Yahoo's Ad Slump

More competition for online advertising and soft housing and car markets are taking a toll on Yahoo's ad revenuesand its stock price

Wall Street had a clear message for Yahoo!: This is your problem, at least right now. After analysts digested the Internet portal's unexpected Sept. 19 announcement of softening in two of its key advertising markets—cars and financial services—they largely stood by the prevailing view that online advertising is still booming, attributing Yahoo's slower-than-anticipated growth to company-specific issues.

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