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Journal seeks to end ban on Medicare data

The publisher of The Wall Street Journal went to court Tuesday seeking to overturn a 31-year ban on the release of records about how much Medicare money individual doctors receive. Full story

Dow Jones to launch currency news service

News Corp. subsidiary Dow Jones & Co., which publishes The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires and MarketWatch, said Tuesday it will launch a new real-time information service targeted toward foreign exchange traders in the coming months. Full story

Dow Jones, Briefing.com settle "hot news" lawsuit

Dow Jones & Co and the financial news service Briefing.com have agreed to a settlement of a copyright lawsuit, in which the latter has admitted to misappropriating "hot news" and headlines for its website. Full story

Reuters: UPDATE 3-Dow Jones, Briefing.com settle "hot news" lawsuit

* Dow Jones alleged Briefing.com got "free ride" (Adds Dow Jones comment, details, paragraphs 2, 6-7, 9) Full story

Reuters: UPDATE 2-U.S. unveils graphic tobacco warnings

* Dow Jones tobacco index down 0.8 percent (Adds investor, industry, consumer group comments) Full story

Stocks rise, home sales soar

   Msnbc analyst Vera Gibbons talks to Alex Witt about the recent good news in the economy.  The spike in home sales and the Dow Jones being up for the 8th straight week indicate the country might be pulling out of the recession.

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