Business


General Business & Economics

60-Second Adventures in Economics (videos)
60-Second Adventures in Economics are a fast and fun way to acquaint yourself with a few of the fundamental ideas in economics. Also available at YouTube
Biz/ed
A Web site for students and educators in business studies, economics, accounting, leisure, sport & recreation and travel & tourism.
The Basics of Economics
This guide provides an informative and engaging introduction to the study of economics for students, teachers, and the general public. From Greenwood eBooks.(SCCHS students, see librarian for password.)
Business Ethics
Annotated links to online information about business ethics.
Business Plans and Profiles Index
A Subject Guide to Sample Business Plans and Profiles for Specific Business Types.
CNN Money101
Series covering how to set priorities, budgeting, banking, investing, saving for retirement, purchase of costly items such as home and car, and much more.
The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics
Part of the Library of Economics and Liberty site, sponsored by the Liberty Fund.
Econbrower
A blog concerned with analysis of current economic conditions and policy.
Economics U$A: 21st Century Edition
A video instructional series on micro- and macroeconomics for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 28 half-hour video programs; 28 audio programs; coordinated text and guides; and Web site.
Economist’s View
Blog articles and conversations about leading issues in economics.
The Economy
Global Economic Crisis, News, Statistics, Economic Indicators, Credit, Energy, Food, Housing / Mortgages / Subprime, & Related Resources, from the Middletown Thrall Library.
EH.Net Encyclopedia
The EH.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History is designed to provide students and laymen with high quality reference articles in the field.
Encyclopedia of the Global Economy, v.1
Encyclopedia of the Global Economy, v.2
The Encyclopedia of the Global Economy consists of two related volumes. The book examines the key people, institutions, current issues, and historical events that shaped the global economy. From Greenwood eBooks. (SCCHS students, see librarian for password.)
Entrepreneur.com
Articles and information for entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Freakonomics
By the authors of the best-selling book of the same title, this site includes a blog with associated podcast, videos, and further information.
Free Economic, Demographic & Financial Data
Our databases contain more than 165 million economic, financial, and demographic time series covering more than 180 countries and their sub-regions. Accuracy and timeliness are two of the hallmarks of Moody’s Economy.com economic databases.
The Freedom Network: Audio Portal
Podcasts on Economics, Money, Social Security, Liberty, Strategy & Public Policy from leading economists and economic news organizations.
Games for Economics and Business
  • Financial SoccerFinancial Soccer is a fast-paced, multiple-choice question game, testing players’ knowledge of financial management skills as they advance down field, and try to score goals. Download or play online.
  • ItAllAddsUpInteractive games and simulations teach about financial management, credit and investing.
Federal Reserve
“The Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, was founded by Congress in 1913 to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system.”
The History of Credit and Debit
This exhibit is a retrospective on money and the development of credit. You will be taken on a 9,000-year journey to see how we arrived at our present-day financial times.
History of Money from Ancient Times to the Present Day
This site contains a chronology, written by Glyn and Roy Davies, and a collection of essays written by Roy Davies on various themes using information based on the book on monetary history with the same title.
How to Budget Your Money
A short tutorial from wikiHow.
Introduction to Economic Analysis
Free online introductory college textbook.
Junior Achievement National Headquarters
This site explores the fields of free enterprise, business, and the workforce.
Kutztown SBDC: On-Demand Online Learning Programs
This is one of the largest collection of free, on-demand entrepreneurial training resources available in the United States and is part of our ‘Success Network’.
Labor Unions
From Cornell’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations Library, an extremely complete set of resources about all aspects of labor.
Motley Fool
Business news, investing information, stock quotes, and an extensive set of tutorials about personal finance and investing.
MSN: Money
Business news, investing, personal finance, taxes, banking, financial planning, and more.
MyMoney.gov
The Federal Government’s website dedicated to helping Americans understand more about their money – how to save it, invest it, and manage it to meet your personal goals.
Practical Money Skills for Life
With sections for teachers, parents, students, and consumers, and topics ranging from budgeting to credit cards to shopping to identity theft, this site has something for everyone.
Quicken.com
General business news, plus information on investing, mortgages, insurances, taxes, banking, retirement, and more.
SBA.gov
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) dedicates its energy and resources to providing support to small businesses and small-business owners across the nation.
Smart About Money
From the National Endowment for Financial Education, practical articles, worksheets, tips and valuable resources from across the Web to help you understand and manage your money.
Understanding Taxes
Although based on 2014 tax law, this is a good introduction to how taxes work, with sections for both teachers and students. From the IRS.
Visualizing Economics
At this site, I marry the techniques of information visualization with economic data. At the moment I am focusing (mostly) on US income distribution. (Maps and graphs.)
Welker’s Wikinomics
An experiment in learning the Wiki way, a collaborative tool for understanding concepts in Advanced Placement Economics… Winner of EduBlog’s “Best Educational Wiki” 2007 award.
Women & the Economy
Introduction to economics and women’s place in the economy. Examines the wage gap, economic alternatives, the global economy, personal stories, and more.
World Bank: Trade
Articles, publications, research data, news, and more pertaining to world trade.
Yahoo!: Business and Economy
Yahoo’s directory of current business headlines and huge subject oriented index to business sites is a masterpiece.

