Investigate registered brokers through this site from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Yahoo! Finance Earnings Calendar
Track when a company’s earnings reports are due.
MAPLight.org: Money and Politics
Database makes connections between legislative votes and campaign donations.
Map allows you to track foreclosures nationwide.
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.
National Bureau of Economic Research
Search for public policy research papers.
A large database of companies.
Social Security Calculator
Use this online tool to estimate what your Social Security income would be a particular age.
Tracks corporate sites, consumer affairs blogs.
Five Services That Match Reporters with Expert Sources
From the Reynolds National Business Journalism Center.
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.
Forbes People Tracker
Track more than 120,000 executives and members of the Forbes rich and celebrity lists. Customized e-mail alerts (free!), research public companies and news updates!
Forbes Layoff Tracker
Launched in January 2001, this site tracks layoffs issued by companies on the Forbes 500 list.
The largest open database of companies in the world.
Business resources on the federal, state and local level.
Mark Thoma’s blog on economic issues.
Federal Reserve 101
Basic facts, research, etc.
American Stock News
Focused on opinion leaders and top business decision-makers; It’s about world’s largest companies, investing, career s, and small business.
Forbes 400: The 400 Wealthiest Americans
Search the database by name, rank or age.
NY Times: Primer on the Eurozone Crisis
Great FAQ list on how Europe’s economy impacts the U.S.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development State Information
Great multimedia storytelling.
Track business trends with in-depth company profiles, market analysis, virtual tours and breaking news from a market intelligence company.
Forbes: 10 Most Over-Priced Places to Live
Has prices from more than 30,000 stations around the United States.
Reviews of new economics and finance research, sortable by topic. Easy-to-read, little jargon
Business Week: Industry Innovation
Stories, surveys, slideshow, design board, etc. Tracks how certain industries are finding new ways to research and develop products.
A great site. Roots out the funding sources of the most notorious anti-consumer groups. It continually adds profiles on the first of every month.
Financial tips site.
Credit card stats, ratings, etc.
Index Credit Cards
Credit card offers site, but also has ratings, statistics, etc.
Credit card ratings.
Consumer Automotive Guide
Offers informative pages on prices, ratings and reviews, best-buy vehicles and stories about the automotive industry.
View recall announcements once they go public: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, etc.
Business Week Extras
Slideshows, interactive maps, etc. that complement the magazine’s content.
An independent Web-based reporting aimed at “exposing securities fraud and corporate chicanery.”
Spending Smart Blog
Consumer advice from the Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call.
Interesting blog items and news from Russ Fox, E.A., of Clayton Financial and Tax of Irvine, Calif.
The NewsMarket, Inc.
A journalist’s resource for B-roll, this site provides thousands of images free to television newsrooms. Users can preview video, read press materials and order video clips online. Delivery options include digital file transfer via FTP, whereby the material moves from TNM’s server to the user’s server; satellite feeds via APTN or tape delivery can also be requested. There is no cost to news professionals. The NewsMarket’s primary service is providing broadcasters with video from the world’s leading companies and organizations; news stories and archived stock shots from a large and growing range of sources. Particularly helpful to business and medical-health reporters.
It’s mission is to “investigate, inform and improve the credibility of information published on the World Wide Web.”
From American University’s Investigative Reporting Workshop, this site follows trends and issues in the banking industry.
A business site that networks thousands of professionals. Helps you find jobs, locate employees and close deals.
Smart Money: Tax Bill Database
Plug in income and expenses to this database to determine how much your taxes will be cut by the new tax bill.
The World Bank Open Data
Free databases and tools.
Google Public Data Explorer
Makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand.
MSN: Jobs and Paychecks by County
Track the best and worst for jobs, pay, pay increases, etc.
National Fraud Information Center
A great consumer protection site.
This newsletter site is dedicated to fighting online hype and disinformation.
PBS Frontline: Business/Economy
A collection of companion Web sites on various business issues.
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
Look up international development data.
Each American City Business Journal should lists dozens of resources, including the top 25-100 employers in its metro area, which you can either order online or view the top 5 of online.
A super resource for business and technology information.
USPTO: Trademark Database
Check this database to see if something is trademarked; be it a logo or a name. Hit the search button under the trademark heading on the left side navigation. Enter what you’d like to search for an you’ll get a response including type of business, intended use, date of filing, etc. It is just a great resource.
