If your search results in too many inaccurate hits, capitalize the
place and people names. For example, "Churchill" may work better than "churchill".
For people whose first or last names are common, use quote marks around
the full name: "George Bush". This will make the computer search for the name as a phrase,
rather than two separate words.
Some non-English names of people and places are spelled
multiple ways. To get more complete results, include all known spellings
in your search: "Qaddafi Gaddafi Khadafy Qadhafi".
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Current news or stocks:
What's happening in the news?
Where can I find information on a stock price?
There are two basic ways to search for news:
- Search for a particular event or topic, or
- Read the day's headlines and stories.
Google News is easy to use both to scan the day's headlines and
to search for news on a particular topic.
The page is set up like a newspaper, with headlines on the
home page, and links to each "section" of the paper on the left-hand column.
Kidon Media Link allows you to link to media
If you know a company's stock market symbol and want
to learn its current price, Smartmoney
is a good choice. Smartmoney also includes a number of articles
on financial topics.
If you do not know a particular stock symbol, use CBS
Marketwatch. Click on "Find symbol" in the left-hand column, underneath
the box "Enter symbol(s):" This site also
includes financial articles.
Other resources that might help you with this question:
News: 1st Headlines
- New York Times
- The Dismal Scientist
If this doesn't help, you can either go back to the
main AskScott page or ask a human.