Initial public offerings of stocks are ranked and sorted here. Searchable by industry. Formerly IPO Maven.
Used by professionals worldwide, provides real-time SEC Edgar filings and alerts and time saving real-time keyword/phrase searching and alerts. Download filings in RTF, PDF and Excel. A stripped down version of EDGAR (the SEC trademarked search database), though it is important to note that this site is not affiliated with or approved by the SEC.
All ads, all the time. And they do mean all ads. Collects nearly every TV commercial and makes them available on the Web. Watch Tiger Woods bounce that golf ball. Watch any darn ad you like. Search for ads. Find your favorites. Uses Apple Quick Time.
American Business Press
Organization formed to enhance knowledge and best practices of leading publishers and quality information providers for business, professional and specialized consumer markets worldwide. Site includes media resources section and job listings.
Links to thousands of company annual reports online.
News, features, advice and calculators on personal finance.
Beige Book archives
Commonly known as the Beige Book, the Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions is published eight times per year. Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources. The Beige Book summarizes this information by District and sector.
BigBook Yellow Pages
An easy-to-search directory of U.S. businesses by category. Try the detailed search for the option of sorting by name or city.
Business headlines and stock news. A free portal to part of what is available on the “Bloomberg terminals” used by financial players and journalists.
Business Information Service
Focus on Newly Independent States, from the U.S. Department of Commerce: biweekly E-mail reports with trade leads, investment leads, conference announcements, and general information. Also industry and country reports.
Articles from the current issue. Search the archive for free back to 1991; pay per article.
Formerly CNNfn. Financial news from CNN in Atlanta.
Coalition Environmentally Responsible Economies
A nonprofit coalition advocating responsible environmental policies by business.
Publishers of Consumer Reports. Largely a subscription site. CU lobbies on behalf of consumers; supports managed care legislation that includes the right to sue health plans and a way for consumers to appeal decisions about their care to an independent third party. Web site is for subscribers only.
Collects and analyzes reviews of consumer products. Helpful for shoppers, and for journalists covering consumer products companies.
Corporate Crime Reporter
Current news in the sordid world of corporate crime, as well as long, detailed interviews with the big names in prosecution, plus reports and document files.
Company profiles, research reports, analysis summaries, price and earnings summaries. Also search huge listings of industry, company, country, or state — free registration required.
Cost of Living Calculator
Allows you to adjust dollar figures for inflation in the US, for any years from 1913 forward. Choose “all items” and then either a region or “U.S. city average.” Note that you can adjust either from an older year to a newer year, or vice versa. From George Landau’s NewsEngine. Uses the U.S. Consumer Price Index.
Lets you compare the cost of living in two U.S. or international cities. How much do you need to make in Manhattan to match your salary in Boise?
Dun and Bradstreet
Basic company briefs for free; detailed info for a fee.
Access point for economic journals. Abstracts and tables of contents for journals, mostly in international business and economics. It’s free to search through the titles, authors, abstracts and keywords. Abstracts are available free. Claims 65 journals, 13,500 abstracts, 3,400 papers online. From Elsevier.
Economic Development Administration
Federal agency established to generate new jobs, help retain existing jobs, and stimulate industrial and commercial growth in economically distressed areas.
Register to read articles from the current issue.
Filings by public companies to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Will send E-mail when new forms are filed by companies you specify. Allows searches by executive’s name.
EDGAR Online IPO Glossary
EDGAR Online explains all the nuances and distinctions of those tricky IPO terms.
Encyclopedia of the New Economy
From HotWired, definitions for disintermediation, Moore’s Law, transparency and other terms of the information economy.
EUbusiness News Alert
European busines news in various industry sectors.
Expedia Currency Converter
Convert dollars to yen, pounds to guilders, etc.
FDIC Bank/Thrift Branch Deposit Inquiry
If you know the bank or S&L and are curious how much money is in each branch, try this.
