Magazines: No Solution at Curtis

Without comment, Curtis Publishing Co. last week released some statistical bad news: its nine-month report. The figures showed that through September, Curtis had an operating loss of $8,000,000-a deficit substantial enough to assure the publishing house its fourth straight year in the red. To add to its troubles, there is the editorial rebellion that for more than a month has occupied the attention of the Curtis board.

As if all that were not enough, Curtis management is also embroiled in a suit brought by a minority stockholder who has charged that stock-option plans and some top management salaries are an...

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