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USA Today has inched ahead of The Wall Street Journal in circulation, making it the nation's largest daily newspaper for the first time, according to a report issued Nov. 10 by the Audit Bureau of Circulations.
Overall newspaper circulation was down 0.7 percent in the six months ending Sept. 30. Small papers showed larger circulation losses on average, but seven of the 10 largest papers showed gains. USA Today sold an average of 1,758,477 copies daily in the six-month period, up 1.1 percent. The Wall Street Journal sold an average 1,752,693 copies, up 0.7 percent.
Richard Tofel, a spokesman for Dow Jones & Co., which owns the Journal, said the Audit Bureau …