With $1.3 Billion and No Pink Paper, Pearson Goes Back to School

Bundles of the Financial Times newspaper sit at a John Menzies Plc distribution center in London, on July 23,.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

With its sale of the Financial Times and efforts to offload its half-interest in The Economist, Pearson Plc is exiting a troubled industry to expand in one that’s struggling to grow.

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