FDIC Banking Review
The FDIC Banking Review is a quarterly publication that provides original research on issues related to banking and deposit insurance. Recent issues have presented research on topics such as small business lending, the year 2000 problem, the banking crisis of the 1980s, interstate banking, electronic money, and the problems facing the Japanese banking system. Each issue also contains a summary both of actions taken by the various bank regulatory agencies and of state and federal legislation that affects the financial services industry.
FDIC Institution Directory
Look up a bank or bank holding company, by location or size.
FDIC State Economic Profiles
State-by-state snapshots of each US state’s economy, updated quarterly, from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Includes banking trends, but also a more general view of the economic health of a state. In PDF and HTML files.
Fed mailing lists
Subscribe to Federal Reserve Economic Data series and publications on national and international economic trends.
Fed Regional Report Midwest
A view of the region’s economy, from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Fed Regional Report Northeast
A view of the region’s economy, from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
Fed Regional Report West
A view of the region’s economy, from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
Federal Consumer Information Center
Visitors can read, print out or download the text of more than 200 federal publications on topics such as cars, money, children, education, home, travel, small business, food and health. The site features all of the publications listed in the current Consumer Information Catalog and others that are not inlcuded in the catalog, or that were featured in previous editions of the catalog. The site also features a consumer help section, listings of current scams and recalls, links to hundreds of government, corporate, nonprofit and other helpful web sites, and the latest news from federal agencies. The site also has a page where the media can sign up for regular FCIC alerts.
Register for articles from the current issue. Search the archive for free back to 1996; pay per article.
Business news from a conservative political perspective. Free articles from the current issue. Searchable archive back to 1996.
The Forbes list of richest Americans and world citizens, leading U.S. and international companies, small companies, top CEOs, places, and top athletic moneymakers.
Free access to the current issue. Search the archive back to 1995; pay per article.
Filings by public companies to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Will send E-mail when new forms are filed by companies you specify.
Full-text search of SEC documents at FreeEDGAR
This useful service allows one to search for any text string in documents that companies file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Limited ability to sort results.
Large, eclectic collection of links to telecommunications information. Sections include news, wireless, Internet telephony, U.S. telecom, international, equipment vendors.
“The world’s financial search engine,” a specialized search engine with links to business news and resources.
Guide to Sources for Economic Development Data
Resources for analyzing your local industries, with weblinks, from the University of Minnesota. Includes links for every state. Plenty of advice on locating and using economic data.
Specializing in targeted marketing programs designed to bring awareness & interest to products or services. There are multiple components of a b2b demand generation process; building awareness, positioning relevance, supporting validation and mitigating customer resistance.
Historical Statistics on Banking
Tracks the changes in the numbers of banks, savings institutions, etc., in the U.S. From the FDIC.
Historical Stock Quotes from Yahoo
An easy way to track the day-by-day closing price of shares in the U.S. markets. Enter a stock ticker symbol, starting and ending dates, and the frequency you want (daily, monthly, weekly, or dividends). The resulting list gives you the option of saving a text file (.csv format), which you can open in a spreadsheet. Most charts go back no further than 1970. Data from Commodity Systems Inc.
A variety of consumer credit calculators, from financenter.com.
Hoover’s Company Database
The first place on the Web to find a bare-bones profile of a company, especially U.S. companies, if the company is big enough to be in the most visible 50,000. You just need part of the company name. Lists key company info for free.
International Salary Calculator
Compares salaries among U.S. and international cities. Of course, neither of these calculators considers tax variations.
Internet News Bureau
Online press release service. If you like that sort of thing.
IRS Tax Statistics
Internal Revenue Service compilations on taxpayers: individuals, corporations, partnerships, tax-exempt organizations, estates, international, etc.
Law Topics from Cornell
Legal topics and links. Categories include enterprise law, intellectual property, taxation. From Cornell Law.
News and financial info on public companies.
Media General company profile
See price history, balance sheet, and standard financial measures, all from public sources. Search by name, ticker symbol, or just state or industry group to get a full list.
Monthly Labor Review
Monthly Labor Review is the principal journal of fact, analysis, and research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Monthly Labor Review: The Editors Desk
Most recent news and analysis from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
National Economic Trends
A monthly snapshot of the state of the U.S. economy: output, inflation, labor markets, interest rates, government budgets, international trade. From the Fed.
