Bloomberg News Service
An excellent resource for financial experts and novices alike, Bloomberg Personal offers easy access to breaking business news, market activity reports worldwide, and profiles of industry movers.
The CNNMoney.com home page always reports the Dow Jones industrial average, the NASDAQ composite and the 30-year Treasury bond in the upper right corner, updated every three minutes. Other features include hot stories, expanded market coverage, technology news and personal finance information.
This full-featured stock site includes market commentary, news headlines, earnings, tech stocks, IPO filings and much more. Users can enter a company name or ticker to get reams of company information.
Hoover's Online provides access to a variety of company information including a searchable database of over 2800 firm web sites, company capsules for over 10,000 corporations, company profiles (fee-based), and IPO Central. You can access some of Hoover's company profiles via the Time Warner Pathfinder Site. Includes current SEC filings.
Up-to-date news releases from hundreds of public companies from PR Newswire.
All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free.
& Poor Index Information
Access information about stock indexes maintained by Standard & Poors. Includes current statistics, total return figures, and news as well as alphabetical and grouped by industry lists of the companies included in the various indexes. (S&P 500, Midcap 400, Smallcap 600, etc.)
Access an online service entirely devoted to technology news.
Yahoo Finance is an excellent starting point for a wide variety of company information from stock quotes to news stories to commentary and analysis.
Tip: You can often guess the address for a company home page. The standard format is usually http://www.nameofcompany.com. For example if you are trying to find IBM's home page, try http://www.ibm.com .
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Last revised: July 6, 2010
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