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Business and Economics Theory iconBusiness and Economics Theory Collection
This collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics.

Business Insights iconBusiness Insights: Essentials
Research and analyze companies and industries around the world.

Small Business Collection iconSmall Business Collection
This compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories.

Company Information

Annual Report Gallery
Lists over 2200 annual reports, plus earnings estimates and analyst ratings.

Business Insights: Essentials
Company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.

Business and Human Rights Resource Center
Find news, announcements and other resources about companies who have been accused of exploitative practices.

Forbes Best Small Companies
Sort by state, industry, company name, overall rank, rank by 5 year average ROE (return on equity), sales, profits, or market value. Additional information on each company includes description of what it does, address, CEO (with age, birthplace, college, and compensation), stock price, and performance history.

Hoover’s Online: The Business Network
Includes sections on companies and industries, money, career development, news and business travel. Also search by company name, ticker symbol, person’s name or keyword. Company pages include links to top competitors.

NAICS (North American Industry Classification System)
NAICS is the North American Industry Classification System—the new industry classification that replaces the SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) System. This site, provided by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, translates SIC codes into the new NAICS codes and vice versa. See also Standard Industrial Classification Search for the 1987 Standard Industrial Classification Code (developed by the Department of Labor to classify industries). Provides the SIC code description and list of typical products/services covered, as found in the printed SIC Manual.

ThomasNet
An online directory of manufacturers and products. Search by company name, product/service or brand name.

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Finance and Investing

AARP: Money Management Information
The site includes information on retirement planning, economic crisis, Social Security and more.

Bankrate Monitor
Compare nationwide interest rates. Includes loan, mortgage, small business, credit card and savings calculators and tax tips.

BigCharts
Provides access to interactive charts, quotes, industry analysis, intraday stock screeners, as well as market news and commentary.

Bloomberg.com
Includes market snapshot, quick stock look-ups, news, online investment tips and entrepreneur network.

Center for Responsible Lending
This organization fights predatory lending practices and is up to date with the housing and mortgage meltdown.

Consumer Price Indexes
CPI tables from the Department of Labor.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics
An online encyclopedia of economics with articles written by leading economists.

Cost-of-Living Calculator
From The American Institute for Economic Research.

The Dollar Stretcher
A site filled with tips and articles about how to save money.

Economic Indicators
Congressional reports.

EDGAR Database
EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

FDIC Institution Directory
Provides the latest comprehensive financial and demographic data of every FDIC-insured institution.

Federal Reserve System

Forbes
Financial markets coverage with personal finance advice, tools, and investing tips from Forbes and affiliated publications.

Get Rich Slowly
Weblog covers frugality, saving and investing, and other aspects of money management.

MarketWatch.com

Mint.com
Free tools for understanding and managing your money.

Morningstar
Provides mutual fund, stock, and variable-insurance investment information with unbiased data and analysis, and candid editorial commentary.

MSN Money
This comprehensive personal finance site offers real-time stock quotes, lists of top mutual funds, as well as a wealth of information on topics including retirement planning, saving for college, insurance, and buying or selling a home.

mymoney.gov
This site from the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission offers financial education resources from 20 federal agencies. Includes information about avoiding foreclosure and dealing with creditors.

U.S. Department of the Treasury: Bureau of the Public Debt
Learn all about U.S. savings bonds and Treasury securities.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Investments, stock market, and investor education.

Wolfram|Alpha
A computational knowledge engine covering 29 diverse areas, including socioeconomic data, money and finance, statistics and data analysis.

Yahoo! Finance Stock Research Center
Stock quotes, symbol lookups, historical stock prices, and more.

Your Finances
From the Mortagage Bankers Association, this section of their website gives detailed information on topics such as your credit score, credit cards, owning versus renting and mortgages.

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Small Business Resources

Bplans.com
Offers free sample plans by type of business, planning tools, and expert advice to help you start and run your business.

Business.gov
A one-stop, common access point for federal government services and information needed to assist with starting, running, and growing a business.

Entrepreneur
Information on starting and growing a small business.

Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
General information on federal government management and technical assistance programs to assist minority-owned businesses.

New York State Small Business Development Center
Provides information resources and advisement to small businesses in New York State.

NY Loves Small Business
A one-stop shop for small businesses looking to start or expand in New York State.

Online Women’s Business Center
This SBA Office promotes the growth of women-owned businesses through programs that address business training and technical assistance, and provide access to credit and capital, federal contracts, and international trade opportunities.

OPAL: Online Permit Assistance and Licensing
If you want to start a new business or expand your current business, this site will help you find the New York State business permits you may need.

Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce

Rensselaer County Economic Development and Planning
Various incentives including taxable and tax-exempt financing, access to the Rensselaer County Job Development Program’s revolving loan fund, and abatement and job training programs.

SCORE: Counselors to America’s Small Business
SCORE [Service Corps. of Retired Executives] is dedicated to aiding in the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Counselors representing more than 600 skills are available by email. Includes list of local SCORE chapters and useful online resources for entrepreneurs.

SBA: Small Business Administration
This government site offers useful information and resources for starting, financing and expanding your small business. Links to local SBA Resources and an extensive list of business-related links are included.

Small Business Development Center
he SBDC National Information Clearinghouse provides research support to over 900 Small Business Development Centers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Includes links in more than twenty categories, from start-ups and buying/selling a business to e-commerce and employee and tax information.

U.S. Government Export Portal
Export.gov is the portal to all export-related assistance and market information offered by the federal government.

WomenBiz.gov
The gateway for women-owned businesses selling to the federal government.

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