Coated Groundwood as We Head into Catalog Season

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The soft Demand in 2014 has a chance to rebound during Catalog season, but Postal increases and weak GDP numbers threaten a big Fall. This is the first July 1 without a price increase announced on Coated Groundwood in a few years (although there was mixed success with these increases). The NewPage-Verso merger (which might take care of the over-supply situation) continues to be in limbo as analysts are becoming more dubious it will happen but progress is made with shareholders.