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Portfolio.com: The Reader’s Digest Index

Taking inspiration from the Harper’s Magazine signature feature, Portfolio.com has produced the Reader’s Digest Index, following yesterday’s news that the US magazine is filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Here are a few of the most pertinent Reader’s Digest facts, as reported by Portfolio:

  • Current debt: $1.6 billion.
  • Amount of interest payment owed today: $27 million.
  • Number of US employees let go in 2009: 300.
  • Chapter by which its parent company is filing to protect itself: 11.
  • Percentage it hopes to reduce its debt: 75.

Full ‘index’ at this link…

ReadWriteWeb: Harper’s Index goes online

From the ReadWriteWeb (via Martin Stabe) “Harper’s Index, the most thought provoking fun you’ll find on one printed page, is turning 25 years old.”

Harper’s Magazine, launched in 1850 and the Index ‘is the first page that many readers skip to in each issue’, according the RWW.

“To celebrate the Index’s anniversary, Harper’s has put the full index of biting trivia one-liners up on its website for searching and reposting on Twitter.”

And you can follow Harper’s on Twitter too, they’re @harpers.

Full post at this link…