Dow Jones launches news feed for traders

Dow Jones & Co., the parent of the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and Marketwatch, is launching a new elementized news feed that will deliver computer-readable news directly into quantitative analysis models and automated trading programs. In other words, stock and bond traders will be able to make trades almost instantly based on news stories. A […]

When biz magazines forecast the market

Forbes.com columnist Gary Weiss writes on his blog about the absurdity of business magazines Barron’s and BusinessWeek — where Weiss used to work — attempting to forecast where the market is going. Weiss wrote, “Even though I had two excellent editors, both doctors of economics, to guide my prose, I simply felt that I was […]

No progress in Dow Jones talks

The union that represents business journalists at The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and Marketwatch reported that negotiations on Wednesday did not result in any progress toward a new contract. In an updated posted on its web site, the Independent Association of Publishers Employees wrote, “Two weeks ago, we presented the company’s negotiators with detailed new […]

New Dow Jones chairman talks

M. Peter McPherson, the incomg chairman of the board at Dow Jones, the parent company of the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and Marketwatch, talked to the Michigan State University paper, The State News, about his new duties. McPherson is the former president of the university. Here are some excerpts: The State News: President McPherson, what […]

Outgoing Dow Jones chairman gets $1.6 million in stock

Dow Jones & Co., the parent of The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and Marketwatch, filed an 8-K late Friday that disclosed it was giving outgoing chairman Peter Kann $1.6 million in stock, the Associated Press reported. The AP story stated that it gave Kann, who was CEO of the company until the beginning of 2006, […]

Ad sales up at Barron's and Wall Street Journal in January

Dow Jones & Co., the parent of Barron’s and The Wall Street Journal, said in a news release that ad sales for both business news publications was up in January. A release stated, “Advertising revenue at The Wall Street Journal increased 5.7% in January on a 7.5% increase in advertising volume. Increases in financial and […]

Bluster at the Dow Jones bargaining table

The union that represents business journalists at The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires and Barron’s had a day of negotiating with Dow Jones management on Monday that apparently included some scoffing at the latest proposal. The Independent Association of Publishers Employees posted an update on its web site Monday afternoon to the negotiations. In […]

Coffee breaks at Dow Jones' offices deemed successful

The union representing business journalists at Dow Jones operations such as the Wall Street Journal and Barron’s called for its members to have a “coffee break” at 11 a.m. to exhibit a show of solidarity. The company tried to get its managers to prevent it from happening, but few apparently did so, according to an […]

Zannino: Dow Jones will focus more on online offerings

Dow Jones CEO Richard Zannino, speaking at the Software & Information Industry Association conference, said Tuesday he expects the company’s print operations to account for less than 60 percent of total revenue this year, and that the publisher of The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s will eventually derive less than half its revenue from print. […]

Dow Jones management budges slightly on wage proposal

Dow Jones management, which is currently negotiating with the union that represents business journalists at its Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and MarketWatch publications, nudged a bit on Tuesday in terms of what it offered for future salary increases. According to an update on the union’s web site, “We are seeing some additional signs of movement […]