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AICPA Online
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants organizational Web site is available with links to a CPA News Center, information about careers, accreditation, and special links for students.

America's Labor Market Information System (ALMIS)
The purpose of this site is to provide labor market, economic and demographic information and its intended use is for states to relay information about state and national information. From the homepage, short-term and long-term forecasts of industry and occupational projections in a quality presentation can be downloaded. Access Specific State Economic Information by clicking on the desired state.

American Bankers Association
"The American Bankers Association represents banks of all sizes of issues of national importance for financial institutions and their customers. The associations mission is to serve its member banks and enhance their role as preeminent providers of financial services. ABA accomplishes this mission through federal legislative and regulatory activities, legal action, communication and consumer education, research and products and services that promote, educate, train, inform and support members."

American Stock Exchange (AMEX)
AMEX is the nation's second largest floor-based exchange. This site provides an instant price quote for up to 10 stocks or mutual funds. The homepage also includes recent news reports and AMEX and NASDAQ daily comparative charts.

Beige Book (Summary of Commentary of Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District)
Click on the Beige Book link at the bottom of the screen to retrieve the most current Beige Book. Earlier editions are also available. This online reference reports on current economic conditions in each district from information gathered from Federal Reserve District Bank and Branch directors, as well as from key business leaders. This report is published eight times per year.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The Board of Governors maintain this site by the Federal Reserve System. The Federal Reserve (the central bank of the United States) provides the nation with a safe, flexible, and stable monetary and financial system. The Monetary Policy, Banking Information and Regulation, and Research and Data are different areas presented which provide reports relating to economics and finance. The Statistics: Release and Historical Data offers daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and graphs about various financial and economic figures, including interest rates, exchange rates, assets and liabilities of lending institutions, and surveys of business lending.

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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, Department of Labor
The Economy at a Glance Web page provides access to 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 and a Keyword Search option.

Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce
The Census Bureau Economic Programs provides updated economic data in all types of areas along with economic indicators. Broad company statistics; economy-wide data; manufacturing, mining and construction data; federal, state and local government data; international, wholesale, and retail trade; and transportation data are available from links on this page.

Bureau of the Public Debt Online
The Web site provides current information on T-bills, Notes, & Bonds; the Public Debt facts, figures, and summaries; State & Local Government Securities Rates, Forms, and Rules and Regulations; Government Securities Market Regulation. Under Savings Bonds it is possible to locate bond-pricing tools, figure a bond's worth, and view bond value tables.

Business Owner's Toolkit
The Web site provides access to information about all pertinent issues that must be addressed when opening a business. It is designed for small business owners and provides information about financing, marketing, asset-management, and overall how to become a successful entrepreneur when starting a business.

CNNfn - The Financial Network
CNNfn offers users updated market summaries, online price quotes, recent economic and financial news, and comprehensive financial planning tips.

Council of Economic Advisors and the Economic Report of the President
This Web site provides users with current economic reports and publications generated by White House economic advisors. The role of these advisors is to give advice directly to the President and to shape public understanding of economic issues faced by the United States. The Economic Report of the President includes macroeconomics policy, capital flows in the global economy, and information on the international financial systems. Also included are statistical tables related to income, employment, and production.

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Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service
This site provides Tax Statistics, Forms and Publications, and Tax Regulations in an easy-to read and understand format.

Directory of Futures and Options Exchanges
This site lists the Futures and Options Exchanges located in over 94 countries. Each country lists all of its exchanges with their respective addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses for contact.

Directory of Worldwide Stock Exchanges
"The Stock Exchanges Worldwide Links is a list of the world's major stock exchanges and other exchange resources." Users are able to access links to the major exchanges located in six different geographical areas throughout the world.

Dogs of the Dow
Dogs of the Dow is a stock picking system that has gained popularity among users and the popular press. Free Research and recent news items are available for several companies listed on the Dow. The Web site also provides links to the prior week's Ten High Yielders.

Dun & Bradstreet
Dun & Bradstreet is the "leading provider of business-to-business credit, marketing, purchasing, receivable, management, and decision-support services worldwide." The Web site covers 75 million businesses in over 214 countries, including over 1.2 million leading U.S. Public and private businesses.

Economic Statistics Briefing Room (ESBR)
"The purpose of this service is to provide easy access to current Federal economic indicators ... [providing] links to information produced by a number of Federal agencies." The ESBR includes various statistics and tables regarding topics including production, output, income, employment, transportation, prices, money, and international statistics.
This online periodical offers current articles written by top economists. Search for Past Articles in the archives. The Site Index offers a comprehensive list of topics and associated links covered by the journal.