Forbes.com: Terrorism Insurance
The impact 9-11 has had on insurance rates.
Economic Policy Institute
A nonprofit Washington D.C. think tank, was created in 1986 to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers.
From the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, this site offers tutorials, tip sheets and more on how to cover business.
This site, built by CNN and Money magazine, launched Oct. 2001.
CNNfn.com’s Investor Research Center
Upgrades, downgrades, economic calendar, Wall Street research database (need ticker symbol) and more.
CNNfn’s CEO Page
News on company leaders.
CNNfn.com’s Financial Briefs
Short, breaking stories on stocks, tech and more.
MSNBC: Government Tax Refund Database
Does a state and/or the IRS owe you money? Type your name into this database and see.
Read what employees are saying about corporate culture at companies across the country. Good for sourcing and job hunting.
International Business Advisor
Dozens of articles and trend stories, some high-tech.
Pro Publica: The Wall Street Money Machine
The Pulitzer-winning series on how Wall Street caused world economic collapse.
IMF’s Global Economic Outlook
The International Monetary Fund site offers several great online resources.
Wall Street Journal City Profiles
Click on a city name to review WSJ’s exclusive, in-depth report, including taxation and cost-of-living data, education resources, arts and recreation activities, crime statistics and additional sources of information.
Government Finance Officers Association
This association offers background on public-sector finance and accounting.
This calculator analyzes your salary based on experience, education, etc.
A site for restaurant owners, it features a searchable database of restaurant listings.
Restaurant.org Research Page
National Restaurant Association offers hundreds of statistics and projections.
Telemarketing Revenge Site
Links to resources that can help consumers gain vengeance, or maybe a monetary settlement, from obnoxious telemarketers.
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.
Financial and investor news.
US crop forecasts based on machine learning models relating weather to crop production.
FlipDog’s Business and Technology Resources
Links to hundreds of business sites.
Service Corps of Retired Executives
Good sources for business stories. Some consulting, business tips.
Legal Journals Online
A listing of hundreds of journals from all over the world, many of them related to business.
The Daily Deal
Covers deals and dealmakers. Sections include Movers & Shakers and Media Maneuvers.
NY Times Cyber Business Connection
You need a password to NY Times to get in. This set of links was compiled by Rich Meislin, editor in chief of The New York Times Electronic Media Company.
OandA.com Currency Converter
This site allows you to convert for a specific day or a range of dates (up to 2000 days).
XE.com Currency Converter
Use this site for computations involving the historical value other nations’ currency.
Business2.com: Top 101 Dumb Business Mistakes
A literature and publishing news site.
Search articles, newsletters, press releases and company research.
Research and investigations on hundreds of industries.
Class Action Database
A collection of class action lawsuits broken down by topics.
Business search engine.
Big-think sources, ideas and trends for business stories.
Economic and Social Research Council
A British economic research site.
California’s Pacific Gas and Electric
The site features several pages related to the blackouts, including maps, company bankruptcy documents and more.
Type in a vehicle’s VIN (I.D.) number and trace its history. Was it in a wreck? Was the odometer moved back?
Kelley Blue Book Prices
Look up current-year Blue Book prices on cars from all years.
Consumer Reports Online
Several great studies on consumer products.
More than 600 links to regional economic data.
SelectSurf Business Links
Links to several great politics sites.
A venture capital investment bank that features helpful news releases, a resources page and more.
Links to several industry sites.
This UK-focused Wiki-style business directory accepts free business listings, consumer reviews of businesses and allows registered users to edit and add to business information.
Wall Street Journal: Markets Data Center
A great quick-reference tool. Access to this does not require a subscription to the WSJ.
Bank for International Settlements Database
Tracks new research published sites of the participating central banks.
Coupons galore, but the site also offers consumer shopping and savings tips that are helpful for readers.
Coupons galore, but the site also offers consumer shopping and savings tips that are helpful for readers.
MRA The Management Association
A not-for-profit employers association that features some statistics and studies.
TNS Retail Forward
Market research firm tracks consumer habits. It includes American ShopperScape, an annual study that analyzes consumer shopping behaviors.
Information on publicly traded companies.
Wall Street Journal Wallet Blog
Personal finance, investing news and trends.
Compare competitive airline fares on this site.
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