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“BigCharts is the world’s most comprehensive and easy-to-use investment research Web site, providing access to professional-level research tools such as interactive charts, quotes, industry analysis and intraday stock screeners, as well as market news and commentary. These tools combine with a graphical interface and our intuitive navigation to make your research experience productive, entertaining and fun. Best of all, BigCharts is a free service supported entirely by our site sponsors.”–From the website.

Index of Economic Freedom

The Heritage Foundation in association with the Wall Street Journal offer this index of the state of economic freedom in countries from around the world.  There is an interactive map which allows you to compare countries against one another.

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy


“360 Degrees of Financial literacy is a national volunteer effort of the nation’s Certified Public Accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances and develop money management skills. It focuses on financial education as a lifelong endeavor—from children learning about the value of money to adults reaching a secure retirement.

The 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy Web site offers general information for managing personal finances and does not recommend specific financial actions. For financial advice tailored to your situation, please contact an expert such as a CPA or a personal financial advisor.”–From the website.

Mutual Funds Investment Terms


Investopedia offers this comprehensive list of Mutual Funds investment terms and their meanings.

MORE : Memphis Office of Resources and Enterprise

“In January 2012, Mayor A C Wharton and the Memphis City Council conceptualized a coordinated strategy for the city agenda relating to minority and women-owned business development. That strategy grew to become the Memphis Office of Resources and Enterprise, a resource agency that is designed to grow businesses by connecting business resources and opportunities.

MORE is here to help grow minority and women-owned businesses in Memphis, TN. We are a portal; we are an access of resources, and we are a bridge to partnering organizations for the clients of MORE. Together we will move forward and make Memphis a city of choice for all. Through advocacy, referral, and assistance, growing MORE opportunities, growing MORE entrepreneurs, growing MORE jobs, the MORE you know, the MORE the sky becomes your limit. MORE is a facilitator.

The purpose of MORE is to assess what the clients need to take their business to the next level and direct them accordingly to the right resources. Below are some of the ways MORE uses its resources to help get our clients get on track to success.–From the website.

World Bank — Data By Country

“The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.   We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.”–From the website.  Valuable economic data available for countries from around the world.

Census Bureau to Release New Features in American FactFinder

“The U.S. Census Bureau today released new features for American FactFinder, an online data tool that allows users to access a variety of Census Bureau statistics, including decennial, American Community Survey and economic census statistics. The new features include a simplified main page design, the option for a guided search and an enhanced community facts tool, providing options for both novice and advanced data users.”–From the website.  Also, links on the page to web pages that have specific informatin about the new features.

The Entrepreneur’s Reference Guide to Small Business Information

“Becoming a successful entrepreneur, however, is not an easy task. It requires skill, motivation, hard work, and good luck. It also requires information in large measure. The would-be business person stands on the brink of a new future with a thousand questions that need answers. The Entrepreneur’s Reference Guide to Small Business Information was originally compiled by business reference specialists at the Library of Congress to help beginners (and established business owners who keep meeting new problems) find sources that can guide them to the right questions and the best answers. “–From the website.

ClickZ : Marketing News & Expert Advice

“ClickZ is the largest resource of interactive marketing news, information, commentary, advice, opinion, research, and reference in the world, online or off-. From search to social, technology to trends, our coverage is expert, exclusive, and in-depth.”–From the website.

United States Census — E-Stats

“Welcome to E-Stats – the U.S. Census Bureau’s Internet site devoted exclusively to “Measuring the Electronic Economy.” This site features recent and upcoming releases, information on methodology, and background papers.”–from the website.

The Global Competitiveness Report 2012 – 2013

“The Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013 assesses the competitiveness landscape of 144 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. The Report series remains the most comprehensive assessment of national competitiveness worldwide.”–From the website.

Who Owns the News Media?

Who Owns the News Media is an interactive database of companies that own news properties in the United States. Use the site to compare the companies, explore each media sector or read profiles of individual companies”–From the database.


“The Ad*Access Project, funded by the Duke Endowment “Library 2000″ Fund, presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II …”–From the website.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection : Securing Our Borders

Much helpful information on exporting and importing and trade, including information on duties and tariffs, and links to helpful information, including to the Harmonized Trade Schedule.

Social Pulse

Social Pulse is a social media dashboard, from Reuters, that shows what is newswothy on the social networks, with an emphasis on business news.