The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an English-language international daily newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company in New York City with Asian and European editions. It has a worldwide daily circulation of more than 2 million and over 1 million paying online subscribers. Its main rival as a daily financial newspaper is the London-based Financial Times.

The “Journal” newspaper primarily covers U.S. and international business and financial news and issues—the paper’s name comes from Wall Street, the street in New York City that is the heart of the financial district. Its publisher – Dow Jones – has given its name to the NY Stock Exchange Index “the Dow Jones”. Similarly the Financial Times has given its name to the London Stock Exchange Index “the FT Index” or the “Footsie”.

The Wall Street Journal has been printed continuously since being founded July 8, 1889 and has won the Pulitzer Prize thirty-three times including 2007 prizes for backdated stock options and for the adverse impact of China’s booming economy.

The Journal took its modern shape and prominence in the 1940s, a time of industrial expansion for the United States and its financial institutions in New York. Since being taken over by Rupert Murdoch’s “News Corporation” concerns have been raised for its future. Time will tell

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