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Dow Jones company was founded by Charles Henry Dow, Edward D. Jones and Charles Bergstresser in 1882. The company originally published two daily newspapers on different markets: the Wall Street Journal on the New York Stock Exchange, and the Customers' Afternoon Letter on other markets. In 2007, Dow Jones launched its advanced business information offering with DJX Money-Media Plan family of products, which are now used by 25 000 institutions worldwide for price discovery, intraday portfolio valuation, benchmarking, real-time research and analysis.
In 2007, there were three listed companies (one parent company and two subsidiaries) in the Dow Jones group: The parent company, DJI Holding Inc. (DJINDICES:^DJI), operates newswire services, market data products and financial information for professionals; The subsidiary Dow Jones & Company Inc. (DJINDICES:^DJI), is a publisher of business newswires, market updates and financial databases; The subsidiary Barron's owns the weekly newspaper Barron's.
Since its creation in 2007, Dow Jones has acquired Ipreo LLC, an American financial services company to provide information needed by investment banks to comply with U.S. law. In 2014, it acquired Newswires from London Stock Exchange Group Plc. It also purchased a 33% stake in FactSet.
In 2015, Dow Jones acquired Vela, a financial data provider company, which has been providing realtime market data to traders since 1977. In 2016, the DJI Holding Inc. subsidiary purchased Bureau of National Affairs from Bloomberg L.P., making it a merged subsidiary.
In April 2017, the parent company announced that all its U.S.-based newswires and market updates would be consolidated into a single new service called The Essential Index (DJINDICES:^DJI) under the brand name "Dow Jones".