Dow Jones Newswires has entered into a distribution agreement with Comtex News Network to makes its Dow Jones News Service available as a feed from Comtex. Application developers and content providers will be able to use Comtex for integration into third-party applications. Developers and content providers using the Dow Jones News Service feed from Comtex will sign separate distribution agreements with Dow Jones.
Smith Barney, a division of Salomon Smith Barney Inc recently renewed its contract for the SunGard PowerPartner market-data terminal for financial consultants in its Private Client Group. Smith Barney has been a PowerPartner user since 1993, when the application was under Bridge Information Systems. SunGard acquired the PowerPartner application and its data center following Bridge's Bankruptcy in 2001.
Standard & Poor's has released its RatingsXpress Credit Ratings 2.0 service with enhanced customization options. RatingsXpress provides a digital feed of Standard & Poor's fixed-income ratings for integration with internal or external proprietary applications. The latest enhancements enable users to receive credit ratings information on specific markets of interest within the Global Issuers and Structured Finance sectors. RatingsXpress Credit Ratings 2.0 also provides region, country and related entities information and allows users to integrate credit information within Internet and Intranet sites.