Your Weekend Reading: Backlash Over the Alleged Bezos Blackmail
It’s been a crazy few days for Jeff Bezos. The Amazon chief published a blog post alleging the publisher of the National Enquirer tried to blackmail him with embarrassing photos. Now federal prosecutors are reviewing the tabloid’s handling of its story about his extramarital affair to determine if the company violated a non-prosecution deal. Bloomberg Opinion’s Tim O’Brien says the National Enquirer picked the wrong man to bully.
What you’ll want to read this weekend
Diamond glass could make your phone’s screen almost unbreakable. Its inventor says the FBI enlisted him in a sting operation after Huawei tried to steal his secrets.
We gathered ideas from the Right, Left and across the Atlantic on how to mend the U.S. economy. Here are seven potential fixes.
Vladimir Putin has a plan to make Russia worth living in again. He’s spending billions of dollars to keep people from moving to Moscow.
Ketamine could be the key to reversing America’s rising suicide rate. A version of the infamous club drug is expected to be approved next month.
Valentine’s Day is upon is. Still working out where to take your sweetie? From Miami to Milan, we’ve got you covered.
What you’ll need to know next week
- Amy Klobuchar is to announce whether she’s running for president.
- Top Trump administration officials head to Beijing for trade talks.
- Another shutdown is looming, but negotiators are closer to a deal.
- Earnings are coming: Nestle, Coca-Cola, Credit Suisse and Airbus.
- The Grammy Awards will be handed out Sunday in Los Angeles.
What you’ll want to read in Businessweek
Spend this year’s bonus like it’s your last. Worried the economy is going to tank? We went out and got some advice from lifestyle experts, finance bosses and Hollywood influencers on how to spend your bonus in a way you won’t regret. Get ready to splurge on a Portuguese castle, a case of old Chartreuse or an original Bach orchestral manuscript.
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