February 2010 Archives

Black History Month

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NAACP.org
Includes report cards, polls and several studies.

U.S. Census: Facts for Black History Month

Gale Group: Black History Month Resources
Biographies, timelines, reading list, quizzes, links and literature.

African-American Mosaic
The Library of Congress site called the Study of Black History and Culture.

Tulane's Amistad Research Center
The largest independent African-American archives in the United States.

African-American Newspapers

U.S. Army: History of Black Military Service
Features and background from different eras in U.S. history.

50th Anniversary of Integration of the Armed Forces
Chronology, links, multimedia from 1998. This year is the 54th anniversary of military integration.

Black History: Exploring African-American Issues on the Web

Christine's Genealogy Research
An archive of articles pertaining to African-American Research, including more than 100 wills of New World Slave Owners from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Southern Poverty Law Center
Alabama-based firm offers curriculum resources, Teaching Tolerance magazine, etc.

Infoplease: Black History Month Links

CNN.com: Black History Month (1998)

BlackMarket.com: Black History Calendar

Civil Rights Movement Veterans
Personal testimony and contact information from veterans of the Southern Freedom Movement. It features, a related links page about the movement, bibliography, discussions, a memorial page and an area where veterans can post information about themselves.

African-American Related Resources

LSU's African-American History Bibliography

Personal Finance

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Futurestep.org
Individual Earnings Profile.

Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy Statement

FDIC Press Resources

Salary.com
A comprehensive career, salary site.

Diversityinc.com
Warehouse site uses news stories and depth reporting to cover diversity in the business world.

SalaryExpert.com
A free provider of salary information from a veteran compensation and benefits consulting firm. It site shows pay data for over 30,000 jobs and displays pay data for more than 45,000 U.S./Canada cities.

Assn. of Area Business Publications

Wall Street City

CNNfn.com's Financial Briefs
Short, breaking stories on stocks, tech and more.

CapitalistPig.com
Financial and investor news.

Stockworm.com

InvestmentExecutive.com

International Trader

Investing: Global Markets

Tip'd
Financial tips site.

Bloomberg University

Smart Money University

American Bankruptcy Institute

Treasury Direct Government Site

Interest.com
Publishing consumer financial information since 1995. Consumers can compare mortgage, auto, CD and credit card rates for financial institutions across the country. The site also publishes daily analysis on the financial markets and how they impact mortgage rates. It can provide journalists with the average interest rate on popular mortgage loan products for any day for the past two years.

BankRate.com
Surveys thousands of U.S. institutions about the best loan and credit card rates.

How Much Is That?
A database of facts regarding various monetary values, etc. Good for conversions.

Just Quotes

Bankrate.com Gas Price Calculators

TaxPlanet.com

Yahoo Finance

MSN Money Central

Enewswire.com's Financial News
Updates every 15 minutes.

Motley Fool Mutual Funds Page
Great background, facts, projected returns and other resources.

IndexFunds.com
A great library, video and other information presented in a semi-blog format.

U.S. Public Interest Research Groups
Transportation, healthcare, money and politics, media reform, tax and budget, law, higher education and environmental issues.

Lowcards Free Credit Card Guide
Download a handbook that helps clarify confusion in the credit card industry.

USA.gov: Replacing Vital Documents
Tips on how to replace documents that could be stolen or lost in a disaster.

MoneyAisle
Look for interest rates on long- and short-term savings.


ANALYSIS, ADVICE AND FINANCIAL MODELING

FinancialEngines.com

DirectAdvice.com


SCREENING AND COMPARING

MSN Money Central Investor

Raging Bull

Clear Station IPO

Quote.com

IPO Monitor


STOCK CHARTS

BigCharts.com


COMPARING BROKERS

Gomez Advisors


OTHER BROKERS

BuyandHold

ShareBuilder.com


INTERNATIONAL

EMGmkts.com

Global Investor

BANKING

Bankrate.com

CREDIT CARDS

Cardweb.com


RETIREMENT PLANNING

ThirdAge.com

FinanceCCH.com: Retirement Planning Calculator

CNNMoney.com: Retirement Planning Calculator

AOL Retirement Planning Calculator


INSURANCE

INSweb.com

Insurance.com

YouDecide.com

MORTGAGES

Elloan.com

CARS

CarsDirect.com

AutoNationDirect.com

AutoBytel.com

Edmunds.com


TRAVEL

Travelocity

Expedia


INVESTOR GROUPS

AAII


PREMIUM SITES FOR SERIOUS INVESTORS

ValueLine.com

Esignal.com


MISCELLANEOUS

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
Site includes data tables, newsroom, digital library, RSS feed and a handy U.S. Economy at a Glance section.

