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Business Information Research: Using the WWW

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

 

Helpful handouts

Evaluating Internet resources (the blue sheet)


 

NY Times Business Newsfeed

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Websites for Business information

Here are some good websites for business information

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

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

NYS Dept of Labor home page - https://www.labor.ny.gov/

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

Unemployment data for NYS by statistical area, region or county - http://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/lslaus.shtm

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

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

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

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