Under Private Label, S&P To Use A-T As Strategic Platform

VENDOR STRATEGIES

McGraw-Hill Inc.'s S&P Comstock late last month completed a five-year private-label deal with A-T Financial Information Inc. Under the agreement, S&P Comstock will use A-T's Microsoft Corp. Windows-based data distribution system as what looks likely to become a strategic platform for a variety of S&P's information products, including S&P Marketscope, MMS International's forex and bond commentary and, of course, Comstock data.

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