Bloomberg bars reporters from client log-in data

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By RYAN NAKASHIMA, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Financial data and news company Bloomberg LP said Friday that it had cut off its journalists' access to client log-in data on the company's ubiquitous trading information terminals after Goldman Sachs complained about the matter last month.

A person familiar with the matter said Goldman Sachs became concerned about outside access after a Bloomberg reporter, investigating what she thought was the departure of a Goldman employee, told the securities firm that the employee had not logged into a Bloomberg terminal for a number of weeks.

The person was not authorized to speak publicly and did so on condition of anonymity.

A Bloomberg spokeswoman said that "limited customer relationship data" had long been available to its reporters, but decided to disable it after receiving the complaint.

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