Contrary to a report from Businessworld that was carried by the Dow Jones wire (IMD, October 21), Merrill Lynch is not selling its stake in Bloomberg. The brokerage may sell a small portion of its holdings, but will remain a major shareholder for a long time to come, according to a Bloomberg source.

London-based MAID, an online business information service that carries data from broker analysts and S&P Comstock, is making noises about expanding into the real-time market to compete with Reuters

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The Cusip lawsuit: A love story

With possibly three years before the semblance of a verdict is reached in the ongoing class action lawsuit against Cusip Global Services and its affiliates, Reb wonders what exactly is so captivating about the ordeal.

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