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November 18, 1987

Dun & Bradstreet Corp. will withdraw its bid for Information Resources Inc. in view of governmental opposition. The New York-based business information company said the Federal Trade Commission advised it that the commission had decided to oppose the merger, agreed to in August, on grounds that a combination of the marketing resources of the two companies would cut competition in the area of providing trends on consumer buying habits. Chicago-based Informational Resources provides information on consumer buying.

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