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For the eighth consecutive month, msnbc.combeat both and Yahoo! News and was named the #1 Current Events and Global News Site according to Nielsen Online.  In January, attracted more than 44.8 million unique visitors as consumers turned to the site for a fuller spectrum of news, including expansive coverage of the Presidential Inauguration, breaking news on the emergency plane landing on the Hudson River, and multimedia features on the American Kennel Club's best dog breeds. January Highlights:   

· had more than 44.8 million unique visitors in January – an 8% lead over (41.6 million) and 11% more than Yahoo! News (40.4 million).*

·’s year-over-year increase in unique visitors was 27% – more than double that of Yahoo! News and 10% over*

·  January marks the sixth consecutive month had more than 40 million unique visitors.*  

*Source: Nielsen Online