CNNfn revamps programming, axes jobs


CNNfn is scaling back some of its financial news in favor of more
personal-finance programming and axing some jobs.

On March 10, CNNfn is launching a new midday show, The FlipSide, with an
emphasis on personal finance, anchored by Kathleen Hays. It replaces Half
Time Reports
, which Hays also hosted.

As a result of the changes, the network said, a small number of support and production
staffers have been cut -- about 2 precent of 300 New York employees.

Afternoon markets show Street Sweep is being cut back from two hours
to one hour from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST.

Other changes include moving Money and Markets back one hour to 4 p.m.
EST and The Biz a half-hour earlier at 12:30 p.m.