Companies yank cord on residential phone books (AP)

This photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, shows Emily Goodmann sitting with a small stack of phone books at the Northwestern University Library in Evanston, Ill. Goodmann is a doctoral student who is doing her dissertation on the history of the telephone book. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)AP – What’s black and white and read all over? Not the white pages, which is why regulators have begun granting telecommunications companies the go-ahead to stop mass-printing residential phone books, a musty fixture of Americans’ kitchen counters, refrigerator tops and junk drawers.

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