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.

Congressional Budget Office

"Nonpartisan Analysis for the U.S. Congress"  Annual.  "...several hundred formal cost estimates that analyze the likely effects of proposed legislation on the federal budget. "

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

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

NASDAQ Stock Market

Hit Quotes for company profiles.  Extensive info.  Compeitors, Analyst reports + a whole lot more.

Television News Archive

Vanderbilt U.  1968-current.  U.S. national television networks.  free registration required.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Venture Capital on SDC premium database. How to search.

How to search.   Example:
What wireless companies received venture capital in 2002?

Venture Xpert.  Industry Statistics - Investments. OK
Search Menu. OK  Put in Date Range.
Investment Types -- Venture Related Deals. (Double Click to select)]
All Venture Related Deals. OK
Click Portfolio tab (above)
Company VE Primary Industry Subgroup One
Now, you type WIRE.  Then, select All or a sector.  CLOSE
Now execute and get a report -- Standard or custom. 

Economic Indicators

196 countries.  300,000 indicators.  Most recent data.  Search on country or indicators or forecast.
Even includes tax rates.   by Trading Economics. Historical stats are fee based.

Sunday, January 11, 2015


"The definitive database of companies, entrepreneurs, and investors in the technology industry."

Living Wage Calculator by M.I.T.

State. County, Industry, Expenses, Minimum wage.

Friday, January 09, 2015

Ads of the World

Recent.    |      Brief profile of ad producers.  Filter  by media, industry, country.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

International Economic Trends -

 St. Louis Fed (_e.g. 12 graphs for China)    + Cross country comparison.

International Financial Statistics - FRED - St. Louis Fed

"...approximately 32,000 time series covering more than 200 countries starting in 1948. Includes exchange rates, Fund accounts and the main global and country economic indicators"

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Office for National Statistics UK

Also links to new Eurostat website.

ASEAN Statistics

 Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Statistics | Research | SIFMA

 Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
"Statistics and data pertaining to financial markets and the economy."

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Periodicals & Blogs - Business Reference Essentials -

"A guide for new business librarians to get started & a refresher for seasoned professionals" 
LibGuides at BRASS - Business Reference & Services Section.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Campaign Asia-Pacific

"Advertising, Marketing, Media, Digital, PR News and more"  Directories, Case studies.  by country / specialty.  by Haymarket.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Retail Same Stores Sales Review. Thompson Reuters

Annual, 2007-2012.  Quarterly, 2013 - current.

Retail's Impact Across America | NRF

DIRECT EMPLOYMENT AND GDP VALUE BY MAJOR INDUSTRY  by nation,  state and congr. district.

NB:  Nat'l Retail Federation  is a trade ass'n.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

2014 Bloomberg Best (and Worst) rankings global

Largest, most, biggest , etc.    e.g  IPO's,  emerging markets......

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

PAKISTAN Business news

Dawn Media Group

Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 -

World Economic Forum: "... assesses the competitiveness landscape of 144 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity."

Asia-Pacific private equity outlook 2013- current

Ernst & Young  36 pages

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bankscope (about)

A BVD premium database of global bank info.  the best, imho.

Monday, December 15, 2014

TV pricing chart. Annual. Ad Age

"Show-by-show" Prime time. Major networks.

IAB Internet Ad Revenue Report- 1996 -current

 Internet Advertising Bureau  by PWC.   25 pages. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Company List: NASDAQ, NYSE, & AMEX

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.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

PwC: US: Careers

Jobs at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Student, Experienced, Executive

Tuesday, December 09, 2014