Research Tools

The Following Linksk Provide Information about Many Business Related Topics.  You   can also find Company-Specific Information.

American Enterprise Institute
Founded in 1943 and located in Washington, D.C., the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AIE) is one of America's largest and most repsected "think tanks."  This resource is FREE.

Barra
Barra Teams with Lipper to Communicate Risk to Investment Advisors and the Mutual Fund Industry. This is a free resource.

Business Wire
Fast breaking news on business events around the world. This is a free resource.

The FED
Website for the Federal Reserve Bank.  The Dederal 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.

Financial Data Finder
This site provides links to many types of business sites. The site is maintained by Ohio State University and this service is free to users.

Finance Journal Site
These web links placed here are for those interested in understanding and teaching financial ideas. The site is maintained by Ohio State University and this service is free to users.

FRED - Federal Reserve Economic Data
Research division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.  You can find data on economic trends at this site.  The FED sites are FREE to users.

International Monetary Fund
The IMF is an international organization of 184 member countries. It was established to promote international monetary cooperation, exchange stability, and orderly exchange arrangements; to foster economic growth and high levels of employment and to provide the temporary financial assistance to countries that ease balance of payments adnustments. This resource is free.                

Marginal Revolution 
Articles about the business events of today. This resource is free.

Morgan Stanley
Offers financial advice free to users. Use the search function to find out information on the desired company of interest.

NBER
National Bureau of Economic Research. The NBER is the nation's leading nonprofit economic research organization. The Bureau associates concentrate on four types of empirical research: developing new statistical measurements, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, assessing the effects of public policies on the U.S. economy, and projecting the effects of alternative policy proposals.  This resource is free.

U.S. Department of Labor
The Department administers a variety of Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support. This is a free resource.

Wall Street Research Net
Up-to-date information on business events happening around the world.  This is a FREE resource.