Agency for Health Care Policies &
Information about health care plans, diseases, and what questions to ask your
annual credit report
- Obtain a FREE credit report on an annual basis.
BANKRATE.COM - Lists
credit cards with APR comparisons from lowest to highest and other useful
consumer credit information.
Better Business Bureau
Aims to promote ethical business, including BBB Code of Advertising, Standards
for Charitable Solicitations and other booklets. Provides searchable directory of BBB's in
U.S. and Canada with links to them. (Reports on local businesses must be ordered directly
from local BBB's.) Provides BBB's Philanthropic Advisory Service, which provides detailed
reports on programs, fundraising practices and finances of nonprofit organizations and
charities and even handles complaints.
- Read about scam artist hustles and how to avoid them from the Federal Trade
Consumer Price Indexes
- Represents changes in prices of all goods and services purchased for consumption
by urban households.
REPORT PRODUCT RECALL INFORMATION - Find out if a
product you own has been recalled, and what to do about it.
Indexing and abstracting service for finding reviews of products, on or off the
Internet from over 90 printed sources.
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Publications, press releases, recalls, and links to other consumer information.
Edmund's Automobile Buyer's
Information about new and used car buying. Current information on dealer and
manufacturer incentives and rebated, safety information, recalls since 1989, road test
results, auto show highlights and buyer advice.
Provides wide range of information (free and some for fee) about topics such as
personal credit, buying and selling a home, gaining a copy of your credit report,
obtaining home or personal loans.
Federal Consumer Information Center
Full text of hundreds of pamphlets from Consumer Information Catalog in ASCII
Food & Drug Administration
- Monthly magazine FDA Consumer, and searchable index from 1985.
Information Center -
Focuses primarily on telemarketing and online fraud.
- U. S. Government recalls.
RIPOFF REPORT - Prepared by consumers
for consumers with information about consumer complaints and concerns
America's Career InfoNet - Extenive federal- and state-sponsored career
site providing access to job banks, employment service providers, and career
information maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor.
America's Job Bank
- Computerized network of 1,800 state Employment Service offices and approximately
250,000 jobs. For job seekers, it includes the largest pool of active job opportunities
available anywhere. For employers it has rapid, national exposure for job openings.
- entrepreneurial research institute that invests
in exceptional people with bold ideas, freeing them to go beyond the
domain of traditional research labs and venture funds.
Successful entrepreneuring - Hundreds of on-line resources to help start and run a business.
- Annual reports of numerous companies that can be mailed to you, free of charge.
- Facsimiles of corporate annual reports from the Lippincott Library
collection of the Wharton School Corporate Annual Reports Collection.
- Statistics of U.S. Businesses by the U.S. Census Bureau. A good source for companies,
establishments, employment, payroll, and receipts.
- Current information about business, markets, investments, and other current
business topics. Includes real-time stock trades for the American Stock Exchange and New
York Stock Exchange during the trading day.
CorpTech Directory of Technology Companies
- Provides descriptive information on over 40,000 U.S. high technology companies, including
many small, privately-owned computer software and hardware firms, and many biotechnology
firms. Also provides Company's internet address and links to stock prices and charts, SEC
files and news headlines.
Dunn and Bradstreet
- Offers extremely limited free information - requires credit-card paid subscriptions.
EDGAR Database of Corporate Information
- Corporate information filed by companies with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
- Contains many Links to Fortune lists organized by country, industry and company. Including
Fortune 500 list
Fortune Global 500 list.
Delayed stock and bond quotes, charts, mutual fund data, market updates, and
NYU EDGAR - The New York University Stern Business School allows searching on the EDGAR
Starting point for information on more than 10,000 companies. Includes corporate
web sites, corporate job listing sites, business tools, investment tools, and business
Moody's Investors Service
- Provides independent credit ratings, research and financial information.
Standard and Poors
- Information, insight and analysis about equities, stocks, foreign exchange and
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
- Search more than 155,000 companies classified under more than 55,000 product and
service headings listed in the Thomas Register. Includes more than 2,300 online
supplier catalogs with 40,000 pages of detailed buying and specifying information.
BIZNAR - One-stop
business research portal.
Business.com - Comprehensive
Directory and search engine that focuses exclusively on business to
finding information on industries, companies, business people and products.
New York Public Library Science,
Industry and Business Library - Provides links to a variety of science, industry, and business information
available at The New York Public Library and elsewhere on the Internet.
North American Industry
Classification System - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
has replaced the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. It
was developed jointly by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to provide new
comparability in statistics about business activity across North America.
Resources for Economists on the Internet
- Resources on the Internet of interest to academic and practicing economists, and
those interested in economics.
- comprehensive resource
for industrial information. Locate manufacturers, distributors and service
- Provides business with one-stop access to federal
government information, services, and transactions. Contains answers to
questions frequently asked of the government; expert tools, step-by-step
guides, and transactions; and online resources and regulations for
topics of interest.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates
economic and statistical data in the field of labor economics and
statistics to the American public, Congress other Federal agencies,
State and local governments, business, and labor
- Source of social, demographic, and economic information collected by the
Commerce Business Daily
- Official, free, online listing of
Government contracting opportunities which are published in the Commerce
Consumer Price Indexes -
Represents changes in prices of all goods and services purchased for consumption
by urban households.
Environmental Services Directory - A
business-to-business of environmental services, products, and information
sources available in Washington State.
- Federal and government legal
information in a well organized format. Laws and statutes from States,
congressional bills, court system breakdown, labor rulings and
professional legal organizations.
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
- Economic data and research, consumer credit,
treasury securities and bond information, links to other Federal Reserve
Banks and other financial resources.
Food & Drug Administration
- Monthly magazine FDA Consumer,
and searchable index from 1985.
