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Company & Industry

American Stock Exchange Home Page
"As the nation's most diversified financial marketplace, the American Stock Exchange conducts trading through an advanced centralized specialist system and is committed to providing a superior marketplace for the investing public and its members. Details on how the Exchange works can be found in Market Structure and Trade Execution."

Business and Finance Links
There are a multitude of business and finance links at this page that is touted as "a librarian's choice of the best of the web".

Business Wire
"Business Wire disseminates full-text news announcements from thousands of companies and organizations worldwide (our members) to news media, financial markets, disclosure systems, investors, information web sites, databases and other audiences." Corporate news, recent news releases, industry specific news, and corporate profiles of selected companies along with links to those companies are listed.

CEOExpress
"CEOExpress.com is designed to be the executives interface to the Internet. That information is delivered to the users desktop in a clear, easy-to-use format. The sites ultimate goal is to be the best executive assistant imaginable, providing a tool that users would have created themselves if they had the time and knowledge of the Internet." This site has links to all types of online magazines and news sources, Internet tools, business and company research tools, links to updated financial markets, governmental agencies, banking and finance, international business, statistics, laws, and research. It is an excellent site with information on a variety of topics. Links to individual company information includes a research report, sales analysis, price analysis (providing prices in a table), and an earnings analysis.

Current Industrial Reports (CIR)
The Manufacturing and Construction Division (MCD) of the U.S. Census Bureau "provides data on key barometers and indicators regarding US economic production and activity." They also "publish [detailed] statistics by industry and geographic area on employment, wages, inventories, value added, and value of shipments for the Manufacturing, Mining, and Construction Sectors, to name a few." This site contains many options for obtaining information including "Custom Data Extractions," "Manipulable Data," and files available in PDF format.

EDGAR-Online - the Source for Today's SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) Filings
EDGAR stands for Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval which serves as the SEC's database of required corporate filings; provides up-to-the-second information that companies are required to submit to the SEC, including annual reports. Search EDGAR Archives is an index from 1993 through present EDGAR full-text documents. FreeEDGAR is another place where annual reports are available. You must sign up for a free two week trial in order to fully utilize this Web site.

Finance News for IT Managers
This is an excellent page by internetnews.com full of links to all kinds of stock market and company information on both American & Canadian companies.

Fortune.com
This site provides links for all your business needs. The Fortune 500 list links to snapshot information about the companies profiled. They include industry snapshots with rankings, revenues, profits, earnings per share, total return to investors, and number of employees and a link to the Global 500.

Hoover's Company Information
Companies can be searched by name, ticker symbol, or keyword, by industry, location and annual sales. Get the latest quotes and news.

Inc. 500 Companies
This site provides the location, description, Web site URL, revenue, profit and number of employees of companies that have been listed on the Inc. 500 list since 1982.

Industry Research Desk
"This web site provides tools for researching specific companies, industries, and manufacturing processes." It provides links to search engines, office tools, industry data, industry homepages, and manufacturing homepages.

IndustryLink
IndustryLink provides a comprehensive list of twenty-five industries and related links to companies in each industry area. Experts evaluate Web sites registered with the company based on the value and amount of its content, ease and speed of use, timeliness of content, innovative use of emerging web technology, and visual appeal to decide whether or not it is placed on the industry lists.

Investor Relations Information Network (IRIN)
"The Investor Relations Information Network (IRIN) provides a single point of reference for accessing electronic annual reports--considered by many investors to be the most valuable means of communication between a company and its shareholders. More than 3,500 current annual reports are available for viewing and printing." It also includes other investor resources which allow users to access online news information.

MultexInvestor
This site provides links to analyst's research, Quote/Chart, a snapshot report, real time quotes, charts, news, significant developments, highlight reports, performance reports, earnings estimates, ration comparisons, business description, company overview, income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow information.

NASDAQ Stock Market Home Page
Get information about market prices of companies traded on NASDAQ and link to companies traded on the exchange.

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Home Page
Get information about market prices of companies traded on the NYSE and link to companies traded on the exchange.

PRWeb
PRWeb offers press releases posted in the last 90 days, organized by industry, online public relations organizations resources, and sites to help users promote anything both online or off-line. It is very helpful in finding news information about a certain industry for the last 90 days.

