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  • Annual Report Service
    Provides online access to company financial information. Currently the directory lists over 4,500 annual reports and 10-K Filings for online viewing. Additional companies are added daily. Free registration required.
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  • AnyWho
    White Pages: Find a Person/Reverse Lookup – All of the residential and business white pages listings are public information obtained from local telephone records for published telephone listings. These listings can range from 3-6 months old and are updated every three months.
    Yellow Pages: Find a Business – Yellow Page listings (searches by category or name) are obtained from YELLOWPAGES.COM and are updated on a regular basis.
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  • AT&T Directory Assistance
    Online directory to find phone numbers, addresses, maps and directions for businesses and people in the U.S.
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  • BigCharts
    Use BigCharts to find the ticker symbol for your company, as well as News Headlines, Industry Information, Market Advisers, Analyst Recommendations, SEC Filings, Insiders Activity, Annual Report Service, and Company Profile.
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  • Business Week: Company Insight Center
    Search over 42,000 public and 322,000 private companies worldwide. Find stock quotes and charts, news and press releases, financials and key competitors. Research compensation figures, biographies, and board relationships of key company executives. Read up-to-the-minute global sector and industry news.
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  • Business Wire
    Business Wire, a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, is a global market leader in commercial news distribution. Thousands of member companies and organizations depend on Business Wire to transmit their full-text news releases, regulatory filings, photos and other multimedia content to journalists, financial professionals, investor services, regulatory authorities and the general public worldwide.
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  • CAROL (Company Annual Reports On-Line)
    CAROL is an on-line service offering direct links to the financial pages of listed companies in Europe and the USA. CAROL provides direct access to companies’ balance sheets, profit & loss statements, financial highlights etc. Free registration for access to annual reports.
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  • Corporate Information
    The company research reports contained in CorporateInformation.com are produced on over 31,000 companies from over 55 countries. Much of this site is subscription, but basic company information is free.
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  • Directory of Corporate Archives in the United States and Canada
    This directory of corporate archives “includes companies that maintain their historical records themselves, as well as companies that contract with historical consulting firms to maintain their archives collections for them.” Browsable by corporation name, archivist name, and geographical index. From the Society of American Archivists, Business Archives Section.
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  • EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval) Database (Securities and Exchange Commission)
    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. Here you’ll find links to a complete list of filings available through EDGAR and instructions for searching the EDGAR database.
  • Search the EDGAR Database
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  • EDGARpro: IPO Search (Initial Public Offerings)
    Information on IPO companies, private companies changing to public companies.
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  • Forbes Lists
    200 Best Small Companies, 400 Best Big Companies, Fastest-Growing Techs, Asia’s Best Under a Billion, Asia’s Fabulous 50 Companies, Largest Private Companies, World’s 2000 Largest Companies, Global High Performers, etc.
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  • Fortune Rankings
    Fortune 500, Global 500, 25 Top MBA Employers, 35 Largest U.S. Private Companies, Most Admired, 100 Best Companies to Work For, 101 Dumbest Moments in Business, Top 10 Blue-Ribbon Companies, 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, Top Companies for Leaders, 100 Fastest Growing Companies, 20 Great Empoyers for New Grads, etc.
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  • Hoover’s Online
    Hoover’s Inc. provides comprehensive company, industry, and market intelligence. Hoover’s database includes 23 million companies, with comprehensive coverage of the world’s top businesses. Much of this site is available only through subscription, however the company “capsules” (a description of the company, address, officers, sales, employment figures, and hyperlinks to financial reports, stock quotes, SEC filings) are available free of charge.
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  • IRIN’s Annual Report Resource Center
    More than 10,400 current and historical annual reports are available for viewing and printing. If you want to request a hard copy of an annual report, IRIN will forward your request to the appropriate company.
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  • PRARS (The Public Register’s Annual Report Service)
    Company financials, including annual reports, prospectuses or 10ks for over 3,600 public companies available without charge to the investing public. Requests are processed within 24 hours and are shipped free of charge.
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  • Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County: Electronic Business & Investment Resources
    Business Insights Global:Fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals providing detailed company and industry news and information. Remote access available using Public Library of Youngstown barcode.
    D&B Million Dollar Database: Find potential customers and contacts from U.S. and international leading public and private businesses. Limit your search by specific geographic area, business type, sales volume, employee size and more. Company information includes addresses, phone and fax numbers, ticker symbols, key officers, company profiles, executive biographies, number of employees, sales, links to websites, etc. Remote access available using Public Library of Youngstown barcode.
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  • Researching Companies Online
    This business research tutorial, created by Debbie Flanagan, presents a step-by-step process for finding FREE company and industry information on the Web. This online course will enable you to locate high-level company information, identify telephone numbers & addresses, locate company home pages, research company financial information, monitor company news and periodicals, review public opinion, learn about an industry, use business and financial meta-sites, locate professional associations, find conferences and seminars, find sales prospects, research nonprofit organizations, and identify international business resources.
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  • Solusource
    Find industrial product AND company information from around the world in one place.
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  • Superpages.com
    Online resource for finding information and insights on businesses and retailers.
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  • ThomasNet
    Comprehensive resource for finding North American industrial suppliers, by company name and location. Free registration required.
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  • YELLOWPAGES.COM
    A wholly owned subsidiary of AT&T. As a leading Internet Yellow Pages and search directory, YELLOWPAGES.COM is uniquely able to offer searchable directory listings. Whether looking for a particular item, business, event, location or service, YELLOWPAGES.COM is a trusted online source for comprehensive national and local business information.

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