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Washington Post to merge business news into front section

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  • Washington Post to combine business section with front page
  • No staffing changes will be made as result of change, spokeswoman says
  • Washington Post has daily readership of about 622,000
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From Devon Sayers
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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Washington Post announced Friday that it will drop its business section as a separate part of the paper at the end of the month.

The paper said readers of the printed version will find financial news within the "A" section of the paper, starting March 30.

"The move reflects the centrality of economic news, as well as the increasing overlap of political and economic events, in today's world," executive editor Marcus Brauchli said in a prepared release provided to CNN.

No staffing changes are expected as a result of the change, according to Kris Coratti, a spokeswoman for the paper.

The Post, one of the oldest newspapers in Washington, has a daily readership of about 622,000, according to its Web site.

The paper's parent company, The Washington Post Company, reported fourth quarter net income of $18.8 million, or $2.01 per share. The stock closed Friday down 2.99 percent at $344.34.

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