Knight Ridder was an American media company, specializing in newspaper, wire service and Internet publishing. It was formed by a merger of companies started by Herman Ridder and Charles Landon Knight.
The company was bought by The McClatchy Company in 2006.
Commodities News Service ("CNS") was a wire service focused on commodities markets begun by Ridder in 1961. It later became part of Knight-Ridder when Knight and Ridder merged in 1974.
CNS and United Press International (UPI) form Unicom newswire in 1976, which they bought out UPI's 50% in 1983.
In 1984, CNS changed its name to Knight Ridder Financial News, or KRFN. In 1996, Knight Ridder sold Knight Ridder Financial to Global Financial, whose products included Bridge Information Systems and Market Vision.
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