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Since the iPhone’s inception, Yahoo has been Apple’s exclusive provider of weather and stock market data in iOS. While I’ve never been a big fan of Yahoo’s Finance app for the iPhone and iPad, I prefer to keep tabs on stocks on the Yahoo Finance website, as opposed to Google Finance.

I’ll be changing my mind, however, as the Internet giant has at last given the iOS app a thorough overhaul while adding new features such as notifications for stock price changes, so it now feels right at home in iOS 7…

As Yahoo wrote in a blog post, version 2.0 is a completely new experience with a personalized stream of stock price changes and related news dealing with your favorite stocks. Another helpful new addition: the app will now issue alerts when major stories break concerning your stocks.

The Yahoo Finance app for iPhone and iPad was reimagined to deliver a beautiful personalized experience with a stream of top news and data based on your favorite stocks and interests. We’ve added Push Notifications to keep you in the know as important stories break — so you can make quick and informed decisions on the stocks and companies you follow.

And of course, the app is now a good citizen in iOS 7.

Just take a look at the screenies.

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Gorgeous, no?

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The charts are beautiful, though Apple’s graphics in the Stocks app is even more eye-candy.

These charts are interactive: data is rendered in real-time and you can swipe, pan and pinch-to-zoom. You can also compare any stock, market or index to see related price changes.

Yahoo has also updated its MarketDash app, a free iPad download, with minor bug fixes. The software provides easy access to your investment portfolios and watch lists.

Yahoo! Finance is available free in the App Store.

The universal binary requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 6 or later.