FRED: Federal Reserve Economic Data
- Provides consumers, economists and financial institutions around the
world with economic and financial information.
- Contains demographic,
economic, and school data made available via the Internet through a
project at Oregon State University.
- Includes the Congressional Record, Federal Register, GAO
Reports, History of Bills, and Unified Agenda among many other
government database offerings.
National Technical Information Service
- "The National Technical Information Service is the U.S. Government's central source
for the distribution of scientific, technical, engineering, and related business
information. This information is produced by or for the U.S. Government and complementary
material from international sources. Nearly 3 million products are available from NTIS in
a variety of formats, including microfiche, paper, diskette, audiovisual, CD-ROM, and
Occupational Outlook Handbook -
Career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to
individuals making decisions about their future work lives.
Patent and Trademark Office
- Information about patents, a guide to filing a design patent
application and registering a trademark.
Securities and Exchange Commission
- Covers investor assistance & complaints, SEC Digest & Statements,
current SEC rulemaking, enforcement actions, and small business
State and Local Government Internet
directory - Provides one-stop
access to thousands of state agencies and city and county governments.
Commercial Code - Access to the Uniform Commercial
Code - Articles 1-9. It does not provide access to the revised Article 5
National Trade DataBank
- Market research information, prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce,
including the most recent trade promotions and international economic data from 15 federal
agencies. Over 100,000 documents, tables and time-series data.
Intelligence, Inc. -
"Tools that help companies build customer loyalty, increase market
share, sharpen their competitive edge, and ensure a solid return on
their customer service investment."
Business Researcher's Interests
- Access to full-text articles & papers, magazines & journals, case studies
and tools, and other resources on issues of interest to business, technology &
Dunn and Bradstreet
- Links to sites that offer related business services.
Financial Data Finder -
Points to financial and economic data available on the Web.
- Information on borrowing money and luring investors.
- More than 8,000 sites for worldwide, nonprofit organizations.
Legal Topics - Covers antitrust; arbitration &
mediation; bankruptcy; civil rights; constitutional; criminal;
cyberspace law; elder; immigration; legal ethics; preventive law; tax;
trusts and estates; and women and the law; among other topics. (requires
a free login)
RECALLS - Find out about recalls of
foods, drugs, sports equipment, toys, and other products.
Home Based Business Links - Links to
over 200 sites and articles.
VALUATION Resources - Provides links to industry resources for over
250 industries. Individual pages for each industry list resources available
from trade associations, publications, and research firms which address
subjects such as industry overview, issues, trends, and outlook, financial
ratios and benchmarking, compensation surveys, and valuation resources.
Business and Economy
- Covers business schools; classifieds; consumer economy; conventions and
conference; economics; electronic commerce; international economy;
management information systems; marketing; markets and investments; products
and services; real estate; taxes; technology policy; trade; and
transportation, among other topics.
free patent searching
Patent and Trademark Office
- Information about patents, a guide to filing a design patent application and
registering a trademark.
Small Business Information:
Small Business Administration
Access to information of interest to small businesses including disaster
assistance, the Small Business Act Regulations, starting your own business,
financing your business, expanding your business, your local SBA resources, Library of
business shareware, Library of SBA files, and SBA offices and partners.
Federal Para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa -La Agencia Federal Para
el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa (SBA, por sus siglas en inglés de Small
Business Administration) fue creada en 1953 con la misión de estimular el crecimiento
de la economía de los Estados Unidos mediante el desarrollo de negocios
pequeños. (Small Business Administration website - in Spanish)
Small Business Advisor
- Extensive information about doing business with the U.S. Government, tax law information
and current articles concerning financial management of a small business.
SMALL-BUSINESS SUCCESS - How to
research product ideas, finance and grow a business, sell over the
Internet, manage paperwork, etc.
Small and Home Based
- Links to over 200 sites and articles.
Demographics - Text, tables, graphics, and a search tool for articles
describing consumer trends. (You must pay a monthly subscription fee to
use this resource.)
American Industry Classification System
- North American Industry
Classification System (NAICS) has replaced the U.S. Standard Industrial
Classification (SIC) system. It was developed jointly by the U.S.,
Canada, and Mexico to provide new comparability in statistics about business
activity across North America.
Resources on the Web (Comprehensive Economics) -
Includes comprehensive sites, business and industry, cost of living, federal/state
finances, general finance, foreign/international data, foreign trade, labor.
STAT-USA - Provides domestic and international business, trade and economic information
from more than 50 government agencies.
U.S. CENSUS BUREAU - Source of social, demographic, and economic information collected by the federal
Stock Market Information:
American Stock Exchange
- Links to a market summary, news, listed companies, options & derivatives,
gallery, and information exchange for those interested in the American Stock Exchange.
AUSTRALIAN STOCK EXCHANGE - Tenth largest stock market in the world on the basis of domestic capitalization.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange
- International marketplace where futures and options contracts on traded including
currencies, interest rates, stock indexes and agricultural commodities.
- Market news, market activity, stock quotes, and NASDAQ company information.
New York Stock Exchange
- Links to world's largest equities market, providing stock quotes. A good source of
definitions for stock market terms.
- Provides real-time stock quotes.
- Serves individual investors with delayed stock and mutual fund quotes and
historical charts since 1993.
Stock Exchange - Venture capital marketplace specializing in raising capital for small-and
medium-sized companies, both in the resource and non-resource industries. It trades
equities, gold and equity options, and bonds. Approximately 1,650 issues are currently
listed on the Exchange, representing 1,500 companies. Located in Vancouver, British
Stock Market Information - Historic:
Includes adjusted and unadjusted prices with coverage back to 1985.
(formerly IQC) -
Get current quote, then click on "Hist. prices" Adjusted prices only. Date
coverage back to 1968.
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