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TransUnion rings NYSE opening bell

Transunion goes public
Transunion goes public

TransUnion rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, marking the start of the trading day and the credit reporting agency's first day on the market.

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The company, which provides consumer credit scores and data to individuals and businesses, celebrated its initial public offering. Shares will trade under the ticker symbol TRU.

For consumers, TransUnion scores help consumers manage their credit, while its historical data along with data from other sources help businesses manage risk, the company says on its website.

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TransUnion is the third-largest credit bureau in America, after Experian and Equifax.