Times To Target Traders With News? Bombshell's A Dud

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The New York Times? Targeting bond traders with an electronic news service? Say it ain't so.

It ain't so. Keen-eyed, and market-data industry savvy, readers of the Wall Street Journal raised an eyebrow two weeks ago when they read an article concerning the New York Times Co.'s effort to regain control of the electronic database of news originated by the paper of record. In a set of comments attributed to Times Co. president Lance Primis, the Journal reported that the Times was considering usi