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Markets Right Now: Stocks give up an early gain, close lower

Jul. 19, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks gave up an early gain and are closing broadly lower, giving the market its first weekly loss after two weeks of gains. Indexes set record highs on Monday but then wobbled for the rest of the week. Traders...

Report: Newspaper chains Gannett, GateHouse in merger talks

Jul. 18, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the country's largest newspaper companies are in "advanced talks" to combine. That's according to a Wall Street Journal report that cites unidentified people familiar with the matter. The Journal says that Gannett Co., the owner of USA Today, and GateHouse Media, the owner of the...

Epstein story shows investigative journalism is thriving

Jul. 9, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Miami Herald's stories on sex trafficking charges against billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein illustrate a counter-intuitive trend: Investigative journalism is thriving as the news media industry struggles. In announcing new charges against Epstein 11 years after the financier...

Lakeway Publishers: No plans to close papers in bankruptcy

Jun. 21, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (AP) — Lakeway Publishers says it does not plan to close any newspapers as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy and restructuring. The company owns community newspapers and websites in Tennessee, Missouri and Virginia. They include the Citizen Tribune in Morristown, Tennessee. Lakeway filed...

A newspaper bucks layoff trend, and hopes readers respond

Jun. 19, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — These days, the news about local news seems relentlessly bad: Newsroom employment, down by nearly half over the past 15 years. Waves of layoffs continuing to hit both traditional newspaper chains and digital news startups. Cities and towns so denuded of coverage that they're...

MediaNews plans to cut 81 jobs at Reading Eagle

Jun. 19, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

The new owners of the Reading Eagle plan to lay off more than a third of the staff after they assume control of the 150-year-old newspaper and the company's other assets later this month. MediaNews Group stepped forward to buy the Reading Eagle Co. for $5 million after the family-owned company filed for...

New England newspaper owner fights to save local journalism

Jun. 19, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Berkshire Eagle has an expanded investigative team. There's a new 12-page lifestyle section for the Eagle's Sunday editions. There's a new monthly magazine focusing on the area's culinary and natural charms. There is an advisory board that includes cellist Yo-Yo Ma and...

New England newspaper owner fights to save local journalism

Jun. 19, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Berkshire Eagle has an expanded investigative team. There's a new 12-page lifestyle section for the Eagle's Sunday editions. There's a new monthly magazine focusing on the area's culinary and natural charms. There is an advisory board that includes cellist Yo-Yo Ma and...

States sue to stop $26.5 billion Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Jun. 11, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state attorneys general said the promised benefits, such as better networks in rural areas and faster service...

The Latest: States sue to stop $26.5B Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Jun. 11, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on T-Mobile-Sprint lawsuit (all times local): 12:25 p.m. A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California are filing a lawsuit to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state AGs say the merger would hurt competition and drive up...