Cantor Stays Down For A Week; GOVPX, GovTrade Give Forced Free Trials

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When the World Trade Center blast crippled Cantor Fitzgerald L.P.'s government securities brokerage operation -- choking the flow of Treasury data to Dow Jones/Telerate -- rival data providers got the chance of a lifetime to wow a captive audience. Govpx Inc. and First Boston Corp.'s GovTrade rushed to provide their respective Treasury data free of charge over Bloomberg's, Knight-Ridder's, Reuters' and others' services during Cantor's outage.

Meanwhile, Telerate, without Cantor's input, scurr

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