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Welcome to The WALL STREET Journal

Within these pages you’ll find a section-by-section guide to The Wall Street Journal in print and online, as well as content specific to your major. You’ll discover how to connect up-to-the minute business news and world events to your classes and your career.

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Every day, The Wall Street Journal is packed with analysis and information that will benefit you in your classes, your career and in your personal life.  Here are a few quick ways to get the most from The Journal:

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Money & Investing

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The Journal Report

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Personal Journal

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Weekend Journal

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Career Guidance

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The Wall Street Journal Online

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> “ What’s News”—Check out this column on the front page to quickly get up-to-speed on the day’s biggest stories from around the world. >S  ection Fronts—Read the front page of each section of The Journal for in-depth analysis of the day’s top events. >C  ompany Research—Use the Index to Businesses in the Marketplace section and research tools on WSJ.com to help prepare for class projects and job interviews. >S  pecial Coverage—Look for specific days’ focused coverage on areas of personal interest, like Career Tuesdays and Technology Thursdays. >P  ersonalization—Customize My Online Journal on WSJ.com to easily track the companies and industries that interest you most.

USING THE JOURNAL IN YOUR MAJOR Accounting / Economics / Entrepreneurship

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Finance / Information Technology / International Business

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Management / Marketing / Political Science

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Plus, Personal Journal and Weekend Journal offer advice for your life outside of class by providing information on personal finance, arts, travel and more.

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T H E F I R S T S E C T I O N THE FIRST SECTION T H E F I R S T S E C T I O N THE FIRST SECTION T H E F I R S T S E C T I O N THE FIRST SECTION T H E F I R S E C T I O N THE FIRST SECTION T H E F I R S T S E C T I O N THE FIRST SECTION T H E F I R S T S E C T I O N THE FIRST SECTION THE FIRST SECTION THE FIRST SECTION T H E I R STTh Se E CF TiI rOsNt T H SE FeI RcS T tSiE CoT InO N T H E F I R S T S E C T I O N T H E F I R S T S E C T I O N T H E F I R S T S E C T I O N T H E F I R S T S E CGT I uO Ni TdHeE tF oI R ST Th eS E CJ To IuO rNnT aH E l F I R S E FIRST SECTION

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The First Section

The First Section Star t with the day’s top stories Here you’ll find the day’s top stories, from business and the economy to the nation and the world, along with a wealth of opinion and commentary designed to provide perspective and provoke debate.

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The lead stories Our purpose is to give readers news they can’t find anywhere else, so our front-page features always include Journal exclusives, as well as the leading business stories of the day. But The Journal doesn’t just talk about what happened; our writers analyze the events to help you understand what it means.

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What’s News This is where business America starts its day. Even when you’re pressed for time, you’ll find everything you need to keep current on breaking news in these two essential columns. > Business and

Finance provides the day’s top corporate and economic developments. Presented in order of importance, each listing includes a referral to the complete story.

> World-Wide is a concise digest of the latest news developments from

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Life isn’t all business—and neither is The Journal. Ranging from the silly to the serious, the A-Hed is “that column in the middle with the crazy stories.” It gives free rein to our reporters’ curiosity, which is why you’ll find stories here about attempts to save the bar where Springsteen started, expeditions to find long-vanished woodpeckers and cooking tips for road kill.

This illustrated box guides you to stories of special interest in the day’s paper and online, and quickly leads you right to the news you want the most.

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Politics & Economics

Look to this feature for the what, where and when of each day’s expected developments, including corporate earnings announcements, releases of key metrics, press conferences, hearings, and more.

These pages focus on national and international politics and economics. Rotating columns such as The Outlook, Business, Capital and Washington Wire provide inside information and scoops of facts throughout the week, while World Watch keeps readers informed about business and political developments around the world.

The Economy

Corporate Focus

Here you’ll read about the latest news of inflation, unemployment, Federal Reserve policy, economic forecasts, and more—all with informative graphs, useful graphics and summary boxes to clearly communicate key implications and opportunities.

