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‘The milkman model’: Big brand names try reusable containers

A new shopping platform announced Thursday at the World Economic Forum aims to change the way we buy many brand-name products. “Loop” would do away with disposable containers for things like food, shampoo, laundry detergent and diapers from some of the world’s biggest manufacturers.

Opponents of Macedonia name change cheer low voter turnout

A referendum on changing the nation of Macedonia’s name to North Macedonia to pave the way for NATO membership attracted tepid voter participation Sunday, a blow to the prime minister who negotiated the deal and hoped for a strong message of support.

Weight Watchers slims its name down to WW

Weight Watchers is its dropping its brand name in exchange for something slimmer: “WW.” The company says the new logo – coupled with the tagline “Wellness that Works” – puts an emphasis on overall health and well-being, with less of a concerted focus on counting calories and shedding pounds.

Tronc completes LA Times sale, may change corporate name

Tronc completed its $500 million sale of the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune to biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong on Monday, ushering in a new era for both the Chicago-based newspaper chain and its former California holdings.

Northern light: Macedonia makes name change deal with Greece

Greece and Macedonia reached an agreement Tuesday to end a bitter 27-year name dispute that had kept the smaller and younger country out of international institutions such as NATO, the two countries’ prime ministers announced.