I just got this fixed. Solution was from thread weather widget not connecting
in post #34 which reads:
"i finally solved this problem.
control panel - internet options - connections tab - LAN settings
then uncheck automatically detect settings
now they work just fine. it turned out IE wasn't connecting either, but i never knew since i use firefox!"
**Except my fix was the exact opposite. My "Automatically detect settings" box was already unchecked so I put a check in it, Applied settings, restarted and now its working. Weather is showing weather and the currency converter is no longer showing xx hours/days ago.