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2010-09-30 09:43:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Following four months of modest but steady gains, the Dow Jones Economic Indicator (ESI) fell to 40.7 in September, down from 43.2 in August and its largest one-month drop since October 2008. And while the Indicator has historically declined in September, there are signs that the economic recovery is faltering with a sharp increase in negative economic stories during the last seven days of the month. "It could be the decline merely reflects a seasonal...

2010-09-29 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Through exclusive interviews, analysis driven by Dow Jones editors and presentations from 50 of the most promising start-ups pre-screened by leading venture capitalists and M&A executives, Dow Jones VentureWire FASTech, Nov. 3-4 in Redwood City, Calif., will assess the dynamics driving innovation and success in the technology industry. The two-day conference will feature incisive interviews with technology's top chief executive officers, innovators...

2010-08-09 08:15:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow Jones & Company has appointed David Chivers vice president, Factiva products. Mr. Chivers will have global responsibility for the strategy, development and management of the Dow Jones Factiva product portfolio and for Wall Street Journal Professional Edition offerings in the enterprise. In this newly created position, he will focus on expanding Factiva's leading market position by engaging with customers to elicit feedback that drives product...

2010-08-02 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online investing firm Scottrade has selected Dow Jones Adviser to provide its registered investment advisors (RIAs) the actionable market, investment and practice management news, commentary and analysis they need to better manage their businesses and their clients' portfolios. Dow Jones Adviser combines editorial content from The Wall Street Journal, Barron's and Dow Jones Newswires in one place with sophisticated functionality for search,...

2010-07-16 23:01:00

NEW YORK, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- According to statistics from Dow Jones VentureSource, venture investors put $7.7 billion to work in 744 deals for U.S.-based companies during the second quarter of 2010. This is the highest quarterly total for capital invested since $8.4 billion was put into 699 deals during the third quarter of 2008. "Fueled by investors' need to keep current portfolio companies funded and to begin investing from new funds, venture capital financing had a strong...

2010-07-01 06:00:00

NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- During the second quarter of 2010, 15 IPOs by venture-backed companies raised $899 million, up from three offerings which raised $232 million in the same period last year, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. Seventy-nine M&As raised $4.3 billion in the most recent quarter, a decrease in deal activity from the 82 M&As that netted $2.9 billion in the second quarter of 2009. "Venture-backed IPOs hitting double-digits for the first time since 2007 is...

2010-06-30 09:21:00

NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow Jones & Company's media relations tool, Dow Jones Media Relations Manager, was named a People's Choice Stevie Award winner in the media product category. For the second year in a row, the American Business Awards invited the general public to vote for their favorite new products of the year during their eighth annual Stevie Awards judging. More than 150,000 votes were cast by the general public and the winners were honored at the American Business...

2010-06-30 09:00:00

NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive month, the Dow Jones Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) rose modestly signaling an improving U.S. economy. For June, the ESI rose above 40 for the first time since 2008, hitting 40.3. The ESI is up slightly from 39.4 in May. The ESI is determined by in-depth analysis of national news coverage across 15 daily newspapers. Despite a drop in the U.S. National Unemployment Rate, coverage of the job market remained negative as...

2010-06-28 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow Jones has entered into an agreement with the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) to provide products and services in support of PRSA's public relations efforts and to deliver high-level thought leadership programming to the organization's 32,000 professional and student members nationwide over the next year. "Dow Jones's public relations tools are helping us pinpoint the right media targets for our outreach and easily share breaking news with...

2010-06-23 17:21:00

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling it a demonstration that "a clean energy future is both possible and profitable" and "groundbreaking in every sense of the word," U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez of New Jersey praised a Dow Jones & Company solar energy project at a groundbreaking ceremony in South Brunswick. The solar power system at Dow Jones' 200-acre corporate campus will total 4.1 megawatts when it is completed early next year. The system...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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