Accounting

Accounting & Bookkeeping
AccountingCoach.com
Clear and thorough course on accounting basics, with tutorials, drills, puzzles, and more.
Basic Accounting Lessons
Teach and learn basic accounting principles, bookkeeping skills, and methods.
Bean Counting 101: A Free Accounting Course for Non-Accountants
Nice introduction to the principles of accounting presented in five 5-minute videos.
So You Want to Learn Bookkeeping!
This free bookkeeping tutorial is geared to business owners, managers, and individuals who have not had any formal bookkeeping training or on the job experience and need or want to learn the basics of bookkeeping.

Accounting Software
Adminsoft Accounts free; free; Windows
A full double entry accounting system, complete with Accounts Receivable (Sales Ledger), Accounts Payable (Purchase Ledger), General Ledger (Nominal Ledger), Stock Control/Inventory, Purchase Order Processing, Sales Invoicing, Human Resources, and even a payroll.
GNU Cash free; multiplatform
Popular program designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a checkbook register, it is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports.
Outright free; online
Outright is a very simple-to-use web service that helps you track income and expenses, pay estimated taxes on time, and see how your business is doing. It’s perfect for self employed people.
PostBooks free; multiplatform
Full accounting (general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, bank reconciliation). Fully integrated CRM (incidents, to-do list, address book, opportunities, projects, vendors)

Personal Finance
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
A free program of the nation’s certified public accountants to help Amricans understand their personal finances through every stage of life.
California Reality Check
Don’t know how much money you will need to earn in the future? Don’t know which occupation to choose? No problem! Offers tools to help figure what your future expenses might be, what income you will need to pay for them, and information on various occupations.
FTC: Consumer Information: Money & Credit
Money matters. And using tried and true strategies for dealing with money — or the lack of it — can make a big difference to your present and your future. Whether you are saving, spending, or borrowing money, this is information you can’t afford to overlook.
FTC: YouAreHere
In our virtual mall, you can play games, design ads, chat with customers and store owners, and much more. You’ll learn key consumer concepts, such as how advertising affects you, how you benefit when businesses compete, how (and why) to protect your information, and how to spot scams.
Financial Literacy (Personal Finance 101)
Financial literacy (education on the management of personal finances) is an essential part of planning and paying for postsecondary education. Everyone needs to understand the options with respect to the vast array of financial products, services, and providers to make sound financial decisions.
Motley Fool – Personal Finance
Articles and information on how to make more, save more, spend smarter, and keep more of what you earn. Topics include: Saving & Spending, Credit & Debt, Home & Real Estate, Death & Taxes, IRAs, and Mint Personal Finance.
MSN Money – Personal Finance
News and articles about personal finance. Topics include: Banking, Family/College, Insurance, Retirement, Savings/Debt, and Tax.
MyMoney.gov
This website is brought to you by 22 Federal entities that work on improving financial literacy and education. It is a central place for unbiased, reliable information and materials on financial topics of interest to you.
Saving for Retirement in Plain English (video)
This video is designed to teach the benefits of using a retirement account for financing a comfortable retirement. From the Common Craft show.
Smart About Money
We’re the National Endowment for Financial Education, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to helping you make sound financial decisions throughout life’s ups and downs. You’ll find practical articles, worksheets, tips and valuable resources from across the Web to help you understand and manage your money.
Yahoo! Finance: Personal Finance
Articles, tools, and how-to guides. Topics include: Banking & Budgeting, Career & Work, College & Education, Family & Home, Insurance, Loans, Real Estate, Retirement, and Taxes.