Public Register's Annual Reports Service
Order free annual reports from this site.

Report Gallery
"The Report Gallery is the most complete and up-to-date listing of Annual Reports and related financial reports online today. Save time and paper by researching your reports online. The Report Gallery currently lists over 2,200 Annual Reports and covers the majority of the fortune 500 companies.

TD Waterhouse
TD Waterhouse is a Web site that generates free charts and quotes for publicly-traded stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.

US Business Advisor
This is an excellent Web site that provides substantial information to businesses on business development, financial assistance, taxes, laws and regulations, international trade, workplace issues, and buying and selling.

US Census Bureau Annual Survey of Manufactures
This site describes the purpose, content, methods, and uses of the Bureau's Annual Survey of Manufactures, which "provides sample estimates of statistics for all manufacturing establishments with one or more paid employee." It also lists related programs of the Bureau.

US Census Bureau North American Industry Classification System
This site provides detailed information, charts, and graphs about domestic industries.

Web100 Big Business on the Web
"The Web100 tracks the largest American and international companies on the Web (ranked by revenue), listing these corporate giants along with their Fortune 500 and Global 500 rankings." It contains company information in the topics of: Dow Jones Business Directory reviews, Stock quotes/charts, Company news, 5-year income profiles, Hoovers Company Capsules, and Subsidiaries/Related Sites. Due to its comprehensive index, "the Web100 is a valuable resource for business analysts, investors, and anybody else interested in Big Business on the Web."

Zacks.com
Locate reports such as the annual and quarterly return on equity; annual and quarterly ratios and turnover rates; annual and quarterly balance sheets; annual and quarterly income statements; company news; annual cash flow statements; and industry information. This site is provided to Northwest Missouri State University by Zacks Investment Research.

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General Business

Best Information on the Net (BIOTN): Business and Economics
This site houses a list of statistical links on a myriad of business and economic topics in the form of trends, profiles, indicators, surveys, tables, and more. This site is maintained by reference librarians at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.

Business Resources on the Web
This resource is maintained by the Foster Business Library of the University of Washington in Tacoma. It houses a searchable database to a multitude of reviewed business links, most of which include annotations. It also allows users to search under the topics of: Business - General, Accounting & Taxation, Banking and Finance, Business Law, Business & Industry Statistics, Career/MBA, Company Directories, Company Financials, Stocks & Investments, Consumer Information, E-Commerce/E-Business, Economics, Government Information, International Business, Marketing & Advertising, Meta Sites and Business Portals, News & Electronic Journals, Nonprofit Information, Pacific Northwest Business, and Small Business/HomeOffice.

CEOExpress
"CEOExpress.com is designed to be the executives interface to the Internet. That information is delivered to the users desktop in a clear, easy-to-use format. The sites ultimate goal is to be the best executive assistant imaginable, providing a tool that users would have created themselves if they had the time and knowledge of the Internet." This site has links to all types of online magazines and news sources, Internet tools, business and company research tools, links to updated financial markets, governmental agencies, banking and finance, international business, statistics, laws, and research. It is an excellent site with information on a variety of topics.

Rutgers University Libraries Business Page
This index of links is maintained by Rutgers University Libraries. It allows passage to information on the following topics: Banks and Financial Services, Biographical Resources, Business Courseware, Business Electronic Journals, Business News Sources, Company Research, Electronic Commerce, Financing your Business, General Business, Indexes to Business Topics, Industry Research, International Business, Internet Marketing, Job Searching, Market Research, Organizational Behavior and HRM, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Stock and Commodity Exchanges. This site also contains links to a business cyberlibrary, an accounting web, and marketing links.

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Investment & Stock Market

411 Stocks
This site includes lists of market indices, the day's most requested stocks, and the day's market movers. The site gives viewers the option of searching for a company's stock data by entering the company's ticker or name.

About.com - Stocks
This is an excellent Web site with substantial information on a variety of financial topics. This site is not solely based on stocks, but all topics associated with investing and finance. Current information, calculators, and analysis tools are located under each topic listed in the left column.