Corporate Focus takes an in-depth look at crucial developments concerning the world’s major corporations. This section covers developments within companies and across complete sectors, analyzing the impact of individuals and events.

Leading the News

OPINION

The day’s top news stories (digested in “What’s News” on the front page) are reported in depth, beginning on page A2 and continuing throughout the section.

On these pages you’ll find the opinions of Journal writers and readers, featuring original insights from our respected editorial board and letters from some of the most influential leaders in the world. In addition, high-profile, qualified contributors will share their insights on current events, presenting readers with original, informative perspectives.

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M A R K E T P L A C E MARKETPLACE M A R K E T P L A C E MARKETPLACE M A R K E T P L A C E RKETPLACE MARKETPLACE MARKETPLACE M A R K E T P L A C E MARKETPLACE M A R K E T P L A C E MARKETPLACE M A R K E T P L A C E MARKETPLACE M A R K E T P L A C E MARKETPLAC A RM K EaTrPkL eA Ct Ep l MaA RcK EeT P L A C E T H E M A R K E T P L A C E M A R K E T P L A C E M A R K E T P L A C E M A R K E T P L A C E M A R K E T P L A C E M AGR KuE TiP LdA CeE MGt uAoiRdKTe EhtT oeP LTAJhCeoEuJ oMr AunRrKanE TalPlL A C RKETPLACE

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marketplace A n a l yz e th e c o rp o ra te b a ttl e g ro u n d A behind-the-scenes look at the marketing, management and technology issues and trends that are driving businesses today.

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The Top News Technology. Science. Media & Marketing. Careers. On the front page of Marketplace you’ll find major news stories from all these disciplines, because all of them are the section’s regular beats.

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The Rotating Column Usually it’s a cardinal sin for Journal reporters to inject personal opinion into their news stories. But all that changes in these columns, which offer informed judgments from seasoned Journal writers.

Monday: “In The Lead” discusses management as an art based upon relationships. Once a month, “Déjà Vu” uses today’s business news as a springboard into history.

Tuesday: “Cubicle Culture” explores the absurdities and idiosyncrasies of office life. The Journal’s classic self-help column, “Managing Your Career” appears here once a month.

Wednesday: “Portals” takes an insider’s look at the latest developments in technology, business and related topics. Thursday: Walter Mossberg is universally recognized as the single most influential journalist in the field of technology. His signature column, “Personal Technology,” is read by millions of consumers who wouldn’t even think of buying anything before reading what he has to say.

Friday: “Science Journal” and “The Numbers Guy” alternate on Fridays. “Science Journal” brings you keen insight into the latest news and analysis from the front lines of scientific research, while “The Numbers Guy” takes a critical look at the numbers shaping the news, business and politics.

S pe c i al c o v e r ag e o n S pe c i f i c D ays Every day throughout the week, Marketplace provides coverage of specific topics.

> Monday: Managing > Tuesday: Technology, Careers, Small Business > Wednesday: Media & Marketing, Property Report > Thursday: Technology Journal > Friday: Media & Marketing

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M A R K E T P L A C E MARKETPLACE M A R K E T P L A C E MARKETPLACE M A R K E T P L A C E RKETPLACE MARKETPLACE MARKETPLACE M A R K E T P L A C E MARKETPLACE M A R K E T P L A C E MARKETPLACE M A R K E T P L A C E MARKETPLACE M A R K E T P L A C E MARKETPLAC A RM K EaTrPkL eA Ct Ep l MaA RcK EeT P L A C E T H E M A R K E T P L A C E M A R K E T P L A C E M A R K E T P L A C E M A R K E T P L A C E M A R K E T P L A C E M AGR KuE TiP LdA CeE MGt uAoiRdKTe EhtT oeP LTAJhCeoEuJ oMr AunRrKanE TalPlL A C RKETPLACE

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Small Business

Whether you’re tracking a specific company for a term project or want the latest news to prepare for a job interview, turn to Index to Businesses on page B2. By listing every company covered in the day’s issue, it ensures that you’ll never miss a story. Index to People is a daily list on the Who’s News page of the people who are making news, from corporate and Wall Street newsmakers to government regulators making decisions that affect business.

