Birmingham News cuts stock listings in half
If you had Birmingham, Ala., in the pool for what city would see their newspaper cut its stock listings first in 2007, then you’re today’s winner.
A short story in Wednesday’s paper stated that beginning Thursday, “The listings for stocks and mutual funds, currently spread over two pages, will be reduced to one page. More readers are getting their stock quotes and mutual fund prices off the Internet, often just minutes after the market closes.
“The News’ Money section will continue to list daily prices for more than 800 stocks and 900 funds, generally for the most active stocks and largest funds based on asset size. And we’ll continue to run stocks and funds requested by readers. To make a request, call the Stock Request Line at 325-3474, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or a fax to 325-3282.
“Complete stock listings are available at www.al.com/stocks.
“Reducing our stock listings to one page will allow us to expand the amount of space we devote to business news coverage, particularly technology-related news.”
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