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Changes Inside Today's Post

Monday, March 30, 2009

Starting today, The Post is making some changes in how we organize our news and feature sections.

A-SECTION

> The A-section has been updated and expanded to include economy and business coverage. You will see new section designations, design enhancements and other changes that will make the newspaper easier to navigate.

On A2, we are introducing an index of the day's headlines and the most popular stories on The Post's Web site. We're also moving Dana Milbank's Washington Sketch and Chris Cillizza's Monday Fix columns to the page. Joe Davidson's Federal Diary will join other Fed Page features in the back of the section.

BUSINESS

> All of our economic and business coverage will now appear in the A-section. We are introducing a daily Washington Business page (today, A12), which replaces the weekly section. Washington Business will be part of our Economy & Business coverage in the A-section Tuesday through Saturday, which includes a new stock-data page to replace our daily stock-price listings.

On Sundays, Business will remain a stand-alone section featuring personal-finance coverage and a full list of stock prices. Readers wanting up-to-the-minute quotes on stock prices and other investing tools can find that information at http://washingtonpost.com/markets.

Also at http://washingtonpost.com/business, The Post is launching a new Economy & Business section, featuring breaking news and enterprise on the economic crisis, columnists, blogs, and expanded market data.

STYLE

> In Style, a selection of comic strips moves from the newspaper to the Web. As a result, Pooch Cafe, Piranha Club, Little Dog Lost, Zippy the Pinhead, Brevity and Judge Parker will no longer run in the print edition. Dilbert, which was in Business, will return to the daily comics pages. Style also will relocate Saturday's Ask Amy column to Mondays.

The Tribune crossword and other features that alternated with that puzzle will no longer appear in Style. The daily Stickelers puzzle also will no longer be in our print edition. We have consolidated our comics onto two pages. As a result, some of your favorite comics may have moved to a new location on those pages.

You can find the six comics no longer in the print edition at http://washingtonpost.com/comics and more games and puzzles online at http://washingtonpost.com/crosswords. The Chess column is also moving to the Web site.

CHAT

Managing Editors Raju Narisetti and Elizabeth Spayd will be online to discuss the changes today at noon at http://washingtonpost.com/discussions.

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