Entrepreneurs look here for the trends, issues and legislation that affect small business— plus illuminating stories on why some small companies succeed while others fail. “Enterprise” explores the quirks and challenges of small business. Each Tuesday “Small Talk” offers a Q&A to help entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs deal with some of the most vexing issues of running a small business.

Media & Marketing

Technology

Marketing is at center stage in the business cycle, and media companies are at center stage of the communications revolution. That’s why we cover the media, advertising and entertainment industries, with an emphasis on breaking the big stories first. Included here is “Advertising,” which profiles both pundits and campaigns.

Technology Marketing magazine said it best when they called The Journal “the bible of the technology industry.” You’ll find technology covered here and throughout the paper, so if you’re not reading The Journal, you’re falling behind.

Marketplace

Index to Businesses & index to people

Managing On Mondays, Marketplace features management and the challenges facing managers in large and/or small companies. The “Theory & Practice” column is a weekly look at people and ideas influencing managers. You’ll also find the Pay Package providing brief synopses of the latest Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings.

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The informed Reader A daily feature that presents items of interest from print and online resources outside of The Journal. Summaries of the best business, economic and cultural stories from around the world are found here. 1-800-975-8602

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I N V E S T I N G MONEY & INVESTING M O N E Y & I N V E S T I N G MONEY & INVESTING M O N E Y & I N V E S T I N G MONEY & INVESTING M O N E Y & I N V E S T I N G MONE NVESTING M O N E Y & I N V E S T I N G MONEY & INVESTING M O N E Y & I N V E S T I N G MONEY & INVESTING M O N E Y & I N V E S T I N G MONEY & INVESTING MONEY & & I N VI En S T vI N e G s MtOi NnEgY & I N V E S T I N G M O N E Y & I N V E S T I N G M O N E Y & I N V E S T I N G M O N E Y & I N V E S T IGN Gu Mi dO eN EGtYuoi&d Te IhNt oeV ET JSh eoT IuJNorGunr Man OalNlE Y V E SM T I NoGn MeO NyE Y &

money & investing G e t c o mp re h e n s i v e ma rk e ts c o v e ra g e 1

The Top News Feature stories that carry the hottest financial news always get front-page treatment. And so do the regular columns that appear in Money & Investing when that day’s articles are of particular importance to a broad range of our readers.

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Money & Investing

Here’s the equivalent of having breakfast with our financial editors as they discuss what’s on tap today, from a Fed meeting to a Coca-Cola earnings report. This column is required reading for financial professionals, and an indispensable guide for everyone else.

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Heard on the street Monday through Friday, “Heard” brings our readers the first word on subjects and stocks that Wall Street denizens are discussing among themselves. This one’s such a market-mover, nobody knows what we’re writing about until it’s in print.

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Today’s Markets All of yesterday’s activities from the stock, bond and currency markets are brought together in a concise and comprehensive overview. (We call it “Today’s Markets” because it surveys all of them, but you’ll see it named for the day it covers, such as “Tuesday’s Markets.”)

The Markets Data Center at WSJ.com is your online resource for analyzing the markets—see Page 21. 4

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I N V E S T I N G MONEY & INVESTING M O N E Y & I N V E S T I N G MONEY & INVESTING M O N E Y & I N V E S T I N G MONEY & INVESTING M O N E Y & I N V E S T I N G MONE NVESTING M O N E Y & I N V E S T I N G MONEY & INVESTING M O N E Y & I N V E S T I N G MONEY & INVESTING M O N E Y & I N V E S T I N G MONEY & INVESTING MONEY & & I N VI En S T vI N e G s MtOi NnEgY & I N V E S T I N G M O N E Y & I N V E S T I N G M O N E Y & I N V E S T I N G M O N E Y & I N V E S T IGN Gu Mi dO eN EGtYuoi&d Te IhNt oeV ET JSh eoT IuJNorGunr Man OalNlE Y V E SM T I NoGn MeO NyE Y &

Inside Money & Investing

earnings Digest

This page combines factual reporting with analytical insight to help readers understand the events and people that are moving the world’s major markets and the implications for the future.