Personal Finance Software
BudgetSimple free, $ versions; online
<emBudgetSimple is a free, easy to use online budget for your household. We’ll analyze your finances, help you create a budget planner, and suggest where you can cut expenses or grow savings. It’s so good, it’s guaranteed.
Grisbi free; Linux, Win
Our aim is to provide you with the most simple and intuitive software for basic use, and still very powerful if you spend a little time on the setup. Grisbi can manage multiple accounts, currencies and users. It manages third party, expenditure and receipt categories, as well as budgetary lines, financial years, and other informations…
Home Bank free; multiplatform
Use it to manage your personal accounts. It is designed to easy to use. Analyse your finances in detail using powerful filtering tools and graphs.
Mint free; online
Popular program which brings all your financial accounts together online, automatically categorizes your transactions, lets you set budgets & helps you achieve your savings goals.
MoneyDance $; multiplatform
Our simple interface puts your finances at your fingertips without unnecessary accounting jargon.
A budget calculator let’s you answer that famous question, ‘Where did all the money go?’. Our Budget Calculator also calculates expenses as a percentage of income.
Quicken $; Mac, Win
Offers a variety of well-known and popular financal software for businesses and individuals.
YNAB – You Need A Budget $; Win, Mac, mobile
Budgeting software which runs on your local machine but can communicate with your online bank. Site offers tutorials, tips and tricks, forums, and more. Sometimes available at a discount via Steam.

Advertising & Marketing

5 Psychological Tactics Marketers Use To Influence Consumer Behavior
In a quest to understand what drives consumers’ decisions, marketers have turned to psychology to understand what could make an impact.
5 Subtle Ways Advertisers Use Psychology (and What You Can Learn From Them)
Here are 5 of the less well-known ways advertisers are trying to capture you attention and get you to buy.
27 Advertising Tactics Based on Psychology
Whether you’re creating a print ad for a magazine or a banner ad on Facebook, you’ll learn 27 psychological tricks to make it more effective. All of these tactics are based on academic research. For each tactic, you’ll learn (a) why it’s effective, and (b) how you can apply that principle to your ad.
Ad*Access
Over 7,000 U.S. and Canadian advertisements covering five product categories – Beauty and Hygiene, Radio, Television, Transportation, and World War II propaganda – dated between 1911 and 1955.
Advertising Age
Online site of weekly magazine of the same name, with plenty of web extras such as blogs and daily news. Current print issue downloable for free; older articles available with free registration.
All Graphic Design
Education directory with resources & articles for Graphic Designers & Web Designers including a Design forum, blog, graphics software tips, graphic design jobs, advice for new designers about design schools and education as well as tips for freelance graphic design business owners, and much more.
Different Types of Advertising Methods and Media
Today’s advertiser has a vast array of choices at his or her disposal. The Internet alone provides many of these, with the advent of branded viral videos, banners, advertorials, sponsored websites, branded chat rooms and so much more. Here’s what is currently available for your media arsenal:
Emergence of Advertising in America
Digital collection of materials on advertising in the U.S. between 1850 and 1920.
Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History
The John W. Hartman Center … provides the most comprehensive archive of [advertising] industry history available today. Check the Digitized Collections to view online material.
KnowThis.com
KnowThis.com is a leading information and resource website for those involved in marketing, market research, advertising, selling, promotion, and other marketing-related areas. Includes free articles, tutorials, and news about marketing.
MarketingPower.com
Site of the American Marketing Association. Note: much of the content is reserved for members only.
Television Bureau of Advertising
TVB is the not-for-profit trade association of America’s commercial broadcast television industry.
Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive
Marketing tips in brief.

