That Slim loan was so expensive and so bad the Slimes had no choice but to pay it off. They have no long term debt because no reputable bank will take on the risk. That's why Slim entered the picture in the first place with his scheister loan. Readership is drying up. Their working capital is over valued and obsolete.Advertising rates should be falling in tandem with the readership diaspora. The brand name is tarnished and now seen as a propaganda rag. Got WMD's? .
In what reality do you reside where the NYT brand name is "tarnished?" The Iraqi invasion was 9 years ago, get over it. Or do you forget that EVERY PAPER was onboard with that fiasco? Paper circulations may be down, but that's more than compensated for the increase in digital subscriptions, which have been increasing every quarter since the paywall was put up, and cost less to produce than print. Not sure how you interpret that as "readership is drying up," especially when it's the third most read paper in the U.S. behind WSJ and USA Today. Print advertising is falling across the entire industry, that's not simply a NYT issue.