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European Interactive Directories Business Link Up
Business Link Up allows access to various exchanges located throughout the world. Each area link provides updated information for its respective markets and companies.

Financial Accounting Standards Board
"The mission of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is to establish and improve standards of financial accounting and reporting for the guidance and education of the public, including issuers, auditors and users of financial information." The actual standards aren't available at this site, but additional information is provided.

Federal Reserve Districts
This page provides links to the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Richmond, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Dallas, and San Francisco. Each of these sites provides current comprehensive statistics, economic research, and publications useful in evaluating economic and financial conditions.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
The FTC's goal is to "ensure that the nation's markets function competitively, and are vigorous, efficient, and free of undue restriction" by eliminating unfair acts. It also "undertakes economic analysis to supports its law enforcement efforts." Several reports and publications are provided by the FTC and can be easily accessed via the Site Map.

FedStats provides access to detailed state and county economic and financial information. Other governmental organization links under Agencies can also be accessed.

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

Financial Management Association International
The FMA's goal is to "broaden the common interests between academicians and practitioners, provide opportunities for professional interaction between and among academicians, practitioners and students, promote the development and understanding of basic and applied research and of sound financial practices, and to enhance the quality of education in finance." Search the Web site for specific information or access publications produced by the FMA.

GE Center for Financial Learning
"The Center was developed to promote financial literacy." It was designed to "educate and inform adults on the financial matters that are important in their lives." Provided here is information and links to information on a number of subjects, including: Financial Life Events, such as Retirement Planning and Saving for an Education; Financial Products, such as Investments and Healthcare Finance; Online Courses; and Interactive Workshops. Also included is a Resource Center with planning tools, research studies, a financial dictionary, and tips on using the Internet.

GPO Access Home Page
"The mission of the Government Printing Office (GPO) is to inform the Nation by producing, procuring, and disseminating printed and electronic publications of the Congress as well as the executive departments and establishments of the Federal Government." The site includes links to "official Federal resources" by topic as well as by an alphabetized index.

Ibbotson Associates
Ibbotson Associates focuses on providing "[helping] firms increase assets by providing representatives with the education and tools needed to reduce risk and improve returns for clients." Access abstracts of articles written from Ibbotson Research in areas of Asset Allocation, Mutual Funds, Cost of Capital, Economics, and Behavioral Finance.

IMF--International Monetary Fund
"The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available."

IPO Central (Initial Public Offering)
IPO Central is maintained by Hoover's Online Business Network and provides users with current news about IPOs and information about IPOs by publicly-held companies. Click on links located in the left column to get the latest filings, pricings, and a beginner's guide to IPOs.

MSN Money Central
MSN Money Central features a wide-array of financial information regarding personal finance and corporate financial matters. Money Central Investor features articles, market reports, stock reports and research, and mutual fund research.

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"MergerNetwork is an online listing service for buyers and sellers of businesses." Buyers and sellers can access information about available business prospects, both domestically and internationally. Different types of businesses of various sizes and industries are listed with prices.

Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee
The minutes of the FOMC allows access to the past four years of FOMC meeting minutes which contain discussions about developments in foreign exchanges and domestic financial markets, economic policy, consumer spending, business investment, and financial and economic forecasts. This Web site also provides access to Annual Reports of various subjects presented to Congress.
Moody's assigns independent rating opinions to help investors manage credit risk. This site provides information from the U.S. and 17 different countries about specific ratings for different investments, including Money Market Fund Ratings, Bond Fund Ratings, Pension Fund Ratings, and Local Government Investment. The Web site also provides information about its Rating System and recent Rating Actions by a specific industry. This site provides an Overview of the Economy both domestically and internationally.

The NASDAQ Stock Market was the first electronic stock market. This site provides an instant price quote for up to 10 stocks or mutual funds. Visitors to this site can access earning information about traded companies and also information about overall market activity. The site provides several tables and graphs about U.S. Markets and News. The NASDAQ-100 Index reflects the stock exchange's largest companies across major industry groups and charts the growth of the top companies and provides links to the respected firms listed on the Index.

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
"The NBER is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works." Search for specific economic and financial researched topics published by top professors and scholars.

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
Find financial data on a specific company, request an annual report, see trends in the market by a specific industry, and read current press releases at this Web site. Up-to-date price quotes, current P/E ratios, earnings per share, and dividend information for all companies listed on the exchange are provided. Under "Education" in the "About the NYSE", the NYSE provides educational publications, an interactive education center, and a stock market game.

New York Times
This online news source offers a Business Page which gives information about current business news, market reports, breaking headlines from the Associated Press and Reuters, and Company Information.

