It's a new kind of stock split, The Wall Street Journal reported in March: Financial tables are disappearing from a number of newspapers.
As the industry's ad slump continues, large and small papers are cutting back or eliminating the listings, which have been a staple of news pages for a century.
The problem with the financial listings is that the columns of tiny type fill page after page of expensive newsprint and yet rarely draw ads.
This year, Tribune Co.'s Newsday, on Long Island, N.Y., dropped 1,000 stocks and 1,000 mutual funds from its daily listings. Advance Publications Inc.'s Plain Dealer in Cleveland cut 1,250 stocks and 1,200 mutual …