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"Your guide to America's Fortune 500 companies. We now have 525 companies listed at this site for your viewing enjoyment. Companies are listed by location and by industry." from Web site

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"The Annual Reports Service is a FREE Service provided by PrecisionIR for the readers of The Wall Street Journal Online.

The service provides you with quick access to annual reports, quarterly earnings, and other information on select companies." from Web site

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"Annual Reports of the World's Biggest Companies" from Web site

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"BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. BBB accomplishes this mission by:

  • Creating a community of trustworthy businesses
  • Setting standards for marketplace trust
  • Encouraging and supporting best practices
  • Celebrating marketplace role models, and;
  • Denouncing substandard marketplace behavior" from Web site

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"BizStats is the leading free online source for small business statistics. BizStats collects, analyzes, edits and adds value to public data and delivers it without cost in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand format." from Web site

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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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BEA is an agency of the Department of Commerce. Along with the Census Bureau and STAT-USA, BEA is part of the Department's Economics and Statistics Administration.

BEA produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation's economy. To do this, BEA collects source data, conducts research and analysis, develops and implements estimation methodologies, and disseminates statistics to the public.

BEA is one of the world's leading statistical agencies. Although it is a relatively small agency, BEA produces some of the most closely watched economic statistics that influence the decisions made by government officials, business people, households, and individuals. BEA's economic statistics, which provide a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the U.S. economy, are key ingredients in critical decisions affecting monetary policy, tax and budget projections, and business investment plans. The cornerstone of BEA's statistics is the national income and product accounts (NIPAs), which feature the estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) and related measures.

The GDP was recognized by the Department of Commerce as its greatest achievement of the 20th century and has been ranked as one of the three most influential measures that affect U.S. financial markets. Since the NIPAs were first developed in the aftermath of the Great Depression, BEA has developed and extended its estimates to cover a wide range of economic activities.

Today, BEA prepares national, regional, industry, and international accounts that present essential information on such key issues as economic growth, regional economic development, interindustry relationships, and the Nation's position in the world economy." from web page

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"The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics." from web site

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site provided by CNN Money.

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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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"The Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research was established in 1997. The mission of the Center is to sponsor and disseminate leading edge research on critical topics in business ethics. It provides students, educators, business leaders, and policy makers with research to meet the ethical, governance, and compliance challenges that arise in complex business transactions. The Zicklin center supports research that examines those organizational incentives and disincentives that promote ethical business practices, along with the firm-level features, processes, and decision making associated with failures of governance, compliance, and integrity." 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 Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC) assists leaders in creating ethical and profitable business cultures at the enterprise, community and global levels." from Web site

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This comprehensive and frequently updated resource includes detailed data for every country in the world. Each country profile includes background, geographic data, demographic data, information about the government, economic data, communications data, transportation data, military data, and a section on transnational issues.

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"Green America is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982. (We went by the name "Co-op America" until January 1, 2009.)

Our mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society." from Web site

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"Ceres (pronounced “series”) is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change." from Web site

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"CAROL is an on-line service offering direct links to the financial pages of listed companies in Europe and the USA. CAROL provides direct access to companies’ balance sheets, profit & loss statements, financial highlights etc." from Web site

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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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"Consumers Union (CU) is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. The organization was founded in 1936 when advertising first flooded the mass media. Consumers lacked a reliable source of information they could depend on to help them distinguish hype from fact and good products from bad ones. Since then CU has filled that vacuum with a broad range of consumer information. To maintain its independence and impartiality, CU accepts no outside advertising and no free samples and employs several hundred mystery shoppers and technical experts to buy and test the products it evaluates.

CU publishes Consumer Reports, one of the top-ten-circulation magazines in the country, and ConsumerReports.org, which has the most subscribers of any Web site of its kind, in addition to two newsletters, Consumer Reports on Health and Consumer Reports Money Adviser." from Web site

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"Consumer.gov is a "one-stop" link to a broad range of federal information resources available online. It is designed so that you can locate information by category - such as Food, Health, Product Safety, Your Money, and Transportation. Each category has subcategories to direct you to areas within individual federal web sites containing related information.

ScamAlert! provides current information on fraudulent and deceptive practices in the marketplace. This feature appears on each page, as necessary, and contains important law-enforcement information and tips to avoid scams.

