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The State Department is responsible for foreign relations and diplomacy for the United States. The official site is a resource for information about foreign affairs, travel, diplomacy, and world events.

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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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"EUROPA is the portal site of the European Union (http://europa.eu). It provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and essential information on European integration. Users can also consult all legislation currently in force or under discussion, access the websites of each of the EU institutions and find out about the policies administered by the European Union under the powers devolved to it by the Treaties." from web site

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"The IDB, established in 1959 to support the process of economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean, is the main source of multilateral financing in the region. The IDB Group provides solutions to development challenges by partnering with governments, companies and civil society organizations, thus reaching its clients ranging from central governments to city authorities and businesses." 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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The U.S. Commercial Service Market Research Library contains more than 100,000 industry and country-specific market reports. Country Commercial Guides are available to all users. Register as a student/researcher with Export.gov to access market reports.

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

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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.

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The mission of FAS is to link U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security. Search trade data, locate information about commodities, learn about trade negotiations and agreements, and learn about selling agricultural products overseas.

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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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This guide from the State Department links to the official web page, when available, for every U.S. embassy in the world.

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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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