Selling a Sneak Peek at Consumer Data Is Good Business

The New York Attorney General wrongly pushed the wire service to abolish a popular product on the grounds that it somehow "undermines fair play."

In most businesses, it's normal to charge more for superior products and offer discounts for less valuable ones. Airlines now sell you the "privilege" of early boarding. So it makes sense that Thomson Reuters Corp., which sells financial information, releases certain data on a tiered schedule.

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