Banking/Government Sites

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American Banking Association
Many helpful resources, including links, press announcements and a great breaking news section.

ABA Bank Marketing Magazine

American Bankruptcy Institute
Newsroom, links, publications and experts.

Anti-Money Laundering: Efforts in the Securities Industry
The General Accounting Office's 92-page report on the issue of combating money laundering in the securities industry.

U.S. Treasury Department
Federal agency with electronic versions of all its publications.

U.S. Dept. of Treasury Business Library

U.S. Tax Code Online

Internal Revenue Service
Federal agency with electronic versions of all its publications.

Securities and Exchange Commission
Federal agency with proxy information and more.

Fannie Mae Background

Freddie Mac Background

FDIC Press Announcements

FDIC Organization Directory

FDIC Industry Analysis

Wall Street Journal: What the FDIC Covers

Federal Reserve

Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight


FDIC Newsroom Page
All the links business writers covering banking will need.
Surveys thousands of U.S. institutions about the best loan and credit card rates.

Just Quotes

Savings Bond Calculator
Figure interest over time.

FDIC's Fraud Page

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Site has detailed demographic information on every FDIC-insured bank in the country. Also has info. on bank holdings, deposits, etc.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Build your own Consumer Price Index. Information on the unemployment rate.

Suspicious Net Banks
The FDIC has launched a Suspicious Internet Banking site that lets you see if an institution has a legitimate charter. You can also report suspicious activities online.

The U.S. Mint

Provides business patterns by county and zip code, monthly building permit data, federal spending, etc.

Economic, Trade, Business Statistics
Stats from the U.S. Department of Commerce site.

U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Economic Statistics Briefing Room
White House site provides easy access to current Federal economic indicators.

Grant's Interest Rate Observer
See "links we love" for a lengthy list of interest rate news sources. Recovering from a Natural Disaster
Report in the wake of North Carolina's Hurricane Floyd about the difficulties people can expect to face when natural disaster strike.

Consumer Confidence Index
Tracks economic growth.
Stories and indexes tracking the economy. Could be good for sourcing stories as well.

1997 Economic Census

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Provides inspection reports and other work-place safety data by plant or location.

Bankruptcy Law
A directory of state, national and international bankruptcy laws.

International Trade Administration
Mother Lode for anyone seeking trade numbers. How much is your metro area exporting and where?
Informational site for consumers. Some basic definitions for journalists.

National Foundation of Credit Counseling
A directory of debt counselors in your area.

American Bankruptcy Institute

Bureau of Economic Affairs
Home of the Gross Domestic Product and surveys of personal income.

Economic Briefing Room
Numbers gurus will have died and gone to heaven with this Census site.

Economy at a Glance
Quick reference to the Bureau of Labor statistics site. Good deadline numbers.

Internet Fraud Complaint Center
Database is part of the FBI's site.

FTC's Kids Privacy unit
A children's ad review unit within the FTC.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Results of thousands of workplace inspections. Go to the stats page for comparative industry-by-industry data.

Rates on CDs, mortgages and personal loans.

Patent and Trademark Office
Is the person you just interviewed really the person who patented or trademarked the product? Look it up!

PC Magazine's Undiscovered Websites: Money and Careers
From November, 2007, a great collection of sites that provide shortcuts to many business sites.

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