One of the more trafficked financial websites that I use for news is Marketwatch.com, they provide pretty good up to date news and alerts of market events and changes. Their commentary and trading ideas in my opinion are ok but sometimes questionable. They suffer from what I would call CNBC syndrome in which they tend to focus on quantity and sometimes borderline sensationalism as opposed to truly calm and collected data and idea focused discussions.
They are currently having a contest for a new columnist so I thought it would be fun to try anyway. If you've found any of the articles here useful or helpful, I encourage you to visit my article and vote for it!
My article can be found here.