The Numbers Game

ON BALANCE

This week brings a virtual avalanche of quarterly results. The two biggest stories—which both capture a spot on our front page—involve Reuters and Thomson Financial. Both also offer further evidence of the market’s recovery.

For its part, Reuters reported that its rate of revenue decline has once again slowed, as previously forecast. Officials expect the decline to slow further through the next two quarters. That surely put Reuters executives in a good mood for their summer party, which follo

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