AP news content added to Bloomberg Professional

Source: Bloomberg

Bloomberg, the leading provider of information and analytic tools for businesses and professionals, has added The Associated Press ("AP") real-time news service to the thousands of news sources available on the Bloomberg Professional service.

AP joins more than 100 real-time premium news services on the all-inclusive BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service, including Gannett, United Press International, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Agence France-Presse, ANSA, Xinhua News Agency, Kyodo News, Agencia O Globo, Asahi Shimbun, Agencia EFE, Yomiuri Shimbun, Comtex News Network, Agencia Estado and others. Bloomberg subscribers see instantaneous third-party news and links to more than 30,000 Web-based news sources, tailored to their individual needs.

These third-party news sources and other critical information are integrated on a single platform with Bloomberg's powerful data, analytics and the award-winning BLOOMBERG NEWS service. The BLOOMBERG NEWS service continues to expand with the addition of reporters, editors and news bureaus. During 2009 BLOOMBERG NEWS bureaus will open in Doha, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Angola, Belgrade and Tallinn in addition to its 145 bureaus across the globe.

Bloomberg is committed to adding more value to the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service, continually enhancing the depth and breadth of its product to give the world's financial professionals all of the critical economic, financial, political and industry news and data that affects their portfolios, investments and businesses, as it happens. The addition of AP real-time content reflects the importance of timely news for financial professionals.

In addition to the real-time AP content, Bloomberg subscribers now have access to selected archived news from the AP, adding to a trove of more than 150 million articles available via Bloomberg's proprietary news search engine. Bloomberg has applied its leading capabilities in news, data and analytics to design a platform that collects news in 38 languages and lets users create real-time alerts and searches based on thousands of topics, securities and people.

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