getting weather, sports and news on site

I want to be able to put the news, sports and local weather on my site without putting a link to an outside source.  This is not my field so I do not have a clue. I assume that the information would have to be downloaded from an outside source and called to the html page using cgi script or other but I do not really know where to begin.  I will adjust points accordingly if it's a long proccess, if it can be done at all.
I would like something most search engines have with weather by zip code.  Headline news and sports headlines and scores.

Hope someone can help me.

P.S.  I am also interested in having stocks in the same way.
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Eric AKA NetminderConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It costs bucks... but I use http://www.isyndicate.com/ . They're pretty much get you anything you want...
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pscroggsCommented:
Here's how to add weather:

http://oap.weather.com/oap/index.html
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andrivAuthor Commented:
I'm sorry  pscroggs but I already have that on my site.  The problem is you can not alter it without messing up the outcome.  I would like to get some sort of downloads and create my own so I wouldn't have to have there specs. I would like to customize mine.  Thanks for trying.
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cheekycjCommented:
for stocks its easy:

you can go to finance.yahoo.com
and request the URL
http://finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=yhoo&f=sl1d1t1c1ohgv&e=.csv
and this will put on your server a comma delimited file that has the basic info on the yhoo symbol.  You can read and parse this file and post it on your web site.

CJ
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andrivAuthor Commented:
Thanks cheekycj, your answer is good but I was looking for something more in the line of ericpete suggestion.  I want to provide the information with as little effort as possible.  

ericpete,  do you have any idea of the cost?
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Eric AKA NetminderCommented:
It's a sliding scale based on what you want, and how often you want it.

We get the AP technology wire (about 40 stories a day), slightly delayed stock prices, hourly weather with satellite images and doppler rader for 300 US and 150 foreign cities, and four technology feature articles a month for $1,850. The expensive part is the stock ticker at $850.

Still, it's a lot cheaper than paying someone to sit there and update it every day...
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andrivAuthor Commented:
I assume that the $1,850 is a monthly fee. For a business just starting that is very high. But it has put me in the right direction, Thank you again.
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cheekycjCommented:
hey for stocks, use yahoo.

CJ
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Eric AKA NetminderCommented:
Your assumption is correct.

Here's the breakdown:
AP News: Technology Monthly Costs: $500 - Approximate Number of Stories Served per Day: 40

Delayed Stock Quotes:
Gives access to detailed stock quote information for companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and American Stock Exchange. Includes current price (delayed), open, change, high, low, earnings per share, volume, shares outstanding, market capitalization, dividend, ex-dividend date, price/earnings ratio, and industry sector. A ticker look-up feature is also included. $850

Weather: Accuweather $250
 Color US national and local satellite images; Color US and local Doppler Radar images (updated hourly); Three day forecast for 300 US and 150 foreign cities.

4 Articles: Technology
Monthly Costs: $250

I suspect you'll be able to find the weather (and perhaps the stock prices) cheaper; depth of the content was an issue here. Another issue was that we only wanted one vendor for the whole package, and we wanted setup to be as simple as possible.

I do know you can get the weather by itself from Accuweather, and there are a number of sites which can provide you with stock prices.      
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andrivAuthor Commented:
Thanks again, I think it's worth it.
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