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Yahoo! Finance is a service from Yahoo! that provides financial information. It is the top financial news and research website in the United States, with more than 18 million visitors in May 2008, according to comScore.
Yahoo! Finance offers information including stock quotes, stock exchange rates, corporate press releases and financial reports, and popular message boards for discussing a company's prospects and stock valuation. It also offers some hosted tools for personal finance management. Yahoo! Finance Worldwide offers similar portals localized to assorted large countries in South America, Europe, and Asia.
In the introduction to a 2009 interview with Forbes.com, former general manager Nathan Richardson was said to have built "annual revenue from $10 million to $110 million and expanded the site's content partners from 10 to 200. In 2005 Institutional Investor ranked [Richardson] the most influential person in online finance." In the interview, Richardson described the process of building the financial-information modules and creating a "moat" around the content (to keep visitors sticking to the site). (Richardson is now at Paidcontent.org, part of the Guardian Media Group.)