Business Section: Expanded Stock Market Features

The week, the Business section completed its rollout of upgraded stock market/financial data pages, which are provided to washingtonpost.com by Marketwatch.com.

The new markets package includes:

* Expanded company profile information, including recent insider trades and financial measures. See The Washington Post Co. profile for an example.

* Upgraded calendar of upcoming economic events;

* The addition of an earnings calendar to help you track when companies report quarterly and annual financial statements.

* Improved listing of company SEC filings and earnings.

* Expanded charting abilities.

* The addition of Marketwatch.com news stories.

* More detailed listing of analysts' upgrades and downgrades.

* A new gateway to market data at the top of the Business section (including a user-customizeable scrolling stock ticker).

Please update your bookmarks if you have any of our old pages saved in your browser. All new pages look like this one (with the gray/blue navigation bar at the top, NOT like this (with a left-side navigation list).

The first phase of the financial pages' relaunch was completed in January -- see this previous blog post for details.

Additional legacy pieces of the markets package will be updated in the future. Stay tuned for details. Please post any questions or suggestions in the comments area below.

Russ Walker
Assistant Managing Editor, Nation and World

By Washingtonpost.com Editors |  March 6, 2006; 9:30 AM ET  | Category:  Content
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An article by Richard Cohen "Judicious Double Standards"

In a cleverly written article, the reader is brought to conclude that judiciously applied double standards is okay!

If the shoe fits your friend, then let him wear it but if the same shoe fits one who does not see eye-to-eye with you, then, mmmmmm..... get the rest of the world to condemn them.

The double standards judiciously so applied by the US Administrations in the treatment of Palestinians over the past five decades probably has a lot to do with the rise and rise of hatred of the US amongst the Palestinians and the Arab and Muslim world- thus fueling the Islamaphobia which is now well entrenched in the so-called democracies of the Western Developed World!

The World is not a safer place thanks to the judicious application of double standards, which by the writers own admission is blatantly practiced by the US and its gasoline robbing coalition partners, in particular.

And this situation will only get worst (one wonders how much deeper into the quagmire that is the "black hole", one needs to dive into before we see any semblance of normalcy) and yes, worst with the judicial application that the writer is espousing.

Yours faithfully

M Iqbal
Colombo
Sri Lanka

Posted by: M Iqbal @Colombo | March 8, 2006 11:18 AM

New business section looks good. But in the print edition, the listing for treasury securities states that a "complete listing" of treasury securities is available on the washingtonpost.com site.

I still don't see it? Am I just missing the link?

thanks!

Posted by: Truth B Told | March 8, 2006 11:32 AM

I tried to find Howard Kurtz' email on your site and can't... How to read a blog is something a lot of readers don't know, especially women. As a grad. student in Media Studies (New School, NYC), I've studied the big shift to online news. As part of my final project for new new media this semester, I started a blog for new media and mothers and have quickly discovered a big problem: women over 30 are clueless. I've written a post how-to read a blog article for women over 30 on my new niched blog: new media and motherhood
www.motherpie.com
P.S. WaPo online has done a great job --I studied the big shift to online news last spring and this past fall. You're doing the best job IMHO

Posted by: H.A.Page | March 9, 2006 11:20 AM

Well, I tried to write an html link for the permalink article in my post above and it didn't come through.
Here it is: http://motherpie.typepad.com/motherpie/2006/03/how_to_read_a_b.html

My blog is not aiming to be a commercial venture but a service to mothers on a niche subject.

Posted by: H.A. Page | March 9, 2006 11:24 AM

Hello Truth B Told. Thanks for the question. Updated Treasuries info. is available here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/linkset/2005/05/25/LI2005052501478.html

We'll work to make that more easy to find. Thanks.

Posted by: washingtonpost.com | March 9, 2006 11:30 AM

The update is nice, but WHY NOT REDIRECT THE OLD LINKS, rather than forcing users to change their bookmarks (which the vast majority are not savvy enought to do)? One of my major gripes with the Post site is the large amount of abandoned, semi-working pages scattered about. Simple redirects would do the trick. Often times, web searches bring the user to an orphaned WaPo page with, for instance, old archived columns (but with no way to access the new ones).

Posted by: Dan | March 9, 2006 03:38 PM

does anyone care that some of the businesses being evicted for the baseball stadium are washington landmarks for gay society and what most of us grew up with. this is our home, our place to be ourselves and be accepted. not to mention many people, (myself included) make a living working for these businesses. why not evict a bunch of straight bars, God knows there are enough of them. but no one would do that....nobody cares because this decision affects mainly gay people. it'a also the perfect way to rid D.C. of the only two gay strip clubs......coincidence??? why not put baseball on one of the myriad open spaces it could go and leave us alone??? or maybe, find a place where all the straight strip clubs are and bulldoze them!!!! i guarantee alot more people (straight men) would be upset about that. this is just another case of a minority being robbed of part of it's culture and heritage to satisfy straight, white, male americans

Posted by: grieving | March 13, 2006 06:07 AM

So tell me this, Washington Posties, why do you even bother with this blog anymore? It's just a place for you to put advertisements about stuff that your readers don't care about.

By failing to adequately reply to reader concerns about your continuing inability to correct the Ombud's original false article - your inability to clean up and apolgoize for your mess and mistake - you've doomed this blog and your reader rapport.

When it opened back up, what were all the questions about? You know. And you failed to be mature and answer.

So nobody posts, reads, cares anymore. You're down to shoestore spam.

Posted by: Devolicious | March 17, 2006 10:23 AM

I see that you have hired a conservative blogger. I am eager to see the fireworks fly when you hire a liberal blogger for balance.

Posted by: Scott Stevens | March 21, 2006 11:11 AM

Russ,

Will I be able to chart the effect that noted bigot and plagiarist Ben Domenech is having upon the stock prices of the Washington Post Co. with your new tools?

Posted by: laughing | March 23, 2006 06:51 PM

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