American Stock Exchange (ASE) Home Page
"As the nation's most diversified financial marketplace, the American Stock Exchange conducts trading through an advanced centralized specialist system and is committed to providing a superior marketplace for the investing public and its members. Details on how the Exchange works can be found in Market Structure and Trade Execution."

ASK Research Real-time
This site provides daily charts, intraday charts, and a watch list that can be personalized.

BigCharts
Create stock price charts for 1 day, 2 days, 5 days, 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 6 months, year-to-date, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years and one decade at this site.

BizLink
This online business resource provides links to Web sites containing business information. There are 11 subject areas for sites, including Company Research, Starting a Business, and International Business.

Bloomberg.com
This site links to most active stocks on all of the American exchanges, interest rates, and top mutual funds. World market links include international yield curves, currency calculators, and equity indexes.

BobBrinker.com
Bob Brinker, investment management professional, provides this investment site as a supplement to his monthly investment newsletter, Marketimer. Topics include stock market timing, mutual fund recommendations, stock selections, and model portfolios.

Bondsonline
This site provides the latest information on various types of bonds, as well as bond quotes and outlooks.

Brill's Mutual Funds Interactive
This page just about has it all; from a financial glossary to user support groups. Some of the services offered on this site are weekly feature articles, news and stock quotes, Fund Talk, Fund 101, profiles, and expert commentary.

Business and Finance Links
There are a multitude of business and finance links at this page that is touted as "a librarian's choice of the best of the web."

CEOExpress
"CEOExpress.com is designed to be the executives interface to the Internet. That information is delivered to the users desktop in a clear, easy-to-use format. The sites ultimate goal is to be the best executive assistant imaginable, providing a tool that users would have created themselves if they had the time and knowledge of the Internet." This site has links to all types of online magazines and news sources, Internet tools, business and company research tools, links to updated financial markets, governmental agencies, banking and finance, international business, statistics, laws, and research. It is an excellent site with information on a variety of topics.

Charles Schwab
Compare over 1,400 mutual funds from this site and read up-to-the-minute market highlights.


CNN/Money
Check this excellent site for up-to-the-minute financial news. There are lots of links from the main page to all sorts of information including Markets and Stocks, Personal Finance, Retirement and Mutual Funds.

CNN/Money: Mutual Funds
This site provides the latest mutual fund information along with breaking news articles on mutual funds and stock quotes.

Commodity Futures Chart Selection Menu
This site provides information regarding financial futures and financial indexes. It also contains daily charts for commodities such as grains, meat, and energy.

ConvertBond.com
This site provides a free two week trial. Bond prices, charts, analyses, stock prices, news about bonds, and some historical data is provided.

DailyStocks.com
"DailyStocks.com is the web's first and biggest stock research site! Daily Stocks Inc. also develops financial based web sites and other projects." Search the database by fund or stock symbol.

DTN InterQuote
"DTN.IQ is a real-time, streaming quote and news service with data direct from the exchanges." It provides information on stocks, options, mutual funds, bonds, and futures from most US exchanges. This site also offers a one week free trial.

Dow Jones Indexes
"Dow Jones Indexes develops, maintains and licenses market indexes for investment products. Among its more than 3,000 indexes are the world's best known stock indicator, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the leading pan-European indexes, the Dow Jones STOXX Indexes. Dow Jones Indexes is an independent, full-service index provider, supplying accurate, reliable and transparent index data."

eSignal
"The eSignal business unit (eSignal) is the retail arm of Interactive Data Corporation (NASDAQ: IDCO)." The site provides "real-time market data and decision support tools to active investors." eSignal is " a real-time quote service that delivers continuously updating, time-sensitive financial data over the Internet to active traders' and individual investors' PCs or laptops. The software provides market quotes for stocks, options and futures, among others, as well as charts, news, research and alerts, to the growing base of online investors." The site is a division of Interactive Data Corporation.

Holt Stock Report
Recent financial and investment articles are given. The page also provides the actual Holt Report.

How to Research a Stock
When researching a stock, investors should find answers to five key questions.

InvestingInBonds.com
This Web site is sponsored by the Bond Market Association and provides current news and advice for investors. Users can find the current daily bond rates, a bond glossary, advice for bond investing, and a list of Web links to additional information.

