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Fact Book 2009/2010
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies Reports 43.2%
    Increase in Fourth Quarter EPS (Jan 26) More
  • McGraw-Hill Increases Dividend; Will Resume
    Share Repurchase Program (Jan 20) More

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