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Posted by Mark on January 23, 2003 at 18:06:32:

In Reply to: Re: Web news no longer works posted by Wayne on January 23, 2003 at 10:32:23:

: : : Web news is a useful feature. Mine always worked & retreived current news items from Yahoo (the URL is set to the default:

: : : When I use the feature now I get a message on the page returned by Yahoo that "There are no headlines at the moment." However if I click on Charts on the Yahoo page and from the charts page click on News, I get the normal news page.

: : : Something likely changed at Yahoo.

: : Hi Wayne,

: : What symbol are you using? When I test this with INTC it seems to work.
: : The default URL will take you to:

: :

: : which does seem to work.

: : Thanks,
: : Mark
: : --
: : Mark Beiley
: :
: : Fund Manager, portfolio management software for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/00/XP
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: :

: I think I figured out what does and doesn't work. I am Canadian so a lot of my stocks are on the main Canadian exchange (the Toronto Stock Exchange). Yahoo represents Canadian stocks in their database with a .TO suffix (e.g. Research in Motion's symbol on the TSE is RIM. Yahoo lists it as RIM.TO).

: Accessing web news using the xxx.TO symbol always worked in the past but something has changed and it appears not to work anymore. I use Yahoo as the source for stock updates in Fund Manager & so need to list the .TO name to download from the Yahoo site. But then web news no longer works.

: RIM is one company that is listed on both NASDAQ and the TSE. In this case I could use the NASDAQ symbol instead of the TSE symbol & it would work (more or less the same). Many Canadian stocks however are listed only on the TSE.

: Workarounds??
: Notify Yahoo of the problem if at their end? (Do you have an inside track there?)

: If you can correct the problem it would be appreciated.

: Wayne McCracken

Hi Wayne,

You can fix this by changing your news URL to:

under "Options/Preferences...".

Note, this will result in the URL of:

for a symbol RIM.TO

The will take all characters of the symbol up to, but not including
the period.

Mark Beiley

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