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2011-07-07 08:00:00

CHICAGO, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Barchart.com, Inc., a leading provider of market data and information, today announced the launch of a powerful new financial tool available for free through Barchart's website (www.barchart.com), named Barchart Market Pages. Market Pages gives users the freedom to customize and manage their own set of pages within www.barchart.com. Users of Market Pages have the flexibility to organize and display market-focused content in a layout that is most...

2009-11-04 13:25:39

Those oft-maligned, and highly embellished, graphs and charts in USA Today and other media outlets may actually help people understand data more effectively than traditional graphs, according to new research from North Carolina State University. Newspapers and magazines often embellish charts or graphs to draw attention to them or to highlight information. Some experts describe these graphic embellishments as "chart junk," which they argue detracts from a graph or chart's effectiveness. So,...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.