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ON BALANCE

Of the myriad companies reporting their second quarter results this week, did anyone have bad news? It seems like revenues went up across the board: Reuters (12 percent for the first half), Thomson Financial (six percent) and Interactive Data Corp. (eight percent).

It is worthwhile looking at what drove those gains. Reuters, for example, benefited from the Telerate acquisition—though that will turn negative in the second half of the year—as well as a price increase and stronger revenue from r