Reuters Offers 100-Day News Retrieval Via North American Quote Vendors

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Reuters Holdings PLC has added an equities-oriented 100-day retrieval system to the line of news services it distributes via North American market data vendors. The move reverses Reuters' long-standing policy of making its historical databases available only to users of its own data-delivery platforms.

The reversal signals Reuters' acceptance that the North American retail brokerage market isn't as lucrative as it once appeared. Reuters has opted to compete with Dow Jones & Co.'s franchise as