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Thursday’s business headlines

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Here’s a look at Thursday’s business headlines.

General Mills

A major company is expanding its parental leave.

General Mills will include longer maternity and pternity benefits.

Effective Jan. 1, birth mothers will get 18 to 20 weeks of paid leave.

Fathers will get 12 weeks.

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KFC

KFC will pay you to name your baby Harland.

If you are pregnant and your baby is born on Sept. 9, KFC might give you $11,000 for your child’s college fund.

But the baby has to be named Harland after Colonel Harland Sanders.

UPS

UPS launched Ware2GO, a new new Atlanta-based tech company spun out of the business that is focused on matching warehouse space with small-to-medium merchants that want to ship their goods to consumers ASAP.

The idea is to help merchants position their goods closer to customers without doing all the research to find a good match.

Brown Foreman

Liquor company Brown-Foreman is planning to raise prices in many European markets because of increased costs from tariffs.

The company has already hiked prices in a handful of locations. But it held off on increases throughout Eurpoe on hopes that trade tensions would improve and because of high competition in the liquor market.

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