Divided by industry—technology, energy, auto, defense, telecom and more—“Earnings Digest” is required reading for anyone who needs to know the numbers and what they mean for companies making news in the industries.

Markets Lineup This statistical package brings together the highlights of the day in an easily understandable format, including results of the Dow, Nasdaq and the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 indexes. Look also for snapshots of consumer interest rate and bond data, mutual fund performance, and a daily financial flashback to a news item of the past 100-plus years. Every Monday, this page includes a package of useful data to help you prepare for the week ahead.

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Deals & Deal Makers

Keeping Score

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World Stock Markets Each day, we review stock markets around the globe, often tapping the resources of The Wall Street Journal Asia and The Wall Street Journal Europe.

in the markets / STOCKS IN THE NEWS These pages present news on a wide-ranging variety of market-related events to give readers a valuable overview of important market developments. “Abreast of the Market” provides an authoritative explanation of large-capitalization and midcap stocks, while “Small Stock Focus” does the same for small-cap issues.

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J O U R N A L R E P O R T JOURNAL REPORT P E R S O N A L J O U R N A L PERSONAL JOURNAL J O U R N A L R E P O R T JOURNAL REPO E R S O N A L J O U R N A L JOURNAL REPORT P E R S O N A L J O U R N A L J O U R N A L R E P O R T PERSONAL JOURNAL P E R S O N A L J O U R N A L J O U R N A L R E P O R T JOURN P EeR SJOoN uA Lr nJ OaUlR NRA eL pP EoR SrO NtA L J O U R N A L J O U R N A L R E P O R T J O U R N A L R E P O R T P E R S O N A L J O U R N A L J O U R N A L R E P O R TPJeOrUsRoNnA La l R EJ PoOuRrTn aP E Rl S O N E P O RTT h PERSONAL JOURNAL

From Monday to Saturday, The Journal delivers sections that address your special interests. Starting with The Journal Report, with its single-topic in-depth focus, followed by Personal Journal and Weekend Journal, you’ll find information to make your life at school, work and beyond more interesting and rewarding on every level.

the journal report In-depth coverage of the topics that matter In The Journal Report we give our readers an in-depth look at a subject that’s crucial to their lives, as business people, consumers and investors. With informative, entertaining coverage that probes at an important issue from multiple perspectives, The Journal Report covers a kaleidoscope of topics, from finance, leadership and technology to closer-to-home issues, such as your health and your investment portfolio.

Personal journal Succeed in the business of life Tuesday through Thursday, count on Personal Journal to translate news events into information you can use to manage your money, your life and your career. PERSONAL FINANCE

GADGETS

In “Personal Finance” you’ll find powerful, practical information on everything from insurance to taxes, mortgages to the meaning of the Fed’s latest moves. Here’s the place where you’ll find Jonathan Clements’ highly popular column, “Getting Going,” and the must-read “Tax Report.”

This weekly feature covers the latest in personal technology, including regular contributions from tech guru Walter Mossberg. From PDA’s to blue tooth, here’s the real story about the technology that is now or will soon be part of your life.

Taste the good life with The Journal’s reviews and articles on the cultural scene, covering books, music, film, television, theater, opera, fine art, sports, antiques and hobbies.

TRAVEL For armchair travelers and their extreme adventure counterparts, this section covers travel from every angle, including travel industry news and its impact on your travel plans. “Middle Seat” and “Travel Watch” cover destinations and travel values.

