The Sunday Business section of the LAT is two pages thinner starting today. Certain stocks and mutual funds will no longer be included in the end-of-week stock tables, the paper says in a note to readers:
The change is being made to cut newsprint costs. The smallest companies on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will be eliminated from the listings, as will mutual funds with the lowest asset values.
In addition, the tables will no longer list preferred shares or show the weekly high and low prices for stocks.
Info on the eliminated stocks can still be found at the Times website, and of course through several other online sources. The section still carries five pages of agate. With so many places to get stock details these days, is it still important for a newspaper to devote five pages to listings every Sunday?