TRW's credit reporting business, which it agreed to spin off to an investment group last week after years of losing market share, should thrive under its new majority owners, analysts say.

TRW Information Systems & Services Inc., which sells real estate marketing information and credit reports on consumers and businesses, had been seen as a stepchild of a corporate parent that concentrates on the automotive, space, and defense markets. Rumors of a sale had circulated for at least three years.

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