Investor Home
"Investor Home provides relevant information, sound objective advice, and rapid efficient navigation to the best and most useful investor oriented sites on the World Wide Web." This site also has a searchable database to almost any investing and stock information topic.

Investor Relations Information Network (IRIN)
"The Investor Relations Information Network (IRIN) provides a single point of reference for accessing electronic annual reports--considered by many investors to be the most valuable means of communication between a company and its shareholders. More than 3,500 current annual reports are available for viewing and printing." It also includes other investor resources which allow users to access online news information.

INVESTools Inc
INVESTools provides recent news articles, stock quotes, portfolio information, reports and data, newsletters of interest, and links to other useful sources. It also provides "must see" reports in Portfolio Workshop, INVESTools Charts, and Standard & Poor's. INVESTools Charts allows users to create 1, 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 month charts.

iWon Money
Research, short quotes, long quotes, news, charts, financial statements, analyst ratings, and historical data for a multitude of companies is available at this site.

Kiplinger.com
This site provides stock quotes and excellent online calculators for saving & investing, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, home, auto, credit cards, housing and budgeting.

Lycos Finance
Some of the major features in this site are quotes, charts, news, research, industry updates, and mutual fund information. Trend reports and annual reports are also important tools on this site.

Morningstar.com
This site offers information on over 10,000 mutual funds, 6,000 stocks, etc. all totaling over "100,000 investment securities." A portfolio tracker is also provided.

MSN MoneyCentral Investor
This site allows users to enter a company's symbol for the latest quotes, news, or charts. It also provides the latest investment news and information on the market, stocks, funds, and trading. It includes a Stock Research Wizard that allows comparison of one company against two others.

NASDAQ Stock Market Home Page
Retrieve information about market prices of companies traded on NASDAQ and links to companies traded on the exchange.

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Home Page
Get information about market prices of companies traded on the NYSE and link to companies traded on the exchange.

Path to investing
This site is for anyone interested in investing for college, retirement, or managing a portfolio. It is easy to use and includes some games and puzzles. It is highly recommended.

Reuters.com
MoneyNet.com and Reuters.com, partner to bring a site that includes quotes, charts/graphs, market snapshots and an annual report order form. You can also locate current stock quotes on the Reuters quote page.

Silicon Investor
This is a powerful and frequently used online financial source - great for tracking high-tech stocks and for those that seek to invest on their own.

Standard & Poor's (S&P) Index Information
Information is provided regarding market prices of companies that are part of the S&P 500, other S&P indices and links to companies that are part of the S&P Indices.

Stocks.com: The Financial Resource Guide
This site provides access to dozens of other financial and investment sites on the Web.

Finance News for IT Managers
This site, by internetnews.com, is an excellent page full of links to all kinds of stock market and company information on both American & Canadian companies.

Zacks.com
Locate reports such as the annual and quarterly return on equity; annual and quarterly ratios and turnover rates; annual and quarterly balance sheets; annual and quarterly income statements; company news; annual cash flow statements; and industry information. This site is provided to Northwest Missouri State University by Zacks Investment Research.

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News & Economy

Beige Book from the Federal Reserve System (Current Economic Conditions)
Click on Beige Book to get the most current year. "Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key businessmen, economists, market experts, and other sources." Each of the districts provides an overview and specifically addresses consumer spending, tourism, manufacturing, construction and real estate, labor markets, prices, agriculture and natural resources, and banking and finance.

BizJournals.com (41 cities included)
Use the site's navigation bars to access the home pages of the nations' most prominent business journals from major cities around the country. Users will be able to search for news items, articles and other information.

Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce
This department prepares estimates on key national, international, and regional aspects of the United States economy. Included are in-depth reports, tables, and analyses of the national, international, and regional economies.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Department of Labor
The Economy at a Glance Web page lets users to access information about certain sectors of the economy including the labor market, hours, earnings and productivity, and the consumer and producer price indices. Also included is a Publication & Research Papers page. Users can also do a Keyword Search of BLS Web Pages for terms related to the topic.

