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Dow Jones' New XML Feed

Dow Jones Newswires Launches Test Feed for Dow Jones NewsPlus

Thomson ONE Will Be the First Platform to Integrate Dow Jones' New XML Feed

New York, NY, USA. December 12, 2002

Dow Jones Newswires announced today that a test feed for Dow Jones NewsPlus, a new XML feed that will provide an interactive, convenient interface for Newswires' market-leading news, commentary and analysis, is now available to market-data vendors to integrate into their products for financial professionals.

Thomson Financial, a leading provider of information and technology solutions to the worldwide financial community, will be the first distributor to integrate Dow Jones NewsPlus into Thomson ONE, its open framework desktop application. The full Dow Jones NewsPlus XML feed is scheduled to be released by the end of the first quarter of 2003.

The first release of Dow Jones NewsPlus will be a major enhancement for Dow Jones News Service subscribers, available first to Thomson ONE customers. Dow Jones editors will select and rank the most critical, market-moving stories for Dow Jones NewsPlus, with summaries on the home page and links to the complete story and related information such as press releases, industry news and fundamental company data. The home page will also provide stock and bond market updates, direct links to critical topics like politics and economic indicators. The interface also highlights select features, such as columns, analysts' comments and DJ Market Talk. Users of the Thomson ONE platform will be able to access Dow Jones NewsPlus directly.

"A constant goal of Dow Jones Newswires is to make our content more accessible and useful, and Dow Jones NewsPlus is a major step in this process," said Paul Ingrassia, president, Dow Jones Newswires. "Thomson ONE and Dow Jones News Service subscribers will find that this new interface makes it easier to track the news that's most important to them and their clients."

"It's fitting that Dow Jones NewsPlus will debut on Thomson ONE," said Lou Eccleston, president of sales and trading, Thomson Financial. "Thomson ONE is a breakthrough solution suite that delivers a broad range of tailored integration offerings to customers who will be sure to appreciate the new time-saving, streamlined format of market-moving news on Dow Jones NewsPlus," said Mr. Eccleston.

Dow Jones Newswires is working with other distributors on integrating the new XML feed into their platforms. Dow Jones NewsPlus will eventually be available on a Web site hosted by Dow Jones. The feed is also flexible enough to support versions for other Dow Jones Newswires' products, integrate into other sites, and to create custom versions for large users with links to users' proprietary information.

About Dow Jones

Dow Jones Newswires ( provides real-time news for financial professionals in the equities, fixed-income, foreign exchange, and energy markets. The division also offers news for financial firms' Web sites and Dow Jones Newsletters' sector-specific content. In addition to Dow Jones Newswires, Dow Jones & Company (NYSE:DJ; publishes The Wall Street Journal and its international and online editions, Barron's and the Far Eastern Economic Review, Dow Jones Indexes and the Ottaway group of community newspapers. Dow Jones is co-owner with Reuters Group of Factiva, with Hearst of SmartMoney and with NBC of the CNBC television operations in Asia and Europe. Dow Jones also provides news content to CNBC and radio stations in the U.S.

About Thomson Financial

Thomson Financial ( is a US$1.6 billion provider of information and technology solutions to the worldwide financial community. Through the widest range of products and services in the industry, Thomson Financial helps clients in more than 70 countries make better decisions, be more productive and achieve superior results. Thomson Financial is part of The Thomson Corporation (, a leading provider of value-added information, software applications and tools to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate training and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. The Corporation reported 2001 revenues of US$7.2 billion and its common shares are listed on the Toronto stock exchange (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).


Dow Jones Newswires
Eva Rohrmann
Tel: +1 201/938-4623

Thomson Financial
Janice Addams
Tel: +1 646/822-2826

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