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  Business & Finance

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Human Resources | Investments | News
Patents & Trademarks | SIC Codes & NAICS Codes
Small Business | Statistics | Miscellaneous

CALCULATORS

INFLATION CALCULATOR
Inflation Calculator adjusts any given amount of money for inflation according to the Consumer Price Index from 1800 to 1998.
MORTGAGE PAYMENT CALCULATOR
This calculator computes the monthly principal and interest payment on a mortgage.
UNIVERSAL CURRENCY CONVERTER
This site allows the viewer to perform interactive foreign exchange rate conversions.

COMPANY INFORMATION

COMPANIES ONLINE
This site provides information on over 100,000 public and private companies.  Browse by Industry includes Natural Resources, Manufacturing, Computer & Software, and Consumer Products.
CORPTECH
Provides primary information for sales prospecting and research on over 50,000 High-Tech Companies, private and public. 
DOWJONES.COM
The Business Center features:  Industry Information, Quotes Plus Lookup, Markets, and Economy links.  In addition, Other Resources and Market Center links offer an array of options for the viewer.
FORTUNE 500
This site provides a listing of the Fortune 500 companies.  A company snapshot is provided to the viewer.  In addition, a CEO List and Industry List should prove useful.
HOOVER'S ONLINE
Hoover's provides Companies, Industries, and Company Directory links.  Company Capsules includes address, officers, sales, and employment information.
INDUSTRY RESEARCH DESK 
The Industry Research Desk provides tools to research industries, markets, companies and manufacturing processes.
KANSASCITY.COM:  BUSINESS
KansasCity.com offers an extensive list of links to businesses located in the greater Kansas city area. 
THOMAS REGISTER OF AMERICAN MANUFACTURERS
Thomas Register provides pertinent information about approximately 157,000 US and Canadian manufacturers.  Free registration is required.

DIRECTORIES

AMERICAN DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE
ANYWHO
BELL SOUTH
BIG YELLOW
GTE SUPERPAGES
INFOSPACE --Reverse Phone Look-up
INTERNET 800 DIRECTORY
SBN.COM
SMART PAGES
SWITCHBOARD
US WEST DEX
WORLD PAGES
ZIP2
 

HUMAN RESOURCES

SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
This well organized Internet site offers a wealth of human resource information which includes:  General Resources, Compensation, Education & Training, Government, Legal Issues and Resources, Management Practices, Publications, Safety & Health, etc. 

INVESTMENTS
AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE
Amex.com provides a view of market activity:  InfoQuotes, News, Portfolio Tracking, Screening, Equity and Index Options, and Index Based Investments.
EDGAR DATABASE
EDGAR (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).
MOTLEY FOOL
Motley Fool provides an extensive array of investing information including:  Quotes/Data, News & Commentary, Stock Strategies, Message Boards, and a Customized Portfolio.
NASDAQ STOCK EXCHANGE
Nasdaq.com provides a visual depiction of market activity:  InfoQuotes, News, Portfolio Tracking, Screening, Equity and Index Options, and Index Based Investments.
NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
NYSE features Quick Quote, The Trading Floor, Market Information, Glossary, and About the NYSE. 
WALL STREET RESEARCH NET
WSRN is a comprehensive site for investors on the Internet.  Stock Center, Research, What's New, Resources are offered.

NEWS

CBS MARKET WATCH
CBS Market Watch offers a wealth of information which includes:  Market Data, Portfolios, Mutual Funds, Personal Finances, and Discussion.
CNNFN
CNNfn provides extensive business and financial news.  The site features:  Top Stories, Latest News, Markets & Investing and Special Reports & Features.
FT.COM
Ft.com features News & Analysis and Research & Data links.  The Current and Global Archive provides Company News, Market Prices, Market News, and Industry Briefs.
KANSAS CITY BUSINESS JOURNAL
This Week's Contents presents the Daily Edition, Leading Stories, Industry News Columns, Strategies in Small Business, and Editorials. 
PR NEWSWIRE
PR Newswire provides immediate corporate news suitable for media, business, financial community, and individual investors. The Multimedia Section features Audio and Video news stories.

PATENTS & TRADEMARKS

US PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
The primary services provided by US PTO include processing patents and trademarks and disseminating patent and trademark information. 

SIC CODES & NAICS CODES

NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS)
NAICS has replaced the 1987 U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system.  This site provides information concerning the new system for classifying business establishments.

SMALL BUSINESS

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU
The Better Business Bureau provides instant access to business and consumer alerts and other helpful resources.  The BBB Services Online offers:  Alerts and News, BBB Help Desk, and Business Report Databases. 
SMALL BUSINESS HANDBOOK
The Department of Labor has provided an online rendering of the Small Business Handbook.
U.S. BUSINESS ADVISOR
U.S. Business Advisor provides businesses with one-stop access to federal government information, services, and transactions.  Business Development, Financial Assistance, Taxes, Laws and Regulations, Workplace Issues, etc. are included.

STATISTICS

BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS DATA
BLS provides Most Requested Series, Selective Access, Series Report, FTP Sites, News Releases, and Economy at a Glance.  Employment and Unemployment, Prices and Living Conditions, and other statistical categories are offered. 
COUNTY BUSINESS PATTERNS
The County Business Patterns database provides county, state, and national level business data for 1977-1995.  The data is collected annually by the Census Bureau.
DISMAL SCIENTIST
This site provides statistical information pertaining to the economy of the United States.  Charts, trends, and articles are featured.
ECONOMIST COUNTRY BRIEFINGS
This is a good source for quick, relatively up-to-date profiles on sixty countries. This resource provides access to a fact sheet with basic data as well as an economic and political forecast for the month.
FAOSTAT
FAOSTAT is an online, multilingual database currently containing over 1 million time-series records covering international statistics.   Production, Trade, Food Balance Sheets, Population information is available.
FEDSTATS
Fedstats provides easy access to the full range of statistics and information generated by more than 70 agencies in the United States Federal government.
STATISTICAL RESOURCES ON THE WEB:  BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
University of Michigan Documents Center provides an extensive meta-index to statistical web sites and individual statistical publications which are arranged in broad subject categories. 

MISCELLANEOUS

BANKRATE
Bankrate.com provides consumers with financial data, research, and editorial information on investment and non-investment financial products. 
DEBT REDUCTION PLANNER
The Debt Reduction Planner determines whether the viewer has too much debt and provides a plan for reducing the debt.


Last updated 07/07/04
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