Consumer Information

Product Reviews
Consumer Reports ConsumerSearch.com ConsumerWorld Good Guide
Annual Credit Report.com
AnnualCreditReport.com is the official site to help consumers to obtain their free credit report. By law, you may request one credit report from them for free each year. (Note: Do not use freecreditrepot.com; it is a Scam.).

Find more on credit reports at:

The 12 Cyber-Scams of Christmas
This Christmas looks like being a bumper one for online shopping but not everyone is filled with the festive spirit and some have already set online traps they hope you will fall into. Good advice for the whole shopping year. (BBC, Dec. 2013)
The Best Time to Buy Guide
A guide to the most economical time to shop for and buy over 40 types of items, from clothes to cars.
Better Business Bureau
Guidance for consumers and business, product reports, how to file complaints, and statistics.  Information on everything from work at home schemes to complaint reports on businesses in your area.
Catalog Choice
Catalog Choice is a free service that allows you to decide what gets in your [paper] mailbox. Use it to reduce your mailbox clutter, while helping save natural resources.
Consumer Product Safety Commission
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Publishes guides and recall information for a wide variety of products.
ConsumerWorld
Bargains, consumer resources, price comparison, product reviews and more; a wealth of information for the savvy consumer.
Feed the Pig
Saving is easy in theory: just spend less than you earn and put what’s left into a separate account. What’s not so easy is keeping track of your daily spending habits. Calculators and helpful advice on tracking and controlling your spending and saving.
FTC: Consumer Information
From the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, a collection of documents in text and pdf format about a variety of consumer issues including advertising, e-commerce, identity theft, senior issues, and telemarketing among others.
GetHuman
Don’t wait on hold! Companies have more phone numbers, emails, and contact options than ever. GetHuman tracks the best ones.
GoodGuide
GoodGuide provides the world’s largest and most reliable source of information on the health, environmental, and social impacts of the products in your home.
HealthyStuff.org
Test results for more than 5,000 products showing which possibly hazardous chemicals are present in everyday items such as clothes and toys.
The ‘Lectric Law Library: Consumer Rights & Protection
Consumer rights, scams to beware, and related information.
National Consumer Law Center
Information on consumer, with a special section of advice for consumers themselves.
New York State Division of Consumer Protection
Information and resources for New York State consumers.
OnGuard Online.gov
Provides practical tips … to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.
Online Shopping Tips
Just as shoppers should take measures to protect themselves in brick-and-mortar stores … online shoppers also need to take sensible precautions. This guide offers advice on how to make your online shopping experiences enjoyable and safe.
Publications.USA.gov
A collection of documents about a variety of topics, including cars, children, food, health, housing, recalls, scams, travel, and more. (Formerly known as the Federal Citizen Information Center)
Recalls.gov
Follow the tabs to obtain the latest recall information, to report a dangerous product, or to learn important safety tips.
SafeShopping.org
This informational site, created by the American Bar Association, will help you order safely when shopping online.
USA.gov: Consumer Guides and Protection
USA.gov: Consumer Protection
Resources from the federal government on consumer safety, loans, identity theft, fraud, and much more.
What It Costs
Whether you want to know the price range of practical activities — such as removing a tree stump from your yard, having your teeth whitened or joining a gym – or are interested in our more unusual articles – such as the cost of climbing the Seven Summits… this site will tell you.

