News Services Die After Brief Life At McGraw-Hill


Once regarded as the centerpiece of the company's foray into the electronic information business, McGraw-Hill Inc.'s fledgling electronic news services, McGraw-Hill News and Standard & Poor's News Service, have become the latest victims of the company's efforts to buoy up its bottom line.

The business news services, designed to compete with Dow Jones & Co. and Reuters Holdings PLC, were abruptly discontinued on Friday, Feb. 2. Standard & Poor's News Service, aimed primarily at brokers, had b

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