New York paper cutting Sunday biz section

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The Middletown Times Herald-Record in New York is dropping its Sunday business section and replacing it with other sections, and is also bringing back printed stock listings.

A story on its website states, “On that day, the newspaper will introduce two new sections. ‘Business Matters’ will provide vital guidance for business owners and managers from experts including Charlene Finerty and advisers from the Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center.

“The section will also feature news of business openings and expansions, hirings and promotions and upcoming events. These features will be complemented by new “lifestyle” classified advertising categories targeted to small businesses, from mom-and-pop stores to bookkeepers.

“Feb. 6 will also mark the debut of a jobs-themed classified section, a meeting place for employers and job seekers.

“Readers will find news of hiring trends, and columns offering advice on job-search techniques. The section will pair these stories with employment-oriented classified ads, providing one-stop shopping for hiring managers and job hunters alike.

“The Sunday Balance section will be discontinued following the Feb. 5 edition, with some lifestyle features moving to the community pages, and financial and legal advice moving to the daily business sections.

“Also during the week of Feb. 6, the Record will reintroduce daily stock listings.”

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