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Markets Dive on Weak Retail Sales - Washington Post
The blue-chip Dow Jones industrial average closed down 2.2 percent, or 184 points, while the broader Standard & Poor's 500-stock index fell 2.7 percent, or more than 24 points. The tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 3 percent, or nearly 52 points....
WORLD FOREX:Yen Rallies, New Safe Haven After Weak US Data - Wall Street Journal
By Riva Froymovich Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--The yen rallied against the euro and dollar Wednesday as caution returned following weeks of aggressive gains in riskier currencies. A disappointing US retail sales report,...
paidContent.org - Dow Jones Writers Get Served New Twitter ... - Washington Post
That's just what Dow Jones (NYSE: NWS) has done; writers at the WSJ, Newswires and MarketWatch all received a new list of rules for "professional conduct" spelling out how they should (and shouldn't) be using social and business networking sites....
MARKET SNAPSHOT: Health Care Carries S&P 500 Profits; Doubts Remain - CNNMoney.com
After sliding as much as 200 points, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) finished at 8284.89, off 184.22 points, or 2.2%. The S&P 500 Index (SPX) shed 24.43 points, or 2.7%, to 883.92, while the Nasdaq Composite (RIXF) declined 51.73 points, or 3%,...
Brazil Stocks Plummet 3.3%, Close Below 48700 Pts - Wall Street Journal
By Jeff Fick Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES RIO DE JANEIRO (Dow Jones)--Brazilian blue-chip shares closed lower for the third consecutive session Wednesday as investors bailed out of emerging-market investments and hopes for a quick rebound in the global...
DEALWATCH: Dealing With The New DOJ - Wall Street Journal
By Lisa Lee NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--The new emphasis on antitrust enforcement by President Barack Obama's administration is a sharp reversal of the Bush-era free-market philosophy. It will influence the growth ambitions of some perceived monopolies like...
Brazil Petrobras CFO: No Plans For Equity Issue - Wall Street Journal
RIO DE JANEIRO (Dow Jones)--Brazilian state-run energy giant Petrobras (PBR) has no plans to issue shares in the short term, but oil prices and the company's investment plans will be the determining factor in the future, CFO Almir Barbassa said...
Asian Shares Drop; Stronger Yen Hits Japan Exporters - Wall Street Journal
SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)--Asian shares stumbled Thursday after a downbeat session on Wall Street and amid concerns about the health of the US consumer, with exporter shares dented in Tokyo by a rising yen and mining shares sold further in Sydney....
US Stock Markets Mixed at Closing - Washington Post
By Alejandro Lazo Investors bought up shares of blue-chip stocks this afternoon, lifting up the Dow Jones industrial average, but broader indexes closed in the red during a mixed trading session on Wall Street. The Dow closed up 0.8 percent,...
FDA: Promotional Materials For Sanofi's Taxotere Misleading - Wall Street Journal
By Jared A. Favole Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--The Food and Drug Administration wants Sanofi-Aventis SA (SNY) to stop distributing certain promotional material for its breast cancer drug, Taxotere, saying the material misleadingly...

Dow Jones Indexes

Dow Jones Indexes (DJI) was formed in 1997 as an entity within Dow Jones & Co. It produces, maintains, licenses and markets indexes as benchmarks and as the basis of investible products such as exchange traded funds (ETFs), mutual funds and structured products. The company currently has employees in 18 cities worldwide, including Princeton, NJ, New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Frankfurt, Zurich, Paris, Madrid, Stockholm, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Mexico City, Sao Paolo, Santiago and Dubai (its latest office).

Dow Jones is owned by News Corp.

Its best known index is the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which was created in 1896. The oldest index in use is the Dow Jones Transportation Index, which was made in 1882 by Charles Dow, founder of The Wall Street Journal.

Dow Jones Indexes is probably the biggest index provider in the world, with over 130,000 indexes (though a lot of these are not used by many people). Most are equity (stock) indexes, but also fixed-income, commodity and other alternative asset class indexes. Dow Jones Indexes is co-owner of the Dow Jones STOXX Indexes, the world’s leading pan-European indexes. Together with Wilshire Associates, they provide the information that makes the Dow Jones Wilshire Global Index family (anchored by the Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 and covers more than 60 countries and 12,000 securities). Dow Jones Indexes says that all its products are maintained according to clear, unbiased and systematic methodologies that are fully integrated within index families.

DJI has faith-based and socially responsible investing (SRI) indexes - a relatively new trend in investing. In 1999, it launched the world’s first Islamic index: The Dow Jones Islamic Market (DJIM) indexes. Today, it is considered a leader in this growing market. DJI opened an office in Dubai in April 2008 to expand its presence in the Gulf region.

Dow Jones Indexes and SAM Group, a pioneer in sustainability investing, launched the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes in 1999. They are global indexes that track performance of sustainability-driven companies around the world. There are currently 70 DJSI licensees held by asset managers in 16 countries to manage a variety of financial products, including active and passive funds, certificates and segregated accounts.

DJI partnered with AIG to create the Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index. It tracks trades on futures contracts for physical commodities, like energy (petroleum, gas), precious metals (gold, silver), industrial metals (zinc, copper), grains (corn, wheat), livestock (pork bellies), among others. They are traded in a variety of currencies.

The Dow Jones Select Dividend Indexes reflects the performance of leading dividend-yielding stocks. It includes global and regional indexes. It was DJI’s first fundamentals-driven index.

