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Mar 31, 1996

A Positive Event

TRW may have spun off its credit-reporting business but it's held on to a stake in the new company and a seat on its board

I always thought of TRW Inc as an ogre company, the one that snoops into my private financial affairs and sells that information to whomever will pay. It is one of the three leading credit-reporting agencies in the US, and one that is regularly hauled up in front of Congress to talk about whether it is guilty of invading the privacy of Americans. Little did I realise - like plenty of other Americans, I suspect - that credit-reporting is only a small part of TRW's business, accounting for less

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