Third-Party Vendors Prepare To Deliver Platt's Services

VENDOR STRATEGIES

Continuing its strategy of expanding distribution of Platt's services, the McGraw-Hill Cos. have inked a deal with Knight-Ridder Financial for Platt's Global Alert as well as other Platt's services. Meanwhile, Bloomberg is also gearing up to offer Platt's as an optional service to its users and Dow Jones Telerate is close to signing a final contract for the services as well. Platt's is the commodities division of Standard & Poor's, which is a division of the McGraw-Hill Cos.

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