New books at Harvard Business School
Latest additions to the Baker Library at HBS. Posted mid-month for the previous month.
New York Financial Writers’ Association
“The nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to business and financial journalism.”
New York Times Business Connections
Links used by news staff at The New York Times. By Rich Meislin.
Offers a daily compilation of headlines by E-mail, with links to articles, mostly on Internet culture and E-commerce. Also has alerts on Year 2000 and new software.
NICAR access to business databases
Database of federal contracts, home mortgage loans, IRS nonprofit organizations, and small business loans, for sale to journalists from the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting.
Nolo Trademark and Copyright Law
An introduction, from Nolo press, the self-help legal company.
OSHA Establishment Search
In case of industrial accident in the U.S., stop here first to see inspections and fines at that worksite. Better yet, take a few minutes to get good at this search before the local plant explodes.
Patent Server from Delphion IBM
Easy search to find people in your area with patents. Or search by type of invention, or words in the description.
Press Release Network
A press release distribution and Web site announcement service.
Price’s List of Lists
If there’s a list on the Web, Gary Price has found it.
SearchSystems.net state public records
Links to public records in the 50 states, most free, including professional licenses, coporate registrations, cities and towns.
SEC form definitions
A good list of the multitude of SEC forms with definitions, from Edgar Online.
Secretaries of State corporate registrations
Links to the secretary of state in each of the 50 states, and Puerto Rico. These offices all register corporations, and many allow online lookups of basic information. From the National Association of Secretaries of State.
Securities Class Action Clearinghouse
Detailed information on securities cases. Offers an E-mail alert service. From Stanford University Law School.
Society of American Business Editors and Writers
Conferences and publications, including The Business Journalist. “SABEW, headquartered at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, is an association of more than 3,000 business journalists in North America. Formed in 1964 to promote superior coverage of business and economic events and issues, it is the only business journalism association for editors and writers.”
Speech and Transcript Center
Links to speeches by government and corporate executives, TV and radio programs, government transcripts, historical papers. By Gary Price.
Telecoms Virtual Library
Collection of more than 7,800 links to other telecoms sites worldwide. Keeps track of the ten most popular links.
The Color of Money
These articles were published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 1988 and 1989,
and received the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 1989.
The Information Economy
Links to Web sites on the economics of the Internet, information goods, intellectual property. Compiles by Hal Varian of the University of California Berkeley.
The Internet for Journalists
Links for journalists, especially those covering business. From Jonathan Oatis, a Reuters editor in London.
The World Wide Web Virtual Library
The most comprehensive Web library focuses on business and economics.
Tools for Business Journalists
Links from the master’s program in business journalism at Baruch College, the City University of New York.
U.S. Business Advisor
A combined resource from Federal agencies that provide services and information for businesses.
U.S. Consumer Gateway
An interagency list of links for U.S. consumers.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
You can automatically get product recall notices from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
U.S. Patent Database
Search databases of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. U.S. Patent Bibliographic Database provides information on patents issued since January 1, 1976. The AIDS Patent Database provides the full text and images of patents for AIDS-related devices issued by Japanese, European, and U.S. patent offices. Depository libraries may have earlier print and microfiche materials or current CD-ROMs to assist you.
Uniform Bank Performance Report
The great unknown document for comparing banks is the Uniform Bank Performance Report, which compares institutions (a) over time, and (b) against their peer group of same-sized institutions. You can buy UBPR’s, or read them for free at a Federal Reserve library. But now they’re online.
USADATA Local Market Data Resource
Marketing demographics info (limited for free) on the top 60 U.S. markets.
A good annotated list of business links in accounting, agribusiness, economic development, etc., from Louisiana State University.
Women’s Business Center
Tutorials and advice for women on small business and entrepreneurship.
Analyze speeches, corporate documents or a news article. This tool counts the frequency of words in a document.
World Currency Converter
Conversions based on today’s exchange rates.
Yahoo! Finance Annual Reports
Annual reports (and quarterly reports) from participating US companies.