Poland Springs, Nestlé Waters Debut Ergonomic rPET Bottle

As depicted on its newly designed bottle, the source of Poland Spring® ORIGIN is surrounded by pine trees, hidden in the woods. Nestlé Waters says this brand is the first leading American premium bottled spring water that has been sustainably sourced from the White Cedar Spring in Maine. Beginning in April 2019, Poland Spring ORIGIN will bring this 100% natural spring water from Maine to people across the U.S. for the first time.
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Mondi Launches 2018 Report: Sustainable Packaging & Paper by Design

Mondi Group, a global leader in packaging and paper has today released its 2018 reporting suite Sustainable Packaging and Paper by Design, including its full Sustainable Development report and Integrated report and financial statements. The Sustainable Development report shows positive progress on climate change achieved through the introduction of biomass and recovery boilers in Mondi’s mills leading to 100% electricity self-sufficiency, with 64% of fuel from renewable sources. In total, there has been a 14.5% reduction in specific CO2e emissions against the 2014 commitment baseline, continuing the positive trend which shows a 38% reduction since 2004.
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Publishers Welcome 2019 USTR Special 301 Report Outlining Continuing Copyright Protection and Enforcement Concerns

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) welcomes today’s release of the 2019 Special 301 Report by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The Special 301 Report continues to be a critical tool for policymakers to identify and highlight barriers that impede the ability of U.S. copyright owners to successfully compete in foreign markets, including markets of importance to the publishing industry.
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2018 USTR Notorious Markets List Includes Problematic Sites Named by Publishers

The Association of American Publishers welcomes the announcement by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) of the 2018 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Report of Notorious Markets. The inclusion of problematic online and physical markets on the list encourages the market operators or responsible authorities in the countries associated with such markets to intensify efforts to combat piracy in their markets. The 2018 Notorious Markets List issued today by USTR includes online sites that continue to pose significant concerns for book and journal publishers.
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Oil Dip Insufficient to Halt Run of Weekly Gains

Oil prices fell on Friday as the market retreated slightly from its strongest bull run in at least a year amid efforts to resume Russian oil flows that were interrupted by contamination. The U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) benchmark is on track for its eighth successive weekly gain, the longest run since the first half of 2015. Brent crude, meanwhile, is poised for a fifth weekly gain, representing its best run for a year.
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Facebook Braces For Billions In FTC Fines

Overshadowing an otherwise strong first quarter, Facebook said on Wednesday it expects to be fined billions of dollars by the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC has been investigating Facebook since the Cambridge Analytica scandal erupted last year. Of particular interest to the FTC is whether the company violated a 2011 agreement it made regarding the sharing of user data.
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Kohl’s Steps Up Amazon Returns, Amazon Steps Into Your Garage

Kohl’s is stepping up its omnichannel game, expanding its partnership with Amazon, and will now accept Amazon returns at all its 1,100 locations. And Amazon just announced Key, a service for Prime members, which enables more secure deliveries by gaining access to customers’ garages. In classic “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” thinking, Kohl’s first began teaming up with Amazon in 2017. The in-store Amazon returns desks, currently operating in just 100 stores in Milwaukee, Los Angeles and Chicago, cheerfully accept unpackaged returns, no boxes or labels required, for free.
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UPS Announces First Quarter Earnings

UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced first-quarter 2019 earnings strengthened by higher-quality revenue and benefits from investments in its global network. First-quarter adjusted results exclude a pre-tax charge of $123 million, or $0.11 per share after tax, due to Transformation-related charges. These projects will create efficiencies across the enterprise and produce higher-quality revenue growth.
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