In the Spotlight showcases new education and consumer awareness campaigns and other items of significant interest on all pages." from web site

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"ConsumerREVIEW.com is the leading source of user-generated buying advice for outdoor sporting goods and consumer electronics. Consumers visit to learn, interact, and buy or sell the products showcased within our network of web communities." from Web site

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"At ConsumerSearch, you will not find reports that read like advertising copy or warmed-over press releases. We strive to make our content objective and precise; at no point are our editors influenced by advertising or other commercial considerations. Our goal is to report the truth about what experts and users are saying as well as important developments in each product category we cover." from Web site

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"Consumer World was founded by Edgar Dworsky in 1995. Edgar is a consumer lawyer who has authored a number of consumer protection laws, including the regulations under which the Massachusetts Lemon Law operates. He was formerly the Director of Consumer Education at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation in Boston. Edgar is a former Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General in consumer protection, and was a consumer education consultant for the Federal Trade Commission. He was also the consumer reporter for the then CBS television affiliate in Boston." from Web site

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"The company research reports contained in CorporateInformation.com are produced on over 31,000 companies from over 55 countries. Wright Investors’ has researched and analyzed company information since the inception of the firm in 1960. Wright's proprietary analysis tools, developed over several decades, include a Quality Rating system that is applied (when there is sufficient information available) to each company contained in CorporateInformation. The value-added reports also include extensive explanatory footnotes to help interpret company results." from Web site

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"CorpWatch: Non-profit investigative research and journalism to expose corporate malfeasance and to advocate for multinational corporate accountability and transparency. We work to foster global justice, independent media activism and democratic control over corporations." from Web site

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"County Business Patterns is an annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry. The series is useful for studying the economic activity of small areas; analyzing economic changes over time; and as a benchmark for statistical series, surveys, and databases between economic censuses. Businesses use the data for analyzing market potential, measuring the effectiveness of sales and advertising programs, setting sales quotas, and developing budgets. Government agencies use the data for administration and planning."

"This series has been published annually since 1964 and at irregular intervals dating back to 1946. The comparability of data over time may be affected by definitional changes in establishments, activity status, and industrial classifications." from web site

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"The Current Industrial Report (CIR) program has been providing monthly, quarterly, and annual measures of industrial activity for many years. The primary objective of the CIR program is to produce timely, accurate data on production and shipments of selected products. The data are used to satisfy economic policy needs and for market analysis, forecasting, and decision-making in the private sector."

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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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"Epinions helps people make informed buying decisions. It is a premier consumer reviews platform on the Web and a reliable source for valuable consumer insight, unbiased advice, in-depth product evaluations and personalized recommendations." from Web site

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EthicalEdge is the Ethics & Policy Integration Centre Research and Education Web pages

"We believe that an organization's abiding sense of "being responsible" in all its decisions and activities is what leads to Organizational Integrity. We work with leaders of organizations of all sorts and sizes to help them become a Responsible Enterprise. An Ethical Edge is the competitive and cooperative advantage a responsible enterprise gains by embracing Organizational Integrity as its fundamental philosophy of organizational purpose. An evolving branch of applied ethics, Organizational Integrity aims to expand the depth and breadth of trust among an organization's stakeholders: leadership, employees, shareholders, suppliers, communities, and the environment."from Web site

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Eurostat, the statistical data center for the European Commission, provides detailed statistics on countries in the European Union and candidate countries.

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"At www.pueblo.gsa.gov, consumers can read, print out, or save the current Consumer Information Catalog and the full text of all the publications listed in it. Consumers can access additional information on a wide range of subjects by clicking on different topic headings. Hundreds of publications, the latest product recalls and scams, updates of consumer news from various Federal agencies, and a calendar of consumer-related events are also available. The public can also sign up for our FEDINFO e-newsletter from Pueblo. The e-newsletter delivers updates on the newest publications and information available from FCIC straight to consumers’ e-mail inboxes." from web site

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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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"A collection of online search tools to help citizens find government information. Find-It! is a product of Washington’s GILS, or Government Information Locator Service, and is a program of the Washington State Library, under the Office of the Secretary of State. It is dedicated to exploring and using current technologies to provide quick and easy public access to information across the state. Using Find-It! Washington, you can search across local and state government and find relevant information quickly, accurately, and thoroughly." from Web site

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Data products from the U.S. Census Bureau related to foreign trade include Trade Highlights, Country/Product Trade Data, State Export Data, and Historical Series going back as far as 1960.

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"Every day we help millions of families in neighborhoods across America buy their own homes or enjoy quality and affordable rental housing by linking them to the world's capital markets. In the process we reduce the costs of housing finance and expand housing opportunities for all families, including low-income and minority families. It is a unique mortgage finance system that makes homeownership a reality for more of America's families." from Web site

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"AS a Real Estate Buyer or Seller this Search Engine provides you with the tools you need to research, review and make better informed decisions regarding ALL of your Real Estate needs." from Web site

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"At Ginnie Mae, we help make affordable housing a reality for millions of low- and moderate-income households across America by channeling global capital into the nation's housing markets. Specifically, the Ginnie Mae guaranty allows mortgage lenders to obtain a better price for their mortgage loans in the secondary market. The lenders can then use the proceeds to make new mortgage loans available." from Web site

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"The BBB Wise Giving Alliance (the Alliance) helps donors make informed giving decisions and advances high standards of conduct among organizations that solicit contributions from the public." from Web site

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"We gather and publicize information about nonprofit organizations. Our reach is far and wide. Our database is broad and deep.

