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Hearst Shutters SHOP Etc. And Weekend

Hearst announced last week that it was closing two magazines--SHOP Etc. and Weekend--citing a failure to meet expectations, coupled with a tough economy and challenging newsstand environment. SHOP Etc. will end after its October issue and Weekend after its September issue. Quick & Simple--another title in development that was introduced last year--is showing steady improvement, and Hearst says it will continue investing in that franchise.

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