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Coated Groundwood Demand Soft

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Demand continues to be soft in 2014 due to weak advertising and magazine circulation as well as reduced Catalog circulation due to Postal increases. Prices have stabilized after seeing 6 months of decreases. A lack of imported paper has not offset the reduction in Demand. An attempt to announce an increase by some mills was not supported by most. The NewPage-Verso merger (which might take care of the over-supply situation) continues to be on hold as Verso cannot get bondholders to accept their offers.