For Better or Worse... Consolidation's a Bitch

Just as new roommates can shed their former leases and save money by pooling resources on a single, bigger lease, a merged company like Thomson Reuters has a wealth of savings to be made from co-habiting-a predicted $500 million per year, to be precise-or in practical terms, from rationalizing the functions that support two businesses into a single operation.

But there are also other savings to be made from moving in together-no longer two gas and electric bills, while that expensive cable bi