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BUS 112 Introduction to Business : Using the WWW

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Employment websites

NY Times Business Newsfeed

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Websites for Business information

For information on a specific company look for the company's website. How they present them selves to consumers and investors is important. You can often find information on the company's philosophy, their approach to being ecological and their labor and international trade strategies. Look for an About Us page, an Investor Relations page or their Annual Reports.

Here are some good websites for business information

Economics Literacy Quiz - Take this quiz from the Council for Economic Education and see how you rate

Yahoo Finance

Business website directory - Compiled by the Library of Congress' Business Reference Service

NY Times Business Navigator - Directory of business links

The Security and Exchange Commission

 

Web sites for International Business Culture

Not every website is going to have business etiquette for every country. Look at several of these. Also some have more complete information than others.

Finding economic data

US Dept. of Commerce - Bureau of Economic Analysis: http://www.bea.gov

US Dept of Labor - Bureau of Labor and Statistics - http://www.bls.gov

NY State labor force data -  https://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/lslaus.shtm https://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/lslaus.shtm

NYS labor statistics- http://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/index.shtm

Consumer Price Index http://www.bls.gov/cpi/

CPI FAQs - http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpifaq.htm

BLS statistics on inflation and prices - http://stats.bls.gov/bls/inflation.htm

Inflation calculator - http://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm

Internet evaluation

Remember to use caution when using the Internet for research. Anyone can publish on the www!

Always evaluate a web site for

  • authority
  • accuracy
  • objectivity
  • currency
  • depth of coverage