Equifax Doubles Profits

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ATLANTA - (02/04/05) -- Credit bureau Equifax Inc. saidfourth quarter earnings doubled to $57.5 million, or 45 cents ashare, based on a 12% rise in revenues, to $328 million. For thequarter: North American information services saw a 13% increaserevenues, while personal solutions increased revenues by 25%; andEuropean revenue climbed by 17%. For the full year, revenue rose 5%to $1.3 billion, while net income soared 42% to $234.7 million, or$1.76 a share.

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