Morningstar Preps Web Services Expansion; Adds Alerts, History, Depth, News

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Chicago-based data and investment research provider Morningstar is expanding its Web Services request-response online data delivery platform -- an alternative to traditional real-time datafeeds for web-based data applications, which enables customers to access data from its global dataset over the internet -- with a new alerting component and broader historical data, market depth and news coverage over the coming year.

The alerting engine, which Morningstar rolled out in the last two months, all