After a tough 2018, a Bezos scoop and cash boost National Enquirer


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By Claire Atkinson

National Enquirer, the staple of the supermarket checkout stand, had a tough 2018. Its parent company, American Media Inc., was pinched by growing debt and declining readership. The close relationship between the company’s CEO and President Donald Trump led to a federal investigation into the magazine’s dealings with Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer and fixer.

But with the magazine’s latest scoop on the marital life of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and an announcement from American Media that it raised $460 million to refinance its debt, the publication has suddenly regained its footing in the world of celebrity gossip.

On Wednesday morning, Bezos tweeted that he and his wife, MacKenzie, were



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