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Government Resources on the Economy
Federal Trade Commission
The FTC works to protect consumers by preventing anticompetitive, deceptive, and unfair business practices, enhancing informed consumer choice and public understanding of the competitive process, and accomplishing this without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.
Federal Trade Commission Publications
Free publications from the Federal Trade Commission on topics such as scams, credit and loans, shopping and advertising, privacy and identity, debt, online safety and security, jobs and making money, homes and mortgages, and health.
Financial Workshop Kits - NEFE
National Endowment for Financial Education Tools gives you access to NEFE’s numerous consumer- and practitioner-based programs and resources. Areas of focus range from living on your own for the first time to making decisions about retirement. Piece together content from various tools to create a customized learning experience for your audience.
FINRA Investor Education Foundation
Investor education modules developed by FINRA to assist grantees and others with the creation of accurate, unbiased investor education materials.
Money Matters Pro
A series of workshops and e-learning modules created to help New York Public Library staff, other libraries, and not for profit organizations understand key personal finance concepts, subject matter content, and available unbiased, research-based resources to better assist patrons of all ages, abilities, and cultural backgrounds with money management inquiries.
Do you want to be more confident with your money? Is dealing with your finances hard sometimes? You are not alone! Project Money is from Project Read at the San Francisco Public Library. This project is about learners sharing and helping other learners.
A variety of learning tools on personal finance from Financial Security for All Community of Practice, a virtual community led by twelve Extension professionals from across the country.
Other Web Resources
The Economist: economics articles
Check out articles on world economic issues from the latest edition of The Economist
Economix: NYT blog
Blog on the "economics and science of everyday life" from the New York Times
Free online financial calculator. Calculate the Present Value (PV), Future Value (FV), Number of Periods (NP), Payment Amount (PMT), and Interest Rate per Period, % (IR).
"Get real-time stock quotes & charts, financial news, currency conversions, or track your portfolio with Google Finance."
International Monetary Fund
"Promotes international monetary cooperation and exchange rate stability, facilitates the balanced growth of international trade, and provides resources to help members in balance of payments difficulties or to assist with poverty reduction."
Real Time Economics: WSJ blog
"Economic insight and analysis from The Wall Street Journal."
Wolfram Alpha (Calculation & Conversion tool)
Wolfram Alpha works as a "computational search engine." It can handle these "types" of questions: Stock Data · Indices · Mutual Funds · Futures · Mortgages · Present Value · Currency Conversion · Tips · Bonds · Derivatives Valuation · Wages · Sales Tax, etc.
World Trade Organization
In its own words: "the World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only international organization dealing with the global rules of trade between nations. Its main function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible."
Business Journals on the Web
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