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Uncle Ben's Rice to Change Name to Ben's Original [Video]

Uncle Ben's Rice to Change Name to Ben's Original

The 70-year-old product's name change was revealed by Mars Incorporated on Wednesday.

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Financial Focus for Sept. 23 [Video]

Financial Focus for Sept. 23

In today's Financial Focus, we have a check of the stock market and the stocks with ties to Las Vegas. Uncle Ben's branded rice products will be changed to Ben's Original after the company said it was..

Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas     Duration: 01:07Published
Uncle Ben's Rice Undergoes A Makeover And Gets A New name [Video]

Uncle Ben's Rice Undergoes A Makeover And Gets A New name

Uncle Ben's rice products is getting a make over. Mars will change the name from Uncle Ben's to Ben's Original. According to CNN, the company is also dropping the long-used logo. The transition from..

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Mars drops Uncle Ben's, reveals new name for rice brand

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Mars drops Uncle Ben’s brand for promoting racial stereotype

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Uncle Ben's, other brands, under review after Aunt Jemima announcement

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