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Harvard Business School Leadership Initiative 20th Century American Business Leaders Database Harvard Business School's Leadership Initiative created this database to identify 20th-century business leaders who greatly impacted business and society.
AgEcon AgEcon Search Is a free, open access repository of full-text scholarly literature in agricultural and applied economics, including: Working papers, Conference papers, Journal articles.
Bizjournals Bizjournals The online media division of American City Business Journals, the nation's largest publisher of metropolitan business newspapers; operating websites for 41 print business journals. Features local business news from around the nation, updated throughout the day; top business stories from American City's print editions; industry-specific news from more than 40 industries; and advice columns.
Bloomberg Provides worldwide business-related new that you can access by continent or by country. Market data covers stocks, interest rates, bonds, currencies, mutual funds, exchange traded funds, and commodities. Other tools include an economic calendar, stock search, stock recommendations, portfolio tracker, financial calculator tool, and a glossary.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Bureau of Labor Statistics From the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  A Business Researcher's Interests Contains information on organizations and commerce, links to journals and magazines, and international resources.
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Provides resources for businesses compiled from multiple federal agencies. Resources such as compliance documents and other government forms can be found at this site.
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Doing Business; website by International Finance Corporation and World Bank Doing Business World Bank publishes this reliable and authoritative website that offers reports prepared by analysts with the objective of helping people worldwide conduct business. These reports include Starting a Business, Dealing with Licenses, Registering Property and Enforcing Contracts. Reports are cross-searchable and free to download.
Dow Jones Global Index Analysis Dow Jones Global Index Analysis This site provides an evaluation on the performance of ten market sectors globally. Dow Jones & Company creates the indexes that are used to analyze the market (Dow Jones Global Index).
Economic Indicators Economic Provided by the Economics and Statistics Administration within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Access key economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic analysis and the US Census Bureau.
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EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Full-text searching is available for reports filed the last four years is the Filings & Forms Page of EDGAR.   Click on SEC Forms List (PDF Versions):  Page down the list to be sure the form you need is included. To enter the Next-Generation EDGAR system, from SEC Home page, click on Search EDGAR for Company Filings on the right. Search by Company name, CIK or Ticker Symbol, file number, state, country, and/or SIC.

Reports filed from 1994 through reports filed yesterday are available in Historical EDGAR Archives, where searching is available by header information only.  The appearance of the searching may be unfamiliar to you, but it is actually an older form of searching where you identified the kind of information or placement of the information you were searching for, then the specific search string you formulated.  Click on header information to see the command line strings to use. Page down to see some examples.

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The Societal Impacts Program (SIP) maintains this site of statistics on extreme weather events for the benefit of researchers, policy makers, the media, and the general public. You will find monetary damage data on hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, as well as composite data adjusted for inflation and wealth. You will also find data on lightning fatalities, and similar other data. The composite sourcebook was last updated July 2009, and includes data updated to 2007.

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Natural Hazards Gateway Natural Hazards Gateway USGS: This series of sections educates citizens, emergency managers, and lawmakers on seven natural hazards facing the Nation — earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, volcanoes, and wildfires.
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Penn World Tables 6.2

This site offers tables of national income accounts and other data for over 180 countries with data from 1950 to 2004.
Resources for Economists on the Internet

Resources for Economists on the Internet

Maintained by Bill Goffe of the Dept. of Economics and International Business at the University of Southern Mississippi
Reuters Counterparties Reuters Counterparties Financial and economic news aggregator.
Statistical Abstract of the US Statistical Abstract of the United States Is the standard summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States, designed to serve as a guide to other statistical publications and sources. The latter function is served by the introductory text to each section, the source note appearing below each table, and Appendix I, which comprises the Guide to Sources of Statistics, the Guide to State Statistical Abstracts, and the Guide to Foreign Statistical Abstracts. Now searchable with a Google-powered search box. Excel spreadsheets allow site users to manipulate data.
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Thomas Register Thomas Register Connects buyers of industrial related products to suppliers, and provides white papers and industry-related news as well.
UBS Dictionary of Banking UBS Dictionary of Banking This updated version of UBS Dictionary of Banking contains over 2,400 terms, incorporating the latest information from Wealth Management Research.
USA Spending dot gov

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Wall Street Journal Market Data Center Wall Street Journal Market Data Center Stock market analysis produced by Dow Jones.
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WebEc - Economic Resources WebEc: Economic Resources World wide web resources in economics, a companion to Resources for Economists.
World Bank Group World Bank Group Is the internet site for the World Bank. Publications, Data, News and Events are some of what's here.
ZOHO Business Reports Zoho Business Reports Zoho Reports is a powerful business analytics solution online that helps you gather new business insights. Zoho reports are like Excel spreadsheets, they are easy to learn and use. The user interface is friendly, with drag and drop functions. There is a helpful free version.

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