The New York Times Co. said its April sales dropped 2.2% in its print groups. Ad revenue fell 3.6% ad total revenue fell to $303 million from $309 in 2006. Ad revenue for the media group dropped due
to weakness in auto, drugs, and retail. The New England group fell 3.3%. The only plus: Internet ad sales in all three groups--print, media, New England--climbed nearly 16%.