Identity Theft

FTC – Identify Theft
A one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft from the Federal Trade Commission.
Fighting Identity Theft: A Guide
Links to resources on various aspects of preventing, identifying, and dealing with identity theft.
Identity Theft and Fraud
Information from the Department of Justice, including what to do if you become a victim.
Identity Theft: It’s Bigger Than You Think
An informative Infographic from Angela Myers.
Identity Theft Resource Center
ITRC is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and implementing a comprehensive program against identity theft — by supporting victims, broadening public awareness, disseminating information about this crime and decreasing the potential victim population.
Identify Theft Warning Signs
Identity theft is like cancer. If you catch it early enough then you can mitigate most of the damage, but if you ignore the warning signs until it’s too late then your life just might be ruined. … Keep your eyes open for these warning signs to best protect your money.
OnGuard Online.gov
Provides practical tips … to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse: ID Theft & Social Security Numbers
Fact sheets, guides, articles, and reports.
Safeguard Your Social Security Number
Do you have to provide your SSN because it’s requested, and if not, how do you know which situations are optional? … Someone illegally using your number can access personal information and apply for and use credit in your name, creating a financial mess that you’re left to sort out.

Personal Finance

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
A free program of the nation’s certified public accountants to help Amricans understand their personal finances through every stage of life.
California Reality Check
Don’t know how much money you will need to earn in the future? Don’t know which occupation to choose? No problem! Offers tools to help figure what your future expenses might be, what income you will need to pay for them, and information on various occupations.
FTC: Consumer Information: Money & Credit
Money matters. And using tried and true strategies for dealing with money — or the lack of it — can make a big difference to your present and your future. Whether you are saving, spending, or borrowing money, this is information you can’t afford to overlook.
FTC: YouAreHere
In our virtual mall, you can play games, design ads, chat with customers and store owners, and much more. You’ll learn key consumer concepts, such as how advertising affects you, how you benefit when businesses compete, how (and why) to protect your information, and how to spot scams.
Motley Fool – Personal Finance
Articles and information on how to make more, save more, spend smarter, and keep more of what you earn. Topics include: Saving & Spending, Credit & Debt, Home & Real Estate, Death & Taxes, IRAs, and Mint Personal Finance.
MSN Money – Personal Finance
News and articles about personal finance. Topics include: Banking, Family/College, Insurance, Retirement, Savings/Debt, and Tax.
MyMoney.gov
This website is brought to you by 22 Federal entities that work on improving financial literacy and education. It is a central place for unbiased, reliable information and materials on financial topics of interest to you.
Saving for Retirement in Plain English (video)
This video is designed to teach the benefits of using a retirement account for financing a comfortable retirement. From the Common Craft show.
Smart About Money
We’re the National Endowment for Financial Education, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to helping you make sound financial decisions throughout life’s ups and downs. You’ll find practical articles, worksheets, tips and valuable resources from across the Web to help you understand and manage your money.
Yahoo! Finance: Personal Finance
Articles, tools, and how-to guides. Topics include: Banking & Budgeting, Career & Work, College & Education, Family & Home, Insurance, Loans, Real Estate, Retirement, and Taxes.

Personal Finance Software
BudgetSimple free, $ versions; online
<emBudgetSimple is a free, easy to use online budget for your household. We’ll analyze your finances, help you create a budget planner, and suggest where you can cut expenses or grow savings. It’s so good, it’s guaranteed.
Grisbi free; Linux, Win
Our aim is to provide you with the most simple and intuitive software for basic use, and still very powerful if you spend a little time on the setup. Grisbi can manage multiple accounts, currencies and users. It manages third party, expenditure and receipt categories, as well as budgetary lines, financial years, and other informations…
Home Bank free; multiplatform
Use it to manage your personal accounts. It is designed to easy to use. Analyse your finances in detail using powerful filtering tools and graphs.
Mint free; online
Popular program which brings all your financial accounts together online, automatically categorizes your transactions, lets you set budgets & helps you achieve your savings goals.
MoneyDance $; multiplatform
Our simple interface puts your finances at your fingertips without unnecessary accounting jargon.
A budget calculator let’s you answer that famous question, ‘Where did all the money go?’. Our Budget Calculator also calculates expenses as a percentage of income.
Quicken $; Mac, Win
Offers a variety of well-known and popular financal software for businesses and individuals.
YNAB – You Need A Budget $; Win, Mac, mobile
Budgeting software which runs on your local machine but can communicate with your online bank. Site offers tutorials, tips and tricks, forums, and more. Sometimes available at a discount via Steam.

