Reuters' Teknekron Buy Probed For Fair Trade Issues

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The Federal Trade Commission has opted to investigate Reuters' planned acquisition of Teknekron Software Systems Inc. According to sources, the confidential inquiry by the FTC has thus far led it to be most concerned with competitors' fears that Reuters would bundle its market data feed pricing in with its data distribution system pricing. As part of the probe, FTC investigators have interviewed top and mid-level executives at a number of Reuters' competitors, including, but not limited to,