SAP'S Rising At Bloomberg: CMO Research, Energy News, Portable Terminal On Offer

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Bloomberg L.P. continues to build proprietary news and research product lines, reducing its dependence on outside suppliers. Recent acquisitions include Lakewood, N.J.-based Petroleum Publishing Co., producer of Petroflash and the Oil Buyers Guide, and Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc.'s Fixed Income Research Analytics CMO database and software.

Bloomberg has also acquired Jonathan Fram, former president of Infotechnology Inc.'s Institutional Research Network Inc. (IRN) subsidiary. IRN is a private