Income Inequality

20 Facts About U.S. Inequality that Everyone Should Know
A set of infographics from The Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality. (Stanford Center, April 2011)
35 soul-crushing facts about American income inequality
Cuts in taxes on the wealthy, under the guise of trickle-down economics, have resulted in lower government revenue and cuts to all kinds of services. All of which has led to today, an era of national and international inequality unparalleled since the days of the Roaring ’20s. (Salon, July 2015)
As economy recovers, the richest get richer, study shows
Reveals and looks at the increasing disparity between rich and poor, highlighting that the top 7% saw increase in net worth during the recovery, which the other 93% saw a decrease. (Washington Post, April 2013)
Bill Moyers: Inequality
Bill Moyers’ body of work addresses the fights for equality in race, gender and sexual orientation, and against the economic injustice that finds half of our citizens living at poverty level or worse. With the shows, specials, essays and talks below, see how far we’ve come and how far we still need to go. Some notable segments include:

Charting the Decline
Why the U.S. is not the land of opportunity it once was. (Time, Oct. 2011)
CHARTS: Here’s What The Wall Street Protesters Are So Angry About…
Inequality in this country has hit a level that has been seen only once in the nation’s history, and unemployment has reached a level that has been seen only once since the Great Depression. And, at the same time, corporate profits are at a record high. (Business Insider, Oct. 2011)
A Giant Statistical Round-Up of the Income Inequality Crisis in 16 Charts
The middle class crisis — and its resulting income inequality — is the most important economic story of our time. (The Atlantic, Dec. 2012)
Half of world’s wealth now in hands of 1% of population – report
Global inequality is growing, with half the world’s wealth now in the hands of just 1% of the population, according to a new report. (The Guardian, October 2015)
Inequality.org
Inequality.org is the premiere portal for the public at large, journalists, teachers, students, academics, and any others seeking information and analysis on wealth and income inequality.
Mother Jones: It’s the Inequality, Stupid
Collection of charts illustrating aspects of income inequality.
Occupy Wall Street
OccupyWallSt.org is the unofficial de facto online resource for the growing occupation movement happening on Wall Street and around the world. … The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%.
Pew Research Center: Income Inequality
Collected articles on the issue of income inequality going back to 2006, with links to related topics.
A Rise in Wealth for the Wealthy; Declines for the Lower 93%
A study revealing the increasing disparity between rich and poor, highlighting that the top 7% saw increase in net worth during the recovery, which the other 93% saw a decrease. (Pew Research, April 2013)
Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality
A nonpartisan research center dedicated to monitoring trends in poverty and inequality, explaining what’s driving those trends, and developing science-based policy on poverty and inequality. Articles, facts, publications, podcasts, and videos.
The State of Working America
An ongoing analysis published since 1988 by the Economic Policy Institute, includes a wide variety of data on family incomes, wages, jobs, unemployment, wealth, and poverty that allow for a clear, unbiased understanding of the economy’s effect on the living standards of working American.
Times Topics: Income Inequality
Links to archived and recent articles pertaining to income inequality, with graphics and multimedia.
U.S. Income Inequality: It’s Worse Today Than It Was in 1774
Here’s a finding that would have made for great occupy sign last year: American income inequality may be more severe today than it was way back in 1774 — even if you factor in slavery. (The Atlantic, Sept. 2012)
Income inequality is greater in the United States than in any other democracy in the developed world. (The New Yorker, March 2015)

