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- 2012 Statistical Abstract. U.S. Census Bureau. "statistics for the world as a whole and for many countries on a comparative basis with the United States. Data are shown for population, births and deaths, social and industrial indicators, finances, agriculture, communication, and military affairs."
- American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau.
- Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Includes economic research, data and statistics. Banking information and regulation, Federal Reserve Bulletin, and monetary policy information, reports and board updates.
- Bureau of Economic Analysis. U.S. Department of Commerce.
- Canadian business patterns. 1988-2010
- The Daily. The Daily is released Monday to Friday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time, except during holidays. Statistics Canada.
- Economic Research & Data. Statistics, including historic data. Can download custom datasets for spreadsheet use. Federal Reserve Systems.
- Economic Research. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Economic data and statistics, including historic, research, working papers and articles.
- European Union statistics.
- Industry Snapshots. U.S. Census Bureau. "New 2007 Economic Census data are featured in Industry Snapshots for 2- and 3-digit NAICS and for selected detailed industries."
- National Bureau of Economic Research . Macro, industry, international trade, demographic, patent and other U.S. data, including historic.
- ODESI Ontario Data Documentation, Extraction Service and Infrastructure) is a digital repository for social science data, including polling data. ODESI contains over 3403 datasets, with an additional 12645 survey records available for browsing.
- OFFSTATS Official statistics on the web.
- Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2011 (PDF)
- Statistics Canada Online Catalogue.
- Statistics by Subject. Statistics Canada.
- UNdata. A world of information.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics
- U.S. International Trade Statistics. U.S. Census Bureau.
- World Development Indicators 2010 People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets
Markets & Industries
Markets & industries
- BusinessWeek. Industry News.
- Google Finance Canada
- Google Finance - Domestic Trends. Track Google search traffic across specific sectors of the economy.
- Industrial Sectors. This page offers links to a variety of services and information related to industry. Government of Ontario
- Industry profiles, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
- Industries at a Glance. U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor StatisticsInvestopedia (Forbes). Stock simulator, articles,articles, dictionary, variety of investment and finance calculators and exam prep (including the Canadian Securities Course).
- Industry reports, market research, and analysis. Highbeam Business
- Market Research by Industry. "..detailed market research for a range of industries for key markets around the world". Reports include Canada. New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE).
- Market Research Library. U.S. Commercial Service. Market research report for countries around the globe.
- Marketing Charts. Approximately 2,500 charts and data files related to marketing. Data can be downloaded in Excel format.
- Marketplace. American Public media.
- ResearchWikis Market research, from U.S. government sources and public domain sites,for hundreds of industries and topics.
- Statements. Articles of interest to accounting and finance professionals. Certified General Accountants of Ontario.
- ThomasNet "find manufacturers, distributors and service providers - from Actuators to Zirconium and everything in between" for Canada and the United States.
- Toronto Industry Profiles Economic Development Division of the City of Toronto
Careers & Interview Tips
Careers and interview tips
- Best employers for recent graduates
- Canada's Top 100 Employers
- Case Interview Tools and Resources for Job-Seekers. “Tools and resources for case interviews, where the job-seeker is asked to analyze a situation in a short timeframe.” Includes links to company sites with information about case-interview preparation, and practice and interactive cases.
- GlassDoor.com. Position specific salary details, and reviews for more than 26,000 companies, including some in Canada. User contributed information.
- Globe & Mail - Careers
- mbajobs.ca - "MBAjobs.ca caters to employers who are looking for highly skilled and educated professionals who have expertise in areas such as finance, accounting, operations, project management, business development, HR, marketing, public policy management, engineering...etc."
- The Riley Guide
- Wall Street Journal - Careers
- Wetfeet Career Resource Site
Companies, Stocks, Investing and Pensions
Companies, stocks, investing and pensions
- Google News Archive. Search digitized, historic newspaper pages, including the New York Times, some dating back more than 200 years.
Dictionaries, Glossaries and Encyclopedias
- Business Directories. Free access to the following Gale directories: Business Plans; Encyclopedia of Business; Encyclopedia of Business and Finance; Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns; Encyclopedia of Management; Encyclopedia of Small Business; International Directory of Business Biographies; International Directory of Company Histories; and The Oxford Dictionary of Economics.
- Investopedia. Forbes. Database of over 7,000 terms.
- Martindale's Business, Management and Economics Center. Calculators, Spreadsheets, etc.
- Online Glossary. Canadian Bankers Association. Click on 'Glossary' from top menu.