Google has launched, in beta test, a new financial website that offers news on stocks and mutual funds, quotes, chat rooms, charts and links to related information, including even blogs.

However, unlike other established financial news websites, such as Yahoo! Finance and CNN, the new Google financial portal does not publish proprietary information or have its own editorial staff. Instead, it culls information from 4,500 news sources, including Reuters, Hoover's, Morningstar, Interactive Data Corp. and Revere Data.

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