with the paper’s publisher, Katharine Weymouth, to look at the paper’s(...)

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The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest ecosystem, an area so vast and varied that it belies comprehensive understanding. Critical aspects of the(...)

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