Nouriel Roubini's Global Macroeconomic and Financial Policy Site
This site is maintained by Nouriel Roubini, Associate Professor of Economics and International Business at New York University. It provides information and links to information on the following topics: Asian Crisis, International Financial System, Financial Sector Issues, Countries, Exchange Rates, Current Policy Topics, Academic Research, Macro Resources, Data, and Tools. Also included is a list of links to various full-text articles and publications in the field.

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Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
This Web site offers Budget Documents including a government-wide performance plan. There is also an OMB Search Engine available to find desired budget and legislative information.

The Official Web Site of the American Accounting Association
This searchable Web site has information about AAA meetings, calls for papers, publications, faculty development, placement, the marketplace, and links to additional useful information.

"Palisade is the premiere source for software and books for risk analysis, decision analysis, forecasting, optimization, data analysis, and more." This Web site lets you purchase any of its analysis and consulting software.

Personal Investing
Personal Investing is part of a comprehensive website by BusinessWeek Online featuring financial and economic topics. It contains information on markets, stocks, funds, sectors, Economy & Bonds, and Personal Finance.

Preview to the Easy Accounting Guide
This Web site provides definitions of accounting terms. Click on the example links to access sample financial statements.

This Web site provides a list of links to domestic and international financial markets located online. Access information on Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds,and Commodities.

Resources for Economists on the Internet
"This guide is sponsored by the American Economic Association. It lists 1,311 resources in 96 sections and sub-sections available on the Internet of interest to academic and practicing economists, and those interested in economics." The Table of Contents is an excellent guide to other reputable Internet resources that allows access to data about domestic and international economic and financial conditions and forecasts, media and organizational sources, and scholarly research regarding economics and finance.

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The Risk Management Association
"The Risk Management Association is a member-driven professional association whose sole purpose is to advance the use of sound risk principles in the financial services industry." Access articles about recent trends or new stories in credit risk, or Search for financial information.

Rutgers Accounting Web
The Rutgers Accounting Web is a part of the International Accounting Network. This Web site has an extensive list of Accounting Resources (including links to The Big Five, Educational Departments of universities, Finance, and Taxation resources). Links to FASB, GASB, and other accounting associations are also available.

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

This Web site offers facts, questions & answers, and current SEC rulings. In addition, under the Enforcement Division there is information regarding recent legal aspects in securities, SEC rule-making information, and information for small businesses.

Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA "[maintains] and [strengthens] the nation's economy by aiding, counseling, assisting and protecting the interests of small businesses and by helping families and businesses recover from national disasters." Gain insight from professionals about Financing Your Business, Business Opportunities, and other topics for entrepreneurs.

SmartMoney: Bond Investing
SmartMoney: Bond Investing allows access to information that will aid in understanding all aspects of bonds and identifying those which are good purchases for different financial and investment strategies.

Standard & Poor's
"Standard & Poor's sets the standard as the globally pre-eminent provider of independent, widely recognized investment data, valuation, analysis, and options." Standard and Poor's serves more than 70 countries through its global office network. Under each of the ratings categories, there is breaking news, daily ratings and lists, pre-sale reports, subscriptions and services, and upcoming seminars and teleconferences.

State PIRGs: Public Interest Research Groups
"The state Public Interest Research Groups are an alliance of state-based, citizen-funded organizations that advocate for the public interest." Use the search function to access information on various economic and finance topics.

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US Savings Bond Online
Treasury Securities and Savings Bonds, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, allows users to access Treasury Bill, Treasury Notes and Bond Auction Results, as well as information about market rates and savings bonds.

U.S. Department of Commerce
The U.S. Department of Commerce "[promotes] job creation and improve living standards for all Americans by creating an infrastructure that encourages economic growth, technological competitiveness, and sustainable development, conservation, and wise use of living marine resources." This Web site offers current news information and the latest economic indicators released by the government. It also provides links to other divisions of the Department of Commerce.

USA Today
USA Today offers online news about the nation's top news stories. The Money page gives updated price quotes, investor tools, and top business news.

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Virtual Finance Library
Virtual Finance, sponsored by Ohio State University, provides a Financial Data Finder that allows users to search a database for key financial terms. The index in the left column of the Web site provides an excellent resource for all types of financial information.

Wall Street Journal
The online journal offers free stock quotes, free Annual Reports of selected companies, and free Mutual Fund Prospectuses online, sorted by fund family name or investment objective.

Washington Post
The Washington Post Business & Technology page allows users to access recent business news, daily market tracking, in-depth Company Research, and an Archive search which locates news headlines from the past 12 years.

This Web site offers numerous types of scholarly information related to economics. With material written by top professionals in economics, it offers several comprehensive topics in economics.

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