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Dow Jones & Company

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Dow Jones & Company is an American publishing and financial information firm that has been owned by News Corp. since 2007.

News Corporation is an American multinational mass media company, formed as a spin-off of the former News Corporation focusing on newspapers and publishing.

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The company was best known for the publication of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and related market statistics, Dow Jones Newswire and a number of financial publications.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, also called DJIA, the Industrial Average, the Dow Jones, the Dow Jones Industrial, ^DJI, the Dow 30 or simply the Dow, is a stock market index, and one of several indices created by Wall Street Journal editor and Dow Jones & Company co-founder Charles Dow.

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In 2010 the Dow Jones Indexes subsidiary was sold to the CME Group and the company focused on financial news publications, including its flagship publication The Wall Street Journal and providing financial news and information tools to financial companies.

Wall Street is a 0.7-mile-long street running eight blocks, roughly northwest to southeast, from Broadway to South Street on the East River in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City.

S&P Dow Jones Indices is a joint venture between S&P Global, the CME Group, and News Corp that was announced in 2011 and later launched in 2012.

CME Group Inc. is an American financial market company operating the world's the largest options and futures exchange.

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The company was led by the Bancroft family, which held 64% of voting stock, from the 1920s until 2007 when an extended takeover battle saw News Corp take control of the company.

The Bancroft family are the former owners of Dow Jones & Company — publishers of the Wall Street Journal — which is now owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.

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