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Business

Business Meta-Sites

These sites provide access to a wide range of business information which can include online databases, directories, financial and investment information, news, government information, and even interactive meeting places for businesspeople.

  • Business 2.0
    From CNNMoney.com, this is one of the best collections of web sites for answering all your business and personal finance questions.
  • Business.com
    (http://www.business.com/)
    Over 65,000 business categories and a “search engine for managing and growing your business.”
  • CEO Express
    (http://www.ceoexpress.com/default.asp)
    With news and tools for the busy executive, this site is notable for its easy-to-use format and comprehensive nature.
  • ebrary Discover
    (http://shop.ebrary.com/)
    Enter “business in the search field and you can browse and read current business titles from leading publishers like Random House, McGraw-Hill, Yale University, and MIT. [Free software download required, charge for printing.]

Business News

  • Advertising Age
    (http://www.adage.com/index.cms?intro=seen)
    Ad Age on the Web gives an Internet spin to the well-known print publication that, for more than 65 years, has been the preeminent source of marketing, advertising and media news, information and analysis. [Free registration required.]
  • BNET
    (http://www.bnet.com/)
    BNET helps corporate managers and small business owners achieve success in their companies and their careers. The team of editors provide a range of original, practical content: honest, insightful commentary on business news, advice on career strategies, management research from top business schools, and inspiration and wisdom from business owners to business owners.
  • Business Council of Southwestern Connecticut
    (http://www.sacia.org/”>
    Includes membership information, news and events, newsletters, and descriptions of its services and programs.
  • Business Week Online
    (http://www.businessweek.com/)
    One of the many business magazines available on the Web, Business Week Online includes, in addition to the current week’s print issue, a searchable archive of past articles, profiles of the best business schools, business book reviews, and special sections on small business, investor information, mutual funds, personal business, and women in business. Some features are available only for a fee.
  • CNN Money
    (http://www.money.cnn.com/)
    This comprehensive source provides a large collection of financial information including currencies, United States and world markets, and company profiles. A Sitemap lists all that is available.
  • The Economist
    (http://www.economist.com/index.html)
    For international economic news, try the online version of The Economist. A subscription to full contents on the Web is $89 annually. Archive title search is free, but articles cost $2.95 each to download or print.
  • Fairfield County Business Journal
    (http://www.fairfieldcountybusinessjournal.com/)
    Read articles from the Fairfield and Westchester County Business Journals, get local business news, and find schedules of meetings/conferences.
  • Forbes
    (http://www.forbes.com/)
    The Internet version of Forbes includes articles from current and past issues of the magazine’s sections on business technology, markets, personal finance, lifestyle, work, and the renowned Forbes Lists.
  • FT.com
    (http://news.ft.com/home/us)
    The WWW Financial Times provides the latest world financial news and key market data, with ample comment and analysis. The site promises the world’s business, economic and political news through a unique global perspective.
  • Inc.com
    (http://www.inc.com/home)
    Full access to Inc. magazine and its editors as well as new business information and resources, access to technology tools, and an interactive forum that establishes an online community for business owners and entrepreneurs to exchange ideas, products, and services.
  • Knowledge@Wharton
    (http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/)
    This biweekly online newsletter from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania presents current awareness, interviews, news, and research in 14 areas including finance, management, public policy, and business ethics. Free registration required.
  • MagPortal Business
    (http://www.magportal.com/c/bus/)
    An online collection of business articles on a variety of subject from various magazines. Clicking on the article title takes users to full text in the original publication.
  • MarketPlace
    (http://marketplace.publicradio.org/)
    This is the online home of Public Radio International’s daily show on business and financial news. Get transcripts, reviews and analysis.
  • Wall Street Journal
    (http://www.wsj.com)
    At the Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition read today’s business headlines, and access SmartMoney and Barron’s Online.

