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Washington Post Co. Is No More

It’s official. The Washington Post Company announced Monday that they will be changing their name to Graham Holdings Company to reflect the sale of it’s most well known asset to Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos. The name change will take effect November 29th, according to a company press release.

Along with WaPo, Bezos also took El Tiempo, Express, the suburban Washington Gazette weeklies and 23 acres of undeveloped land in Maryland off the Graham family’s hands, according to Post reporter Debbi Wilogren.

Graham Holdings Company (NYSE ticker symbol GHC) still owns the Kaplan education company, the Slate Group of magazines and websites, several television stations, and a Pheonix-based cable provider, among other assets.

 

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