The Press: Stock-Market Racing Form

Like most conglomerates, Media General, Inc. has been concentrating on acquisitions. It has picked up the Newark Evening News and four smaller papers to add to its original pair in Richmond. Now it is taking a new tack, creating rather than buying a paper. Crammed with charts and up-to-the-minute analyses of 3,250 stocks, the 72 pages of Media General Financial Daily consist almost entirely of figures. They amount to a sort of stock-market racing form. The price: a dollar a day.

In the past five weeks, Media General has sent sample copies...

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