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  1. #1
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    Embed Market Stock Bar

    Hello all, I'm looking for a Market stock bar similar
    to http://www.bloomberg.com/

    I've been looking around and can't find any API's or examples.

    Could someone point me in the right direction?

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    I found this information on Stackoverflow:
    <script type="text/javascript" src="jquery-1.5.1.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        $(document).ready(function() {
                var symbol='goog';
                var callback = function(data) {
                        var price=data.query.results.span[0].content;
                        alert('Stock Price: ' + price);
                var url = 'http://query.yahooapis.com/v1/public/yql';
                // this is the lovely YQL query (html encoded) which lets us get the stock price:
                // select * from html where url="http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=goog" and xpath='//span[@id="yfs_l10_goog"]'
                var data = "q=select%20*%20from%20html%20where%20url%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Ffinance.yahoo.com%2Fq%3Fs%3D" + symbol + "%22%20and%20xpath%3D'%2F%2Fspan%5B%40id%3D%22yfs_l10_" + symbol + "%22%5D'&format=json";
                $.getJSON(url, data, callback);
    It uses jquery, but if you're not already using jquery you could modify this to work without it...
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