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"Advertising Redbooks provides detailed information about domestic and international advertising agencies and advertisers alike. Redbooks.com brings the extensive coverage of the print editions with the promptness and constant updates that only the internet allows and you need." From publisher's website.

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The Federal Reserve provides financial services for banks within the United States and oversees monetary policy, including the creation of the money supply.

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"Business.com is the leading business search engine and directory and pay-per-click advertising network serving more than 40 million unique business users and thousands of advertisers every month. Business.com helps business decision makers quickly find what they need to manage and grow their businesses, and enables advertisers to reach these users wherever they are across the business Internet through premier partners, including Entrepreneur, Hoovers, Financial Times and Internet.com." from Web site

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A starting point for extensive online statistics on population, housing, income, economy, minorities, and more topics.

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The Census Bureau's Subjects A-Z is a starting point for locating data collected by the Federal government. Use USA.gov or another search engine to locate up-to-date information or to find resources not listed here.

This resource replaces FedStats.gov, which was last updated in 2007.

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The Congressional Staff Directory has multiple indexes which make finding the information you need quick and easy. You will find detailed state-by-state information on any member's congressional districts. Also, locate key decision-makers and support staff that work behind the scenes on important legislative issues.

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"The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years." from web site

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development is responsible for protecting homeowners and encouraging homeownership within the United States. HUD also works to build communities, particularly in urban areas. HUD is a resource for:

  • Housing
  • Community Planning and Development
  • Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
  • Public and Indian Housing
  • Ginnie Mae

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"The Treasury Department is the executive agency responsible for promoting economic prosperity and ensuring the financial security of the United States. The Department is responsible for a wide range of activities such as advising the President on economic and financial issues, encouraging sustainable economic growth, and fostering improved governance in financial institutions. The Department of the Treasury operates and maintains systems that are critical to the nation's financial infrastructure, such as the production of coin and currency, the disbursement of payments to the American public, revenue collection, and the borrowing of funds necessary to run the federal government. The Department works with other federal agencies, foreign governments, and international financial institutions to encourage global economic growth, raise standards of living, and to the extent possible, predict and prevent economic and financial crises. The Treasury Department also performs a critical and far-reaching role in enhancing national security by implementing economic sanctions against foreign threats to the U.S., identifying and targeting the financial support networks of national security threats, and improving the safeguards of our financial systems." from web site

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Factiva.com provides world-class premium content, financial data including stock quotes, company comparisons, financial snapshots, SEC filings, interactive charting, and historical market information. Factiva's global news and business information service also combines the content sets of Dow Jones Interactive and Reuters Business Briefing. Includes full text Wall Street Journal (1979 - current), New York Times (1980 - current), Washington Post, Newsweek, Business Week, Forbes, and Fortune. Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times are not available to academic subscribers.

Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times are unavailable in Factiva at University of Akron.

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"As a consumer or business person, you may be more familiar with the work of the Federal Trade Commission than you think.

The FTC deals with issues that touch the economic life of every American. It is the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy. The FTC pursues vigorous and effective law enforcement; advances consumers’ interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies; develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences; and creates practical and plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses in a global marketplace with constantly changing technologies." from web site

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IBISWorld provides immediate access to vital information on every industry in the US Economy publishing Americas largest collection of Industry Market Research Reports with over 700 available. All reports are written at the 5-digit level of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and are 30-40 pages in length.

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Industrial Equipment, Machinery and Business Supplies - News and Information.

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"Welcome to trade.gov, the Web site of the International Trade Administration (ITA) of the Department of Commerce! ITA's mission is to create prosperity by strengthening the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promoting trade and investment, and ensuring fair trade and compliance with trade laws and agreements. Trade.gov provides you access to ITA's valuable information and services regarding U.S. international trade policy." from web site

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"50,000+ links to real estate related web sites throughout the world." from Web site

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Kompass has over 60 years of experience in providing business to business intelligence. The Kompass business directory is accessible through a variety of media. from Web site

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Business and financial information for investment research. Includes or has links to full text.

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History provides both historical and contemporary comparisons of the world legal systems. An international and interdisciplinary reference, the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History covers legal history from ancient to modern times. Approximately 1,000 articles explore the traditions of Ancient Greek Law, Ancient Roman Law, Medieval Roman Law, Chinese Law, English Common Law, Islamic Law, United States Law, and the laws of such other regions as Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. Major categories of law explained in detail include private law (contract, tort, civil procedure), public law (statutory, criminal, etc.), and higher or constitutional law.

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"RealEstateDirectory.com controls one of the worlds largest networks of premium real-estate and finance domains providing advertisers with a seamless marketing solution covering 90% of the global marketplace." from Web site

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"Offers links and information to real estate related sites since 1997." from Web site

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Directory of over 11 million entries for U.S. businesses and professionals.

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Standard & Poor’s net advantage includes credit ratings, indices, investment research and data. Net advantage provides financial decision-makers with the information and opinions they need to feel confident about their decisions.

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STAT-USA closed down in September 2010, but the many useful links have been captured in a LibGuide from the University of Central Florida Libraries.

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ThomasNet is a comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America. It is the most comprehensive resource for industrial information, products, services, CAD drawings, and more.

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Thomson ONE Banker is a revolutionary desktop solution that flexibly delivers the critical information and analysis tools investment banking professionals need-via one complete and intuitive interface. Thomson ONE Banker provides access to relevant real-time global market data, news, and authoritative content from industry-leading sources.

Thomson recommends using the Internet Explorer v.7 or v.8 web browser with this product

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ValueLine collects data and analyzes performance of approximately 8,000 stocks, 13,000 mutual funds, 80,000 options and other securities.

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"The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business."from Web site

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Yahoo Directory for Business and Economy.

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