BusinessWeek Online
BusinessWeek Online is the Web-based version of its magazine, with additional information being added daily. Users can find comprehensive information, including news and advice on topics such as, investing, global business, technology, small business, business schools, and careers.

CEOExpress
"CEOExpress.com is designed to be the executives interface to the Internet. That information is delivered to the users desktop in a clear, easy-to-use format. The sites ultimate goal is to be the best executive assistant imaginable, providing a tool that users would have created themselves if they had the time and knowledge of the Internet." This site has links to all types of online magazines and news sources, Internet tools, business and company research tools, links to updated financial markets, governmental agencies, banking and finance, international business, statistics, laws, and research. It is an excellent site with information on a variety of topics.

Datazone - Quarterly Wage and Employment Series
This Web site provides statistics and current detailed analysis for wage and employment trends. Information from the past several decades is included.

Digital Librarian: Business and Finance
There are a multitude of business and finance links at this page that is touted as "a librarian's choice of the best of the web."

Dismal Scientist
This is an economic information and economic analysis Web site that provides current news about the economy, as well as forecasts, data, and Dismal economic tools. The site includes forecasts, demographic information, and thousands of economic statistics.

eSignal
"The eSignal business unit (eSignal) is the retail arm of Interactive Data Corporation (NASDAQ: IDCO)." The site provides "real-time market data and decision support tools to active investors." eSignal is " a real-time quote service that delivers continuously updating, time-sensitive financial data over the Internet to active traders' and individual investors' PCs or laptops. The software provides market quotes for stocks, options and futures, among others, as well as charts, news, research and alerts, to the growing base of online investors." The site is a division of Interactive Data Corporation.

Economagic.com: Economic Time Series Page
"This page is meant to be a comprehensive site of free, easily available economic time series data useful for economic research, in particular economic forecasting." There are links to the gross domestic product (gdp), labor statistics, leading economic indicators, real personal consumption, population, consumer price index, m1-m2-m3 money supply, industrial production index, unemployment rate, gross national product, and personal income in dollars.

Economic History Resources
This web site includes a number of historical resources, including:

  • What was the Inflation Rate Then? This page allows users to "compute the inflation rate for the United States between 1666 and today"; in addition, it is possible to determine the "inflation rate for a range of years".
  • How much is that? This page allows users to compare the worth of a dollar from 1789 - present; real and nominal GDP from 1789 - present; purchasing power of a dollar from 1665 - 2002; the price of gold from 1257 - 2001; the cost of unskilled labor in the US from 1774 - present; exchange rate between the US and forty other countries from 1913 - 1999; and an interest rate series from 1790 - 2001.

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED II)
"This site offers a wealth of economic data and information to promote economic education and enhance economic research. The widely used database FRED II is updated regularly and allow[s] 24/7 access to regional and national financial and economic data." The database is composed of over "1000 U.S. economic time series" which can be downloaded in text or Microsoft Excel formats.

Finance News for IT Managers
This is an excellent page by internetnews.com full of links to all kinds of stock market and company information on both American & Canadian companies.


Newspage.com
This newspage for business contains industry information, company links, and searchable news sources.

Knowledge at Wharton
"Knowledge@Wharton is a biweekly online resource that offers the latest business insights, information and research from a variety of sources. These include analysis of current business trends, interviews with industry leaders and Wharton faculty, articles based on the most recent business research, book reviews, conference and seminar reports, links to other web sites and so on." This site is sponsored by the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

PR Newswire
"PR Newswire provides comprehensive news targeting, distribution, and measurement services on behalf of some 40,000 organizations worldwide who seek to reach the news media, the investment community and the general public with their up to the minute, full-text news developments."

PRWeb
PRWeb offers press releases posted in the last 90 days, organized by industry, online public relations organizations resources, and sites to help users promote anything both online or off-line. It is very helpful in finding news information about a certain industry for the last 90 days.

Smartmoney.com: Economy & Bonds
There's an economy watch link that includes key indicators, employment, price indicators, consumption, and price indexes. It also provides news about the economy and information about a particular company. You can get reports on earnings, ratings, key ratios, and the competition.

US Business Advisor - Laws & Regulations
The US Business Advisor is a comprehensive Web site that provides information about laws and regulations for different sectors of business.

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