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Longtime labor journalist John Moody dies in NJ

Longtime journalist John Moody, who covered organized labor, business issues, dies in NJ at 95 By The Associated Press

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) ' John P. Moody, a longtime journalist who won praise for his coverage of organized labor and business issues, has died. He was 95.

His son says Moody died Saturday of natural causes in Ridgewood, N.J.

Moody worked for The Associated Press and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette during his nearly 30-year career. He reported on many of the most important labor industry stories, ranging from coal and steel strikes to the slaying of United Mine Workers presidential candidate Joseph Yablonski in 1969.

Moody also covered part of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's visit to the U.S. in 1959.

A World War II Army veteran, Moody worked for the Cumberland News after his discharge. He moved to Pittsburgh in 1950 to work for the AP, then joined the Post-Gazette in 1968.

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