Well, I can't quite believe this one, but it's from the venerable and usually well informed Richard Knoppow on the F32 list:
"My contact at Kodak has informed me that Kodak has discontinued all B&W paper. The official announcement will be made later today. Kodak will continue to manufacture B&W film and chemicals."
I'd like to hope it's yet another misunderstandign of one of Kodak's announcements about some kind of downsizing