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Thomson Reuters Laying Off 240 Across Legal Publishing Division

Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI) is laying off 240 staffers at its legal publishing division, Dow Jones reported. The company’s legal division includes research sites like West, FindLaw and Carswell, as well as attorney software provider Elite. The layoffs will be in North America.

The staff reduction comes a day after Thomson Reuters announced the hiring of former BusinessWeek editor-in-chief Stephen J. Adler as SVP and editorial director of the news service