That’s a lot of quarters! Newsstand price of New York Times increasing to $2.50

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In a “To Our Readers” blurb on the front of the New York Times:

“On Jan. 2, the Monday-Saturday newsstand price of The Times will increase from $2.00 to $2.50. The Sunday newsstand price will be unchanged. Home delivery prices will go up by 20 cents to 60 cents per week, depending on location and the days of delivery.”

In other words, a Times reader will have to have ten quarters in their pocket to purchase a single copy of the newspaper.

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