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BUZZ-Thomson Reuters hits record on report London Stock Exchange in talks to buy Refinitiv

** U.S.-listed shares of Thomson Reuters Corp hit record high of $70.12 after Financial Times reports https://www.ft.com/content/ddf40314-afc6-11e9-8030-530adfa879c2 that London Stock Exchange is in talks to combine with Refinitiv

** TRI last up 3.9% at $70.09. Trading volume 2.6x 10-DMA

** Refinitiv, now a standalone business, is the former Financial & Risk unit of Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters, controlled by Canada's Thomson family, sold a 55% stake in the business, which provides data and news primarily to financial customers, to private equity firm Blackstone Group LP

** YTD TRI up 45.0%