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Northern Light, DoubleClick Launch Personal Finance Search Center

Northern Light Technology in Cambridge, MA and DoubleClick Inc. launched the Alexander Personal Finance Center, a resource for personal finance information from the Web and Northern Light's Special Collection research library of more than 4,500 full-text sources.

Alexander is that guy pictured on the $10 bill. Visitors to the center can search for information relating to five key subject areas: taxes, including state, federal and local taxes, banks and banking, credit loans and debt, real estate and personal insurance.

Because each subject area contains content from specially selected Web sites and publications that are related to personal finance, users can expect targeted, highly relevant results, Northern Light said.

The site also takes advantage of Northern Light's classification and organization technology that automatically sorts results into folders based on subject, language, source and type of document. The site is accessible from links via Microsoft Home Advisors, Sandy Key Mortgage, Get Smart, Home Mortgage USA, AllState, Capital One, The Atlantic, BigCharts, Stockmaster, Money Talks and Edgar Online.

Northern Light said it was chosen by DoubleClick to build the personal finance center because of its unique ability to build custom search sites that focus on specific subject areas.

"We wanted a solution that gave our users access to information they couldn't easily find elsewhere," said Jonathan Shapiro, vice president of business development for DoubleClick.

"Northern Light was able to build a powerful and uniquely useful custom search site for us quickly. And, in addition to the substantial resources of the Web, Northern Light's Special Collection provides thousands of authoritative sources such as Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, Real Estate Weekly and the Journal of Financial Planning," Shapiro said.

Northern Light's partner research sites can be customized to deliver special content--both Web and proprietary content--along with transaction processing, branding and advertising.