graeme_p - 10:56 am on Sep 10, 2011 (gmt 0)
In an ideal world search engines would be separately owned from ANY content provision.
As things are Google, Bing, and Yahoo are all in the search and content businesses, there are no challengers that are any better. Even the smaller search engines hand pick sites to favour.
At least Yahoo! doesn't tend to stuff its top listings with things like "places", not that I've noticed anyway.
Try typing a US stock symbol into search.yahoo.com
Oddly enough Yahoo UK search does not work for UK TIDM codes, unless you suffix a .L to form the Reuters code (e.g. AZN.L), but it will work for some US codes without the suffix.