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NTC Publishing sold

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Tribune Co., Chicago, will acquire NTC Publishing Group, Lincolnwood, Ill., a publisher of educational materials for the school and consumer markets, for $82 million. NTC's imprints include National Textbook Co., Passport Books, VGM Career Horizons, the Quilt Digest Press and NTC Business Books. The Tribune Education unit will combine NTC and Contemporary Books into a new company called NTC/Contemporary Publishing Co. It will be headed by Mark R. Pattis, current publisher and CEO of NTC.

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