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I’ve been screwing around with XML newsfeeds to create a custom news site (no longer online). Nothing fancy, just a little something to make it easier for me to get my daily fix of useless information.

I found a couple of great sites that provide news headlines for free. All links click through to the news sites, so they don’t lose any money. Of what I’ve seen, News Is Free has the most headlines categorized by source. ISyndicate also has a free service that’s a good source of news, and Moreover has some great edited newsfeeds grouped by topic.

What I can’t seem to find is a weather feed or a stock feed. I can’t beleive none of the weather sites have put up an XML feed. Pass the ZIP code as a parameter to the URL, and a short weather forcast is returned. Same for stocks. Send a ticker symbol, and both the current price and day’s change are returned.

If you know of a feed like this, let me know.

Bob Hughes
September 8, 2004 2:27 PM

These are about the worse RSS feeds I've seen. All, require pay, and registration... do you get a cut?

Adam Kalsey
September 8, 2004 2:31 PM

When the blog entry was writen 4 years ago most of those services were free.

brian
November 22, 2004 12:47 AM

Weather.com has a developer service where a person can develop their own code to display weather.com xml services on personal websites. I believe there is a traffic limitation but if the information is cached locally it should be no problem for high traffic sites. http://www.weather.com/services/xmloap.html

Chuck
June 10, 2005 10:05 AM

weather.gov has free weather feeds in .xml format: http://weather.gov/data/current_obs/

nucleocide
June 18, 2007 11:41 AM

How can a blog post so old be the #1 hit on Google? Kudos

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