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What data sources are available online?

Is there a free way to download the current prices (and possibly other data) for stocks for various companies?

Context: This is for a data source for a group programming project for a class. We weren't assigned this project or even a list of projects to pick from. If there isn't a way to do this for free, we'll do something else.

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marked as duplicate by Louis Marascio, chrisaycock Sep 24 '11 at 14:54

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

You can download a lot of stock prices and similar data from yahoo.com, either directly from the site or with R (getSymbols from the package quantmod).

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