Sunday, March 01, 2015

Entrepreneur Magazine - "Start, run and grow your business."

A bunch of "how to's".  Important - hist Lists  for updated top franchises, most trusted brands and more.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Forecast 2015

Deloitte.  Annual.

Cable Industry Data | NCTA

Nat'l Cable & Telecommunications Assoc.  (n.b. a trade assoc.)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Debt Capital Markets Review. Global

full year 2013.  Thomson Reuters.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015


Directory of Tech companies.  Appears US only.  Names link to co supplied description and website (which may or may not provide financial stats) Technical papers require free registration.

IMF Survey. online magazine

International Monetary Fund     "News, views, and analysis..."  Biweekly, 1996 - current.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

International Trade by Commodity Statistics -OECD

5 issues a year.  2010 - current.

All Statistics - OECD iLibrary

Global Country Profiles,  Databases, Indicators, Book Series.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Emerging Markets Growing companies

Boston Consulting Group.   Annual.  A list, w/ info about a few of the listed companies.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Hello, bizreferrees - am away in Houston for a few days.  Happy V day and see y'all next week! t

EU - World Top R&D Investing Companies.

+ investment stats.

European Commission

EUROPA - "Practical guide to doing business in Europe"

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

India Brand Equity Foundation

India Industry, Economy, Export profiles.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Top 100 Global Corporations ranked by Current Market Capitalization   Also - use Advanced Search to locate companies by region, industry, name, product,  keyword.  Company snapshots are up-to-date.

IMF Data, Int'l Monetary Fund. Free

"From the start of 2015, all IMF’s statistical databases, including International Financial Statistics, Balance of Payment Statistics, Government Finance Statistics, and Direction of Trade Statistics, are available free of charge."

A History of America’s Brewing Industry

1650 to 1800.   Economic History Ass'n.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Saturday, February 07, 2015

US Federal Election Results & Campaign Disclosure Portal

 Federal Election Commission.    (Thanks, Ryan Splenda)

Thursday, February 05, 2015

US National Science Foundation (NSF)

"the nation's leading provider of statistical data on the U.S. science and engineering enterprise."
Academic institution profiles, rankings, R&D stats.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Congressional Budget Office US

Data + Projections.  2015 - 2025.  Cost estimates. Reports by topic.
 Search on: historic for 1975 - current reports.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Company List: NASDAQ, NYSE, & AMEX Companies.

Company List: NASDAQ, NYSE, & AMEX Companies -     by
all firms traded in US,  Varying levels of info for each co. mostly good. Search by name, country, industry sector, exchange, market cap, IPO year.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Charity Navigator

"America's Largest Charity Evaluator"  Free registration required.

All companies traded on N. American Stock Exchanges.

Spread sheet.  Ticker, Industry, SIC, Exchange.  6871 firms.  undated.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

IT Salary Survey . ComputerWorld. Annual

InformationWeek Elite 100 Winners. Annual.

Companies ranked by best use of technology.  Company name links to its web site.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tax Foundation. US, Int'l

State & local tax rates. Historical individual tax rates, 1862 - current.

Kompass business directory. Global

B2B company directory.  Search by name, product, person.   Filter by location.  Full financials of a firm: about $10.  But free info is useful.  (Thanks, Amelia K.)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Economic and Housing Data

NAHB" Nat'l Association of Home Builders produces in-depth economic analyses of the home building industry based on private and government data."

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Exhibits - Baker Library | Bloomberg Center, Historical Collections

One of many interesting exhibits:The Art of American Advertising, 1865-1910 
".. examines the ways in which an emerging advertising industry reached a national market with innovative printing technologies and marketing strategies that crossed the boundaries of art and commerce."

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Economic surveys and country surveillance - OECD

Includes selected non-OECD countries.  Each is 100+ pages.

2010 Census Data Products: United States - At a Glance

neat access to all population data.  updated 2013.

Sustainability Disclosure Database. Global

  Appears to be mostly firms that advise on sustainability.  (Thanks, Terence O'Neill.)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Trends & Data - Internet Retailer

"Access scores of charts and tables highlighting key trends in all areas of e-commerce." Current stats.
Some graphs are undated.  Full subscription - about $270.

100 Best Corporate Citizens

Corporate Responsibility magazine.  Annual.  Gap Inc. is  # 3.  Really?  See also

Dow Jones| Sustainability Indices. global

Annual.  Top company in 24 industries.  Hit: DJSI World - Industry Group Leaders 2014

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Country Reports on Terrorism

US Dept. of State.  Annual.

Global Terrorism Database

"an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2013 (with additional annual updates planned for the future)."
U of Maryland & US Dept of Homeland Security.

National Energy Board. Canada

Statistics & Analysis.  List of regulated companies.  No company info.

Statistical Review downloads BP Energy

"Download the printed edition of the Statistical Review of World Energy 2014, the supporting PowerPoint slides or the full Excel workbook of historical statistical data from 1965-2013."
See also "Report breakdown by energy type" and "Country Fact Sheets."

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Country groups

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Status & Trends in the U.S. Voluntary Green Power Market (2013 Data)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  48 pages.

Climate Disclosure Leadership Index. S&P 500

Skip to pages 34-35 for company rankings.