Circulation Report: ‘Vogue’ Down, ‘Ladies’ Home Journal’ Up

MEDIA
O, The Oprah Magazine, Teen Vogue, and Vogue saw their circulations slip during the first part of the year, while Esquire, Vanity Fair, and Ladies' Home Journal were the big gainers. [Portfolio]
• Katie Couric is heading to Denver and St. Paul: The news anchor will be in charge of CBS News' political-convention coverage this summer. [Broadcasting & Cable]
• Chris Matthews is considering running for Senate, but he won't discuss it with the media. "I have a job to do and to do completely," Matthews wrote in an e-mail to a reporter. "I can't get involved in a piece that distracts from what I've spent more than twenty years getting prepared to do well." [Patriot News]

FINANCE
• Is Goldman Sachs going to go on a deposit-taking bank shopping spree? [DealBook/NYT]
• It might not be the New York Yankees versus the Boston Red Sox, but Blackstone versus KKR is still a rivalry worth watching. [WSJ]
• Meanwhile, KKR hoped its IPO would value the company at $26 billion. Instead, the company's poor timing might place the buyout shop around the $19 billion mark. [NYP]

REAL ESTATE
• Discount chain Costco wants to set up shop on the Upper West Side, but residents are trying to block the outlet from moving in. [NYS]
• Was the Soho Mews world tour a smashing success? Listing prices were just jacked up, especially for Penthouse E, which is now $11.55 million. [Curbed]
• The Gowanus hotel district continues to grow. [Brownstoner]

LAW
• Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and a tapestry of other law firms will be advising KKR in its IPO. [AM Law Daily]
• Last year was a great year to get a law-school diploma: Nearly 92 percent of graduates have a job, the highest reported figure in twenty years. But don't expect the same outlook for 2008. [Law.com]
• Conflicting views between in-house lawyers and their private-practice counterparts led JPMorgan to stop using one of its key firms, Linklaters. [Law.com]