Thomson Fine Tunes Global Focus, Plans to Shed Majority of Print Business

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BOSTON--Thomson Financial announced plans to sell business units within its banking and insurance and investment marketing groups, which include most of its financial publications. The divestiture, says Thomson Financial president Patrick Tierney, will allow the firm to focus on products that serve its core global markets.

He says Thomson Financial wants to continue to "move up the value chain" by providing analytics in addition to content, by integrating that content with broader customer sy