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Washington Post Co. Changes Its Name to Graham Holdings Company

The Washington Post Company has opted not to change its its name, per Washington City Paper's advice, to Graham's Crackers or the Post-Post Co., instead going with the more humdrum Graham Holdings Company.

When Jeff Bezos purchased the Washington Post newspaper for $250 million in August, the Graham family's Washington Post Company—whose remaining media properties include Slate, Foreign Policy, and various TV stations—was given 60 days to change its name. The company also owns a hospice-care provider, the test-prep and for-profit education firm Kaplan, and a company that manufactures industrial boilers.

The new moniker, according to a press release on Washington Post Company letterhead, will go into effect Nov. 29.

Illustration by Jandos Rothstein.

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