Press: Bad Dispatch for U.P.I.

Bad Dispatch for U.P.I.

In the last year that United Press International made money, Lyndon Johnson was in the White House and the Beatles' A Hard Day's Night was climbing the 1964 record charts. Last week brought more bad news for the second largest U.S. wire service, which emerged from bankruptcy proceedings last June when it was bought by Mexican Newspaper Publisher Mario Vazquez Rana. The New York Times revealed that on Dec. 31 it would cancel its basic contract with U.P.I. (The Times still wants to use the wire's photo service.) Estimated cost of the dropped service: close to $1 million a year. The...

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