Advance lays off 60 at NJ, Pa. papers

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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 12:00 am

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Advance Publications Inc. said Wednesday that it is laying off 60 employees at newspapers it owns in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including 34 at New Jersey's largest newspaper, the Star-Ledger of Newark.

Star-Ledger Publisher Richard Vezza said the layoffs were the result of a weak economy and an advertising downturn made worse by Superstorm Sandy.

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