In March 2008, Chicago Climate Exchange, Inc. (CCX), the world’s first and North America’s only voluntary, legally binding integrated greenhouse gas emissions reduction, registry and trading system announced that Dow Jones Indexes and SAM Indexes had granted CCX a license for the Dow Jones Sustainability World (DJSI World) and Dow Jones Sustainability North America Indexes (DJSI North America). The contracts are listed on CCX’s wholly – owned subsidiary Chicago Climate Futures Exchange (CCFE), the world’s leading environmental derivatives exchange. They trade emissions credits and DJI makes the indexes that are based on them.

In July 2008, DJI partnered with Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) to develop the Dow Jones Brookfield Infrastructure Indexes. This index series was designed to serve as benchmarks of companies that own and operate key infrastructure assets, like toll roads, pipelines and ports.

Dow Jones Indexes launches an average of one index or index family per week. It often creates an index for a specific event (Dow Jones 2008 Summer Games Index, launched December 2007) or very specific market (Dow Jones Luxury Index, launched June 2008) or very small market (Dow Jones Cyprus Titans 10 Index). It could cooperate with other entities to create a custom index (Barron’s 400 Index, launched September 2007).

Indexes are popular benchmarks for pension funds looking to minimize risk and market exposure. In July 2007, Dow Jones Indexes and Wilshire Associates announced that Iowa Peace officers Retirement System has adopted the Dow Jones Wilshire Index Family, including the Dow Jones Wilshire 5000sm, to benchmark its equity investment portfolio.

In August 2008, News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch announced a new worldwide benchmark index – the Global Dow. It will be comprised of 150 stocks around the world that will include large companies in established markets, but also rising stars in emerging markets as well as companies specializing in new technologies. Murdoch made the announcement in Mumbai, India, emphasizing its global outlook.

Dow Jones Industrial Average historical data (along with several other major indexes, such as Transports, Utilities, Global Dow, Dow 10) is now avaialable on new website: www.djaverages.com. This is place for researchers on market history. All free.

April 2006 - Dow Jones Indexes won Failaka Islamic Fund Awards 2005 for the Best Contribution to Growth & Development of Islamic Funds.

November 2006 - Dow Jones Indexes was named "Index Provider of the Year, Asia" by the U.K. based magazine Structured Products and based on the votes of an independent judging panel. The award recognizes Dow Jones Indexes’ work in the index field.

December 2007 - Dow Jones Indexes won the “Best Islamic Index Provider” category of the inaugural Master of Islamic Finance Awards by Terrapin Ltd. The award recognized the wide market acceptance of the Dow Jones Islamic Market Index series and Dow Jones Indexes’ leadership and commitment to providing benchmarks for Shari’ah-compliant stocks and bonds.

June 2008 - Dow Jones Indexes was named the “Most Innovative ETF Index Provider of 2007” for the Americas at the 4th annual Global ETF Awards hosted by Exchangetradedfunds.com. Dow Jones Indexes won on the basis of unique index offerings such as the Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes and Dow Jones – AIG Commodity Indexes.

June 2008 - Dow Jones Indexes won two awards for its Dow Jones Islamic Market Index Family. Global Finance magazine named the global index provider "Best Shari'ah – Compliant Index Provider". The award will be conferred during an awards ceremony on October 13, 2008 at the National Press Center in Washington. Furthermore, Dow Jones Indexes received the "Global Recognition for a Financial Institution Award". The award was presented at the International Islamic Finance Forum in Dubai.

December 2008 - Named “Most Outstanding Islamic Index Provider of the Year” at the 5th KLIFF Islamic Finance Awards 2008 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

January 2009- named the "Best Islamic Index Provider" by Islamic Finance News. The selection was made by a record 1,502 Islamic finance professionals worldwide.

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Dow Jones Corporate Governance

Dow Jones Corporate Governance is a newsletter from Dow Jones that covers corporate governance topics ranging from governance conflicts that are still unsettled in corporate law, to proxy contests to shareholder activism. Executive compensation is also frequently covered by CG.

Initially published with articles already written for Dow Jones Newswires, CG started publishing original content in May 2004, just after the fallout from several high-profile corporate scandals and amid increased nationwide attention toward the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Tiffany Kary, formerly of Dow Jones Newswires, is the top reporter for CG, which is still part of Newswires and is published once every two weeks. CG counts companies, lawyers and investors among its subscribers. The subscription-based newsletter costs $2,340 per year for single users.

Besides Kary's original articles, the publication still culls content from its Newswires reporters, and features guest columns and Q&A's, with the interviewer almost always being Kary.

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Dow Jones News/Retrieval

Dow Jones News/Retrieval was an early online service offered by Dow Jones & Company beginning in the 1980s. It focused on financial information offering access to securities prices including quotes on stocks, bonds, options and mutual funds as well as a news data base with items culled from The Wall Street Journal, Barron's and other sources.

Additionally, it provided access to articles from The New York Times, Westlaw, movie reviews and other non-financial services.

Fees for using the service were relatively expensive. It cost $30 to subscribe followed by a $12 annual membership fee. Additionally, prime-rime usage charges were $2.30 per minute and after-hours access was 44 cents a minute for basic services and general information, and $1.76 a minute for detailed reports such as S.E.C. filings. "Blue Chip" and "Executive" discount plans were available for users who spent a lot of time on the service.

The service was renamed Dow Jones Interactive in the late 1990s, and later merged into Factiva.

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