D & B Sale Of Interactive Data To Pearson Expected

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Dun & Bradstreet Corp. appears close to announcing the sale of its Interactive Data Services Inc. unit (IDSI) to U.K.-based Pearson PLC, which owns the Financial Times and Extel Financial Ltd. In varying degrees, Dun & Bradstreet has been attempting to offload IDSI for the past five years. But the degree of certainty with which sources now anticipate the deal with Pearson suggests that this time it's for real.

IDSI, formerly known as Interactive Data Corp.(or IDC), is a provider of real-time

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