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Dialog® NewsRoom, Dialog NewsEdge®, Dialog NewsEdge Live, and NewsEdge Insight provide real-time financial and business news and analysis produced by CBS MarketWatch. Information includes daily news feed of MarketPulse Bulletins, detailed reports on publicly traded companies, and columns and features covering everything from breaking market news to personal finance topics written by CBS MarketWatch's staff of more than 70 journalists.



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News & Analysis from CBS Marketwatch Now Available Through Dialog Services


CARY, N.C., USA (March 30, 2004) - Dialog, a Thomson (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) business and a leading worldwide provider of online-based information services and integrated information solutions, announced today that real-time financial and business news and analysis produced by CBS MarketWatch is now available through four of its services: Dialog(r) NewsRoom, Dialog NewsEdge(r), Dialog NewsEdge Live and NewsEdge Insight.

CBS MarketWatch is the news service of MarketWatch.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKTW), a leading multimedia publisher of business news and a provider of financial information and analytical tools.

CBS MarketWatch content now available through the Dialog services includes its daily news feed of MarketPulse Bulletins (snapshot views of financial markets), detailed reports on publicly traded companies, and columns and features covering everything from breaking market news to personal finance topics written by CBS MarketWatch's staff of more than 70 journalists.

About 1,000 business and financial news items from CBS MarketWatch are now added to the Dialog services every business day. Most are available on a 15-minute delayed basis, although Dialog customers may opt for real-time delivery at an additional charge. An archive of CBS MarketWatch articles and reports dating back to 1997 is available for access through Dialog NewsRoom.

"Adding CBS MarketWatch materials to our news and alert services significantly strengthens our portfolio of financial and business news and analysis," said Viji Krishnan, Dialog vice president, publisher management.

"The excellent content from CBS MarketWatch gives our subscribers fast access to a deeper, more comprehensive array of the news and research they need," continued Krishnan. "Whether our users are doing competitive research or using the up-to-the moment news and analysis for decision-support, access to the big picture - quickly, easily and reliably - is key."

Dialog NewsRoom is an online database that aggregates news reports from around the world, with editorial materials continuously added from 8,000 global sources, including newspapers, newswires, specialty newsletters, trade media and scholarly journals, drawn from nearly 80 countries in English and 13 other languages. Subscribers include corporations, news organizations, professional and political organizations, public relations agencies and others that use the service for news tracking, competitive intelligence, market awareness and numerous other purposes.

The family of Dialog NewsEdge services is industry-specific, personalized current awareness and news alerting tools designed primarily for corporations and other large organizations. They combine up-to-the-minute news, analysis and research culled from thousands of global sources. Highly experienced editors, who specialize in individual industry sectors, personally manage customized editorial relevance rankings for each subscribing organization. Business-critical news and research is delivered throughout the working day, and users also can access a searchable archive of content appropriate for their industry.

About Dialog and The Thomson Corporation

Dialog, a pioneer in developing the technology behind electronic information retrieval, is the world leader in providing online-based information services to organizations seeking competitive advantages in such fields as business, science, engineering, finance and law.

Today, the online services provided by Dialog - offered through the Dialog(r), Dialog Profound(r), Dialog DataStar(tm), Dialog NewsEdge(r) and Intelligence Data brands - give users the ability to precisely retrieve data from more than 1.4 billion unique records, accessible via the Internet or through delivery to enterprise intranets. Searchable content includes articles and reports from thousands of real-time news feeds, newspapers, broadcast transcripts and trade publications, plus research reports and analyst notes providing support for financial decision-making, as well as in-depth repositories of scientific and technical data, patents, trademarks and other intellectual property data. Information professionals and end-users at business, professional and government organizations in more than 100 countries prize Dialog services for their depth and breadth of content, precision searching and speed.

Based in Cary, N.C., USA, Dialog has operations in 31 other countries. Dialog (www.dialog.com) is a business of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC;

TSX: TOC). With 2003 revenues of US$7.6 billion, Thomson (www.thomson.com) is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers.

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