Blog: Business & Investments
Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
If you're interested in how much information is being harvested from your social media profiles, whether or not profit and social responsibility can coexist or simply want to join the latest discussion on recycling and our collective carbon footprint, Business Ethics may offer the answers you need. The magazine is no longer published in print format and available only online.
Manage Your Money in the New Year
If your New Years' resolutions include finding ways to better manage your money, there are lots of tools that can help. Value Line offers in-depth ratings and advise on the stock market. Morningstar includes comprehensive information for stocks, mutual funds and ETFs. Bankrate can help you find and compare rates on over 300 financial products like CDs, credit cards, mortgages and other consumer loans if your goal is a new mortgage, auto loan or a higher yield savings account.
Legal Forms You Can Depend On
If you've ever searched for legal forms on the web, you know how frustrating it can be. The Legal Forms (Gale) database contains hundreds of official Minnesota and federal legal forms for business and personal use. Forms cover incorporation, bankruptcy, employment, real estate, power of attorney, taxes, wills and much more. Forms are blank and can be printed or filled out electronically.
October is Personal Finance Month, and there is a wealth of information available to help you manage your money. Get data reports, rankings, in-depth analysis and ideas to help answer the question, "How Can I Afford Retirement?"
Economics and Elections
Economic policies are central to this year's elections. To be a better informed voter, visit the Economic Policy Institute or the American Institute for Economic Research, both dedicated to independent research and educating the general public.
Rating Local Businesses and Services
Choosing local businesses and service providers has never been easier with Consumers' Checkbook. See ratings, comments and buying advise tip sheets. Search for articles or browse the latest issue online. Consumers' Checkbook is only available on library workstations. You can also find print copies of Twin Cities Consumers' Checkbook in the library catalog and available for requests.
Value Line Investment Survey
Are you afraid you missed out by not purchasing Facebook stock during its Initial Public Offering? Are you wondering what impact the departure of veteran officials and restructuring at Best Buy will have on its stock? Use Value Line to rate these and other stocks and to view stock price and financial forecasts. Value Line rates and reviews over 1700 stocks and 90 industries. Learn more about this essential investment tool here.
Find Business News in the Corporate Affiliations database. You'll also find business profiles for major public and private companies world wide.
Bankrate.com is a good starting point for any debt management plan. Enter all of the credit cards and outstanding installment loans balances. Find out how much is owed and how long it will take to pay it off.
Where is the Phone Book?
Reference USA is a directory of U.S. and Canadian businesses, U.S. white page listings, new businesses.
Hone Your Business Writing Skills
Find Business Writing guides as well as classes at LearningExpressLibrary.
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