Business on the Internet

  • Business Week Technology
    (http://www.businessweek.com/ebiz)
    Focus on the electronic business marketplace from Business Week Online. Weekly columns on E-business stocks, companies, and legal issues are also available on-site in addition to daily updates from C|NET News.
  • CommerceNet
    (http://www.commerce.net/)
    This site provides news and analysis of Web-based commerce and credits its creators with being “the premier industry consortium for companies using, promoting and building electronic commerce solutions on the Internet.”
  • Dow Jones Internet Index
    (http://indexes.dowjones.com/jsp/internetIndexes.jsp?sideMenu=true)

    This new index includes companies that generate a minimum of 50 percent of their revenues from the Internet. Complete documentation of DJII components, data, historical values, and news are provided on-site.
  • E-Commerce Times
    (http://www.ecommercetimes.com/)
    The E-Commerce Times is a colorful source of independent, up-to-date news on electronic commerce issues for sales professionals, internet service providers, and entrepreneurs.
  • ECommerce-guide.com
    (http://www.ecommerce-guide.com/)
    News and articles about electronic commerce from Jupitermedia.
  • Internet.com
    (http://www.internetnews.com/)
    The Internet.com Network is comprised of some of the best known and highly acclaimed sites in the technology publishing business. Our more than 200 journalists, analysts and editors produce award winning and actionable information around the clock and from around the world.

Directories and Corporate Information

  • Forbes 2000
    (http://www.forbes.com/2004/03/24/04f2000land.html)
    The new comprehensive ranking of the world’s biggest companies — fully searchable by rank of sales, market value, assets and profits, as well as by country or category.
  • Hoover’s
    (http://www.hoovers.com/free/)
    Hoover’s Company Capsules are a starting point for information on more than 11,000 of the largest public and private companies in the U.S. and around the world and a featured part of this multi-dimensional business site. The more extensive Company Profiles for over 40,000 public and private companies are available by subscription only.
  • Searching for Company Information
    (http://www.nypl.org/research/sibl/company/c2index.htm)
    The Science, Industry, and Business Library of the NYPL has put together this great guide for finding information about companies, public and private, both online and in your local library.
  • SEC EDGAR Database
    (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml)
    This offering from the Securities and Exchange Commission has full-text searchable EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering and Retrieval) filings. The site includes electronic filings submitted to the Commission from January 1994 to the present. As of May 6, 1996, all public domestic companies were required to make their filings on EDGAR, except for filings made to the Commission’s regional offices and filings made in paper because of a hardship exemption.
  • ThomasNet.com
    (http://www.thomasnet.com/)
    The most comprehensive resource for industrial information, allowing buyers to search Thomas Regional and Thomas Directory in one site. Thomas Regional is a searchable database of more than 550,000 distributors, manufacturers, and service companies in all key U.S. industrial markets – includes brochures, catalogs, linecards, videos, and links to suppliers’ web sites. Or you can search the over 173,000 American and Canadian companies in the Thomas Register classified under more than 60,000 product and service headings. Plus, more than 8,000 online supplier catalogs give you over 42,000 pages of detailed buying and specifying information.
  • Trademark Information
    (http://www.uspto.gov/main/trademarks.htm)
    The heart of this site is the Trademark Database which consists of full bibliographic data on federally registered and pending trademarks. In addition, there are basic facts and FAQs about trademarks. Applications can be submitted online. Information about registration of Internet domain names as a trademark is available. Additionally there are laws, manuals, information about and listings of patent and trademark repository libraries, the numberic code of trademark categories and more.
  • Verizon SuperPages Web Site Search
    (http://www.superpages.com/)
    Search for business web sites in the U.S., Canada and around the world.

Money and Finance

  • Currencies of the World
    (http://fx.sauder.ubc.ca/currency_table.html)
    This site lists currencies by country, indicating sub-units, exchange rate regime, and ISO-4217 code.
  • Currency Converter
    (http://www.oanda.com/converter/classic?lang=en)
    This simple converter will give you historical or current conversions for 164 world currencies. Convert specific amounts or get a general rate for any day since January 1, 1990.
  • The European Union: A Guide for Americans
    (http://www.eurunion.org/infores/euguide/euguide.htm)
    Seven chapters span EU history, governance, and the euro. Also included are a timeline of European Integration, maps, photos, and resource links.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
    (http://www.fdic.gov/)
    Our government provides information for consumers and banking professionals. A substantial section on banking information and statistics offers links to online publications or instructions on how to obtain those available only in hard copy.
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
    (http://www.bos.frb.org/)
    Here is not only a source of information about the Federal Reserve system, but also for economic research on regional, national, and international issues.
  • World Bank
    (http://www.worldbank.org/)
    The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors.