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Economy And Politics

Finance and Industry

  • American Stock Exchange--news and information about the American Stock Exchange and financial markets worldwide.
  • Chicago Board of Trade--Market news and information from the Chicago Board of Trade.
  • Securities and Exchange Commission--The SEC is an independent, nonpartisan, quasijudicial regulatory agency with responsibility for administering the federal securities laws. The purpose of these laws is to protect investors in securities markets that operate fairly and to ensure that investors have access to disclosure of all material information concerning publicly traded securities. The Commission also regulates firms engaged in the purchase or sale of securities, people who provide investment advice, and investment companies.
  • The Economic Bulletin Board (EBB)--The EBB provides access to crucial, late-breaking business information just minutes after its official release, including reports from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Bureau of the Census, the Federal Reserve Board, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Department of Treasury and several other Federal Government agencies.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research--Founded in 1920, the National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed to promoting and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community.
  • Regional Economic Information System, 1969-1992-- The REIS data base provides local area economic data for states, counties, and metropolitan areas for 1969-1993. Statistics in the data base include: personal income by source, per-capita personal income, earnings by two digit SIC code, full and part time employment by industry, and regional economic profiles. The REIS data base is produced by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
  • The Market Research Center--The Market Research Center is an important Internet resource for anyone interested in market research, advertising, entertainment, or new media. The site includes industry information about market research and its leading organizations.
  • Advertising Age--Advertising news, information, and links from one of the nation's leading advertising industry trade journals.
  • Audit Bureau of Circulations--The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) established independent audits of newspaper and periodical circulation when it was formed in 1914. Its total membership of 4,225 publishers, advertisers and advertising agencies makes ABC the world's first and largest circulation auditing organization. ABC maintains the world's foremost electronic database of audited-circulation information, and offers reports and services in a variety of print and electronic formats.
  • The Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics--RSQE is an economic modeling and forecasting unit at the University of Michigan. RSQE provides forecasts of the economic outlook for the U.S. and Michigan economies based on quarterly econometric models.
  • The Progressive Business Web Pages--the premier clearinghouse of socially responsible business and investment information on the Internet.
  • Economics Working Paper Archive--electronic working papers in Economics and a wide variety of related subject areas.
  • Thomas Register of American Manufacturers--comprehensive information on manufacturer's products, services, suppliers, and buyers across the country.
  • The United States International Trade Commission--The USITC is an independent, quasi-judicial federal agency that provides objective trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain unfair trade practices, such as patent, trademark, and copyright infringement. USITC analysts and economists investigate and publish reports on U.S. industries and the global trends that affect them.
  • United States Trade Representative--The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and leading or directing negotiations with other countries on such matters.
  • Journal of Financial Economics--The Journal provides a specialized forum for the publication of research in the general area of financial economics. It places primary emphasis on the highest-quality analytical, mathematical, and empirical contributions in the areas of portfolio analysis, theories of market equilibrium, and corporate financial management.
  • The Panel Study of Income Dynamics--The PSID is a longitudinal survey of a representative sample of US individuals and the families in which they reside. It has been ongoing since 1968. The data are collected annually, and the data files contain the full span of information collected over the the course of the study. PSID data can be used for cross- sectional, longitudinal, and intergenerational analysis and for studying both individuals and families.
  • Canadian Financial Network--CFN is designed to provide Canadian Investors with a multi-faceted source of information related to Investments and Investing in Canada.
  • Inter-American Development Bank WWW--information on publications and projects of the Inter-American Development Bank.
  • TrainingForum--TrainingForum is an information consortium provided to benefit business professionals and commercial organizations. The focus of the Forum is to provide online information on a range of professional membership organizations; their networking events, educational programs, information resources and membership benefits.
  • Bureau of Transportation Statistics--The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) was established in December 1992 to improve the knowledge base for public decision making, and to improve public awareness of the nation's transportation system and its consequences. BTS compiles, analyzes, and makes accessible information on the Nation's transportation systems; collects information on intermodal transportation and other areas as needed; and works to enhance the quality and effectiveness of government statistics.

