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Finance News RSS Feed

There still isn't an RSS feed out there that can provide news/stock prices
with a ticker symbol as input. There's supposedly a beta from Yahoo, but
it's not working and there is no estimated official release date.

I'm thinking of using screen scraping to get company news for a given ticker
symbol. I would use httpwebrequests, etc.

Has anybody done anything like this?
Nov 18 '05 #1
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Hey George, I've done several similar "HTML Screen scrapers", but none of
them are RSS newsfeeds for a given ticker.

They all use WebRequests and streamreaders.

Here's source for one such - it is a book price service.
Given an ISBN it screen-scrapes to get prices from Amazon, B&N, and WHSmith
(It was developed before Amazon introduced its Amazon web services)

the screen scraper library
http://www.winisp.net/cheeso/srcview...=BookLookup.cs

the webservice that uses the library
http://www.winisp.net/cheeso/srcview...ile=books.asmx

here's a working client that consumes the service
http://www.winisp.net/cheeso/books/b...x?i=0060652942

-DC
"George Durzi" <gd****@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:O$**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
There still isn't an RSS feed out there that can provide news/stock prices
with a ticker symbol as input. There's supposedly a beta from Yahoo, but
it's not working and there is no estimated official release date.

I'm thinking of using screen scraping to get company news for a given ticker symbol. I would use httpwebrequests, etc.

Has anybody done anything like this?

Nov 18 '05 #2
and here's one that does zipcode lookups from the usps site
http://www.winisp.net/cheeso/srcview...e=ZipLookup.cs

(much simpler)

"George Durzi" <gd****@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:O$**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
There still isn't an RSS feed out there that can provide news/stock prices
with a ticker symbol as input. There's supposedly a beta from Yahoo, but
it's not working and there is no estimated official release date.

I'm thinking of using screen scraping to get company news for a given ticker symbol. I would use httpwebrequests, etc.

Has anybody done anything like this?

Nov 18 '05 #3
Dino, thank you, those were very helpful

"Dino Chiesa [Microsoft]" <di****@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:OF**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
and here's one that does zipcode lookups from the usps site
http://www.winisp.net/cheeso/srcview...e=ZipLookup.cs

(much simpler)

"George Durzi" <gd****@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:O$**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
There still isn't an RSS feed out there that can provide news/stock prices with a ticker symbol as input. There's supposedly a beta from Yahoo, but
it's not working and there is no estimated official release date.

I'm thinking of using screen scraping to get company news for a given

ticker
symbol. I would use httpwebrequests, etc.

Has anybody done anything like this?


Nov 18 '05 #4

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