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Washington Post Company

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Template:Infobox Company The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO (http://www.nyse.com/about/listed/lcddata.html?ticker=WPO))is an American media company, best known for owning the newspaper it is named after, The Washington Post, and Newsweek magazine. It also owns or partly owns a number of television stations, Web sites, cable-television companies, and Kaplan, a company that provides educational and testing material.

The Washington Post Company history dates back to 1877, when the Post was first published, although the company was only incorporated in 1947, and went public in 1971. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C.. Apart from the family of Katharine Graham, Berkshire Hathaway is also a substantial shareholder.

In the first quarter of 2005, the company had revenue of $833.9 million, up from $759.0 million the previous year.

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