DueDee.com
A stock market research investment site. Traders share tips, etc.

RentoMeter
Enter your address and rent and it compares what others in your neighborhood are paying.

Columbia University: Writing About Derivatives

American Bankruptcy Institute
Newsroom, links, publications and experts.

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

The Biz Toolkit
From the James J. Hill Reference Library, this free site offers links to various business research topics.

Spending Smart Blog

National Institute on Retirement Security

Planet Retail
Track business trends with in-depth company profiles, market analysis, virtual tours and breaking news from a market intelligence company.

NPR: Planet Money
A great blog about the economy and personal finance.

Bellwether Report
Investor analyst site has helpful media resources section.

MAPLight.org: Money and Politics
Database makes connections between legislative votes and campaign donations.

RealtyTrac
Map allows you to track foreclosures nationwide.

ConsumerSearch.com
Reviews on thousands of consumer products, organized by type of product. It includes a searchable database. It's very helpful for getting a quick snapshot of a new product you might be writing about.

Super Couponing
Coupons galore, but the site also offers consumer shopping and savings tips that are helpful for readers.

Coupon Mom
Coupons galore, but the site also offers consumer shopping and savings tips that are helpful for readers.

World Privacy Forum
Nonprofit that helps identity theft victims.

Coalition Against Insurance Fraud
Nonprofit that helps identity theft victims.

Forbes Investopedia
Dictionary of business terms, articles, tutorials, calculators and other helpful tools.

Credit Card.com: Identity Theft Tips
Tips on what to do if someone steals your identity, credit cards, etc.

National Credit Union Administration Deposit Insurance Estimator

FDIC: Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator

Bauer Financial
Ranks banks and offers critiques free on its web site.

My FICO
For a fee, this site will get you a copy of your credit score.

Employee Benefit Research Corp.: Savings Rate Analysis
Projects savings/investments over periods of time. Click on "Ballpark Estimate" tool.

T. Rowe Price: Retirement Calculator

Wall Street Journal Wallet Blog
Personal finance, investing news and trends.

Fare Compare
Compare competitive airline fares on this site.

GRA Research Hotlinks
More than 100 links on global economic, political and business research.

Industry Research Desk
Tools for researching specific companies, industries and manufacturing processes.

ShareSleuth
An independent Web-based reporting aimed at "exposing securities fraud and corporate chicanery."

Spending Smart Blog
Consumer advice from the Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call.

Taxable Talk
Interesting blog items and news from Russ Fox, E.A., of Clayton Financial and Tax of Irvine, Calif.

BetsyBlog
Tips from syndicated finance columnist.

RetailMeNot
Coupon site includes codes, shopping tips, etc.

BeatMyPrice.com
Comparison shopping site.

FatWallet.com
Lists retailers and best deals.

PriceGrabber.com
Comparison shopping site.

Corporate Attacks and Misinformation

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The Consumerist
This corporate watchdog site blows the whistle on bad customer service, poor products and corporate waste. It's a great resource for tracking local companies (through the site's search) and tracking how consumers are dissatisfied. Be careful using material on the site, as some of it may be unconfirmed material. But it serves as a good road map for finding business stories.

Fortune 500 Business Blog Wiki
Links to hundreds of corporate blogs. Some are generated by the companies, some are written anonymously by current/former employees. Some are consumer watchdog sites that focus on specific industries. Be sure to fact-check and confirm any information you find on these blogs.

Business for Social Responsibility
Tracks news and legislation relating to corporate responsibility.

Center for Corporate Citizenship
Boston College site works with global corporations to help them define, plan and operationalize corporate citizenship.

Corporate Responsibility Newswire
News feed of stories relevant to businesses acting responsibly.

EthicalCorporation.com
News, conferences, podcasts and editorial content that covers corporate responsibility internationally.

FirstGov's Scams and Fraud Section
Has a charitable donation check-up and lists consumer protection offices by state.

FuckedCompany.com
This free site is a source for news about companies, with a special emphasis on dot-coms. Good for getting tips on layoffs and cutbacks before they're officially announced. It's centerpiece is a message board full of corporate gossip, but it also has job-hunting and resume resources.

Hackerwatch.org

ConsumerWorld.org
A public service, non-commercial guide cataloging more than 2,000 useful consumer resources.

National Fraud Information Center
Provides many consumer-protection resources.

FBI: Internet Fraud Complaint Center

ConsumerAffairs.com
Tracks corporate sites, consumer affairs blogs.

SpamCop.net
Report businesses and people who submit SPAM e-mails.

Vault.com

ThirdVoice.com

Anonymizer.com

Sucks.com

Outraged.net

PlanetFeedback.com

Hate Wal-Mart

2010 Winter Olympic Games

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