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MSNBC.com 7 11.86%
CNN.com 10 16.95%
NYTimes.com 5 8.47%
USAToday.com 4 6.78%
FoxNews.com 10 16.95%
Other 22 37.29%
Reuters.com 1 1.69%
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Old 05-09-2007, 06:03 PM   #1
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I've used MSNBC.com for years, but they changed their format, making it less easy to read.

I like CNN.com because they usually have a four line summary at the start of each story, which is a great feature. However, they have too many stories that are videos, meaning I have to wait through a mini commercial to see the video.
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http://www.foxnews.com/
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Yahoo is my homepage.
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I set the votes to zero because I forgot Foxnews.com
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Like Fox news. However I like CNN Money portion. So I do the go between.
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Yahoo is my homepage.
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Fark.com, or, for news as it happens, Digg.com.

Hard hitting incisive reporting from the tickers and police blotters of the world.

Sorta.

What, T-Al - you add Fox "News" and don't balance it with Jon Stewart's Daily Show?
Uhm, fair and balanced?
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NYtimes, BBC. Sidney Morning Herald I just love reading what is happening Tomorrow! Today!
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BBC.com best by far, if you have XM radio can listen also
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Start the day with news.google.com
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Not BBC.com -- oops

http://news.bbc.co.uk/
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The BBC site is nice, but the animated text (LATEST) is annoying. I want my news page totally static -- don't want things flickering while I'm reading.
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Also, are there any news sites that let you watch video without a commercial first?
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Also, are there any news sites that let you watch video without a commercial first?
CNBC did for awhile but now they got ads too.
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This site is it for me. I pretty much get from here which celebrity or important person has recently died, and that's all the news I need.

Seriously, I don't keep up with the news but it filters in from the radio that BF has got on most of the time--tuned to NPR, Wisconsin Public Radio, or the local community station.
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Fox News Channel all the way!
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I generally use reuters.com , sometimes via my Yahoo portal.

I also keep links for foreign news sites handy as I like to get different viewpoints on big news; I have links handy for BBC news, Hindustan Times and Aljazeera.
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The morning lineup, starting with a cup of green tea:
http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/pages/SRF.php
http://pacific.bizjournals.com/pacific/latestnews.html
http://www.starbulletin.com/ (second cup of tea and breakfast)
http://www.businessweek.com/
http://www.sciam.com/ (first cup of coffee)
http://www.reuters.com/home
http://personal.fidelity.com/myfidelity/daily/ (more coffee, more breakfast).

No financial news review is complete without Ted's digest:
http://www.fundalarm.com/wwwboard/wwwboard.html

And if I'm feeling gossip-deficient:
http://www.msn.com/
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