About Dow Jones Newswires:

Dow Jones Newswires is the world's leading independent, real-time financial news provider. It delivers more than 7,000 items daily covering economic, financial and market-moving political news from around the world. Founded in 1882, Dow Jones Newswires has more than 700 real-time editors and reporters. It also draws on Dow Jones & Company's network of more than 1,600 business and financial journalists — more business reporters than any other news organization in the world. Available through Reuters, Bloomberg, Thomson, FirstQuote, Moneyline and other financial information service providers and on the Internet at www.dowjonesnews.com. Dow Jones Newswires supplies tailor-made news packages to many leading Internet sites, including bank and brokerage web sites, electronic exchanges, corporate intranets and business information services. Dow Jones Newswires is published by Dow Jones & Company (NYSE; dj; www.dj.com). Dow Jones & Company publishes The Wall Street Journal and its international and online editions, Barron's and SmartMoney magazines and other periodicals, Dow Jones Indexes and the Ottaway group of community newspapers. Dow Jones is co-owner with Reuters Group of Factiva, 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.