Stocks & Investing

Stock Exchanges:
NASDAQNYSELondonEuronextTokyo

About: Stocks and Stock Investments
From About.com, links to all sorts of information about stocks and investing.
Annual Report Gallery
Our Free Service allows users to review an annual report in an easy and convenient manner.
BigCharts
Enter a company’s stock symbol to see news, stock quotes, or a variety of current and historical charts covering periods from 1 day to 1 decade.
Bloomberg.com
Stocks, business news, quotes, investment advice.
CNNMoney.com: Markets and Stocks
Stock news, quote lookup, indexes and lists.
Dow Jones Indexes
Information on Dow Jones averages and indexes.
Fortune 500 Daily & Breaking Business News
In addition to its famous ‘Fortune500’ company list, this site provides a CEO list and an industry list with basic financial information for each company, business news, columnists, and investment advice.
Gale: Business and Company ASAP
Gale: Business and Company Resource Center
The first of these business databases offer news and articles; the second has information and reports on companies and industries as well as more news and articles. (SCC students; check with librarian for password.)
How the Stock Market Works
This website was created to help you understand how stock trading works. Hopefully you will be able to begin trading for the first time or simply have a better understanding of what happens behind the scenes.
Investment FAQ
A collection of Frequently Asked Questions and answers about investments and personal finance, including stocks, bonds, options, discount brokers, information sources, retirement plans, life insurance, etc.
InvestorGuide.com
News, stock quotes, investing and personal finance information, and a large number of links to related sites.
Investopedia
Dictionary, articles, simulator, research, free tools, a guide to investments, and more.
MorningStar.com’s Investing Classroom
Our courses cover everything you need to know, from the basics to advanced techniques. And our courses are conveniently short. You can complete each course in about 10 minutes.
Motley Fool
Business news, investing information, stock quotes, and an extensive set of tutorials about personal finance and investing.
MSN Money: Investing
Stock quotes, portfolio manager, financial news, articles, and more.
NYSE Glossary
Lists and defines financial and stock market terms.
NY Times Online Business section
Business news and market information, including stock quotes. Requires (free) registration.
Reuters
News, quotes, portfolio tracker.
Stock Market Games
WorldWide Quotes
Offers a range of free financial services and some fee-based ones.
Yahoo! Finance
Stock quotes, business news, more.

US Economy

20 Facts About U.S. Inequality that Everyone Should Know
From The Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, 20 charts highlighting various aspects of income inequality, poverty, and wealth distribution in the United States.
Benefits.gov
The official benefits website of the U.S. government, with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.
Budget of the United States Government
From the Government Printing Office, both current and historical budgets and explanatory documents.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
BLS: Economy at a Glance
Indices, statistics, demographics, and links relating to labor and the economy.
Congressional Budget Office
Independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process. The agency is strictly nonpartisan and conducts objective, impartial analysis, which is evident in each of the dozens of reports and hundreds of cost estimates that its economists and policy analysts produce each year.
EconomPic Data
Economic information shown in the form of charts to aid comprehension.
EconStats
Economic data, indexes, prices, stocks, and more for the U.S. and the world.
Economix
New York Times blog about the economy and the economics of everyday life.
Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, provides the nation with a safe, flexible, and stable monetary and financial system. Site includes news, policy, regulations, information for consumers, and more.
FedSpending.org
A free, searchable database of federal government spending. … open and accessible tool for citizens to find out where federal money goes and who gets it is long overdue.
Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
Financial Graph & Art
Large displays of financial markets for purchase as wall charts, but including some free items such as A Visual History of the Federal Reserve System
Gross National Debt
Information on the national debt, what it is, history over the last few decades, and ‘clocks’ showing the current amounts.
Living Wage Calculator
A tool to estimate the cost of living in your community or region. The calculator lists typical expenses, the living wage and typical wages for the selected location.
New York Times: The United States Economy
An overview with links to many Times articles on the economy and finance.
U.S. Monetary Policy: An Introduction
This site provides an introduction to U.S. monetary policy as it is currently conducted by answering a series of questions… From the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
U.S. Treasury: Education
Articles, fact sheets, news, and links to other U.S. government sites.
A Visual History of the Federal Reserve System
A history of the Federal Reserve in .pdf format.
Washington Budget Report
A non-partisan, plain English analysis of budget, appropriations, and tax issues, as well as efforts to address the looming fiscal crisis from the Concord Coalition.
White House: The President’s Budget
A look at the current (proposed) budget, viewable either as a single document or as multiple short ones by topic.
Wikipedia: Economy of the United States
Wikipedia: Economic History of the United States
Articles from the online encyclopedia.
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