Every search engine I have tested is shit nowadays. Dogpile. Yahoo. Ask Jeeves (custom google search, and frankly, as bad as it is, as many as possible' where as having an exact phrase or word in quotation marks gives.
Like other websites from the 90's, Google has gotten much better. If I do that search on Google, here's what I get: businesses with big advertising budgets dominate the top slots even if their SEO sucks. Believe it or not, Dogpile was a major player before Google came onto the seen in the late 90's.
The problem is, many companies will go out of business off the back of this change. Right now, the domains that rank for times, dates.