Labor and Workplace Issues

  • Unordered listBureau of Labor Statistics--the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
  • Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations--information on the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University and its Library as well as information on all aspects of employer-employee relations and workplace issues.
  • International Federation of Workers' Education Associations--The IFWEA was founded in 1947, and today includes member organizations all over the world. These include associations for workers' education, foundations operating within the framework of the labour movement, educational organizations of trade unions, Social Democratic educational institutions, and groups involved in vocational education. The IFWEA aims to promote "free and voluntary educational work, according to the principles of solidarity and cooperation, justice and equality, democracy and freedom."
  • LaborWeb: The AFL-CIO--The AFL-CIO is a federation of 81 labor unions representing some 13.6 million working men and women who have joined together to help workers improve their lives on the job and in their communities.
  • Sheet Metal Workers International Association--Links to numerous labor resources. This page is maintained by Local Union 312 in Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Office and Professional Employees International Union--The OPEIU represents computer analysts and programmers, data entry operators, nurses, copywriters, bank tellers and clerks, insurance agents, artists and museum curators, law enforcement officers and security guards, accountants, engineers, secretaries, and professional models (runway and print).
  • National Adjunct Faculty Guild--The National Adjunct Faculty Guild is a nonprofit organization which strives to enrich the lives of adjunct, part-time and full-time temporary college faculty members through a program of academic discounts, professional services and philanthropy. The Guild, founded in 1993, is the only national professional association for the nation's over 400,000 adjunct, part-time and full-time temporary college educators. Over the course of each year, the Guild works to help members further their careers, fights for the ethical treatment of adjuncts, and spreads the word about new programs other campuses have started to support adjunct faculty.
  • Economic Democracy Information Network (EDIN), a project at UC Berkeley dedicated to expanding the voice of community organizations on the Information Superhighway.
  • National Center for Employee Ownership--The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) is a private, non-profit membership, information, and research organization. Supported by its members and services, the NCEO serves as a central source of information on employee ownership.
  • Marxism Page--classic and contemporary Marxist texts.End Unordered list


Agriculture and Rural Development

  • The National Agricultural Library--The National Agricultural Library (NAL) is part of the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is a major international source for agriculture and related information.
  • The Gennis Agency Ag-Links--An extensive set of links to World Wide Web sites of interest to Agriculture.
  • Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy--The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) was established in 1986 as a nonprofit and tax exempt research and education organization. Its mission is to create environmentally and economically sustainable communities and regions through sound agriculture and trade policy.
  • Institute for Local Government Administration and Rural Development--The Institute for Local Government Administration and Rural Development at Ohio University conducts applied research and provides technical assistance to area communities and the State to enhance development efforts and improve the efficiency of governmental operations.
  • National Rural Development Partnership--The NRDP is a partnership with representatives of federal, state, local, and tribal governments--as well as the private for-profit and non-profit sectors--which is working to solve problems on rural development across the nation.
  • American Farm Bureau--This site links national, state and county Farm Bureaus to provide up-to-date information on topics related to agribusiness, politics and the American Farm Bureau Federation.
  • National Farmers Organization--The purpose of the NFO is to provide greater opportunities, through bargaining systems, for member farmers and ranchers to obtain a fair price from the marketplace for the commodities they produce.
  • Dept. of Horticulture, Perdue University--Indiana Center for New Crops and Plant Products at Purdue University.
  • North Carolina Department of AgricultureEnd Unordered list


Federal and State Government

Party and Electoral Politics

  • Nerd World Media: USA PRIMARIES--Links to news and information on upcoming Republican and Democratic primary election races.
  • GOP Main Street!--GOP Main Street is the Republican National Committee's Virtual Town on the Web.
  • The Official Democratic National Committee Electronic Headquarters--Official news, information, and links from the Democratic Party.
  • Democratic Leadership Council and Progressive Policy Institute--The DLC is an information age political and communications network committed to building a new generation of Democratic leaders and placing DLC-PPI ideas into the hands of people who can turn them into action. Its affiliated think tank, PPI, works to fashion a public policy for the 21st century by adapting America's progressive tradition of individual liberty, equal opportunity, and civic obligation to the challenges of the Information Age.
  • Democratic Socialists of America--The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International. DSA's members are building progressive movements for social change while establishing an openly socialist presence in American communities and politics.
  • Reform Party of Canada--The Reform Party of Canada is the only political party in Canada in which the policies of the Party are developed exclusively by the grassroots membership of the Party and binding upon the leadership and caucus.
  • Committees of Correspondence--The Committees of Correspondence is a socialist organization for people of all races and national backgrounds who believe in radical democratization of the economic and political system.End Unordered list