We encourage nonprofits to share information about their organizations openly and completely. Any nonprofit in our database can update its report with information about its mission, programs, leaders, goals, accomplishments, and needs—for free. We combine the information that nonprofits supply with data from several other sources." from Web site

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"HG.org was one of the very first online law and government sites. It was founded in January of 1995 by Lex Mundi, a large network of independent law firms. HG.org objective is to make law, government and related professional information easily accessible to the legal profession, businesses and consumers. HG’s leadership for over 12 years has positioned it as one of the most trafficked legal sites. More than 1 million pages are downloaded a month by tens of thousands of users." from Web site

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"HSH® Associates, Financial Publishers, is the nation's largest publisher of mortgage and consumer loan information." from Web site

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"Since 1934, the SEC has required disclosure in forms and documents. In 1984, EDGAR began collecting electronic documents to help investors get information. The SEC's new system, IDEA, requires data disclosure - the next step to improve how investors find and use information."

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"Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with offices in the United States and Argentina. Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives." from Web site

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

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From the U.S. International Trade Commission:

"The USITC Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb provides international trade statistics and U.S. tariff data to the public full-time and free of charge.

U.S. import statistics, U.S. export statistics, U.S. tariffs, U.S. future tariffs and U.S. tariff preference information are available on a self-service, interactive basis. The USITC DataWeb responds to user-defined queries integrating international trade statistics with complex tariff and customs treatment, and allows both expert and non-expert users to create and save customized country and product lists for future re-use from anywhere in the world.

International trade data are available for years 1989- present on a monthly, quarterly, annual, or year-to-date basis and can be retrieved in a number of classification systems, including the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), the Standard International Trade Classification (SITC), or the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Pre-defined reports on international trade statistics are also available by geographic region and partner country. Current U.S. tariffs, which are maintained and published by the USITC as a statutory responsibility, can be accessed via the USITC DataWeb, and retrieved with relevant international trade data." from web site

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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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Real estate journals and newspapers provided by New York University.

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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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The Legal Information Institute is an easy-to-use, non-authoritative source for laws and codes. It includes Wex, a free dictionary of legal terms.

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"We fulfill our mission by providing an attractive, easy-to-use Internet site that gives you quick, comprehensive access to information and products that meet your professional and personal needs.

We hope you enjoy your visit to MegaLaw.com, the first true legal community on the Internet. Since we depend upon the ideas, talents, and contributions of members to make our site the best possible online legal experience, we encourage you to sign up to be a member. Membership is free and guarantees access to future Megalaw developments and members-only content.

At MegaLaw.com, we believe those who know an industry can best serve it. That is why MegaLaw.com was founded as a collaboration between two attorneys and a software engineering/website design specialist, making MegaLaw.com the first Website By Lawyers, For Lawyers™." from Web site

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"The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC) is a nonprofit consumer organization with a two-part mission -- consumer information and consumer advocacy. It was established in 1992 and is based in San Diego, California. It is primarily grant-supported and serves individuals nationwide." from Web site

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"Public Citizen is a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1971 to represent consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and the courts." from Web site

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"RealEstate.com is the place to begin your search for real estate, whether you are looking to buy or sell a home or property. We have the tools you need to make an informed decision, including homes for sale listings, new homes and MLS listings (Multiple Listing Service)." from Web site

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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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"REALTOR.com® puts real estate listings for millions of homes for sale at your fingertips in regions across the United States and Canada. In the U.S. we offer millions of homes spanning all 50 states and thousands of cities and towns representing over 800 MLSs." from Web site

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"The most-sophisticated Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) EDGAR® database and Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) SEDAR® database service on the Web, with billions of links added to the SEC/CSA documents and exhibits to enable easier navigation" from Web site

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"The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

As more and more first-time investors turn to the markets to help secure their futures, pay for homes, and send children to college, our investor protection mission is more compelling than ever.

As our nation's securities exchanges mature into global for-profit competitors, there is even greater need for sound market regulation."from Web site

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"The Real Estate Library contains essential resources for buyers, sellers, home owners, real estate professionals, and anyone investing or seeking to connect with the world of real estate." from Web site

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TradeStats Express (TSE) has data for national imports and exports, and state exports.

TSE has annual and quarterly data for commodity codes of 2 and 4 digits, and data for trade groups and geographic regions. This is a summarized version of USA Trade Online.

Help page for TSE.

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"Industry Information Resources is a free resource guide to industry resources and data for over 400 industries listed below. Individual pages for each industry list resources and data available from trade associations, publications, and research firms which address subjects such as industry overview, issues, trends, and outlook, financial information and financial ratios, compensation and salary surveys, and business valuation resources." from Web site

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Home Buyers and Sellers Real Estate Guide

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"The Wall Street Research Net (WSRN) contains over 500,000 links to help professional and private investors perform fundamental research on actively traded companies and mutual funds in the United States and Canada. Company information, industry information, ratios, earnings, earnings estimates, are among the many available features." from Web site

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"The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 186 member countries—the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA)." from Web site

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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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Yahoo Directory for Finance.

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