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HEALTH & FAMILY How do you feel? Better…after reading this section. Coverage includes medical breakthroughs, relationships, insurance and topics that are part of your personal life. “Health Journal” provides a forum for consumer advocacy and a measured look at health fads and fables. “Aches and Claims” looks at the latest in health-care prevention and treatment and the science behind them.

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LEISURE & ARTS

CONSUMER TIPS When you’re making an important purchase, these pages should be your first stop. “Reinventing the Wheel” covers the latest and greatest in the automotive world. “The Cranky Consumer” critiques the customer service you get or go without. “Ask Personal Journal” and “Quick Fix” are here, too, to help and advise when you need an expert opinion.

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O U R N A L CAREER GUIDANCE C A R E E R G U I D A N C E WEEKEND JOURNAL W E E K E N D J O U R N A L WEEKEND JOURNAL C A R E E R G U I D A N C E WEEKEND JOURNA A R E E R G U I D A N C E WEEKEND JOURNAL W E E K E N D J O U R N A L CAREER GUIDANCE C A R E E R G U I D A N C E WEEKEND JOURNAL W E E K E N D J O U R N A L CAREER GUIDANC J aoEunEr cnK e aEl N D R r Gn Ua IlD A N C E W E E K E N D J O U R N A L C A R E E R G U I D A N C E W E E K E N D J O U R N A L W E E K E N D J O U R N ACLaGWruE eEi KdeEeNrD t oE GD ITTuIhOieN dW EEKEW N D eJ OeU RkN e A L nCdA RJE oE u

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Career Guidance

Spend your leisure time wisely

Star t your career on the right foot

Start your weekend off right with the Weekend Journal on Friday and Saturday. FILM

SPORTS

Read the reviews of Joe Morgenstern, one of the country’s most prominent critics, to choose a film for the weekend. And then, take a behind-the-scenes trip to the coast with “Hollywood Report,” the insiders’ view of Tinsel Town.

Here’s the place for unique postscripts and perspectives on teams, athletes, coaches, owners and fans. You’ll find stories on the conflicts between the business of sports and the fans of the games, plus statistical analyses of sports economics.

THE WEEKEND ADVISOR

CATALOG CRITIC

Gives you a weekly heads-up on the coming options in entertainment. TV, books, music, sports, movies­—they’re all covered here.

Every week, we order the same item from several catalogs and compare the results. From globes to gloves, briefcases to briefs, this is one of the Weekend’s favorite sections.

TRAVEL

Defining your career path

Jobs, internships and apprenticeships

Get in-depth information about different industries and find out which companies are “hot” by reading The Wall Street Journal every day.

Find your dream job in the Career Journal on Tuesdays. Plus you can browse job listings and post your resume at CareerJournal.com.

Interview preparation

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Research companies from A-Z in the Index to Businesses and stay informed about current events and hiring trends, Monday through Saturday in The Journal.

Find exclusive career resources at the Online Journal, including:

>R  esume and cover letter-writing advice >O  ver 130 job title-specific career videos > In-depth company research

THE HOME FRONT

> S alary and recruiter information

How much is that house? How should we decorate? The answers are here, along with our ever-popular “House of the Week” feature.

> Interviewing tips

TASTINGS

Reflect, relax and react with this page of essays on cultural, ethical and spiritual matters, written by the staff of The Journal’s editorial section.

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Weekend Journal/Career Guidance

Weekend Journal’s “Travel” pages send you in all the right directions, with updates on current airfares and previews of the next “hot” destinations. “Take Offs & Landings” covers current travel events and top travelers’ tips.

Spouses Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher are among the nation’s most popular wine writers. Taste their down-to-earth, fair commentary and share their love of all things wine.

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From Monday through Saturday, The Journal delivers articles and features that will assist you as you embark on your career. In addition, Career Journal on Tuesdays provides invaluable guidance for planning and preparing for your future beyond college.

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