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New Financial Literacy Article from YSU Faculty

Dr. Ronald Volpe, Professor of Accounting and Finance in the Williamson College of Business Administration, and Kathleen Mumaw, Instructor of Accounting and Finance in the Williamson College of Business Administration, recently collaborated on an article for The Ohio Business Technology Educator entitled:

National Attention to Financial Illiteracy Creates Wealth of Educator Resources.”

Many WCBA faculty are well-published in the area of financial literacy. Many of their articles may be found full-text on Maag Library’s Financial Literacy Guide: Financial Literacy Articles & Research, which is a part of Maag’s Financial Literacy Guide. This guide provides a comprehensive list of financial literacy resources, including print sources, ebooks, government documents, research and websites.

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New in Maag Reference Collection

2007 International Trade Statistics Yearbook
Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
REF HF91 .U473 2007 (2 volumes)

This 56th edition provides the basic information for individual countries’ external trade performances in terms of value, as well as in volume and price, the importance of trading partners and the significance of individual commodities imported and exported. This edition shows annual statistics up to the year 2007 for 180 countries or areas. It is published in two volumes.

>>International Trade Statistics Yearbooks Online (1992 to present)
>>2007: Country Pages; Commodity PagesSpecial Tables (Old Format)
>>2008: Annex I – Trade by Country; Annex II – Trade by Commodity (Old Format)
>>2008: For this first edition of the redesigned yearbook, the country and commodity tables of the previous editions of the yearbook are provided as additional annexes available online. Annex II – Trade by Commodity shows the identical data as the corresponding commodity profiles in Volume II as both were produced at the same time. However, Annex I – Trade by Country shows more recent data than the corresponding country profiles in Volume I, as annex I was produced later in the year along with Annex II.
>>2008 Volume 1 – Trade by CountryIntroductionWorld TablesCountry Trade ProfilesRead me (New Format)
>>2008 Volume 2 – Trade by Commodity: IntroductionWorld TablesCommodity Trade ProfilesRead me (New Format)
>>2009 Volume 1 – Trade by CountryIntroductionWorld TablesCountry Trade Profiles; Read me

How to Read a Financial Statement
American Institute for Economic Research
REF HF5667.65 .N67 2008x

The original edition (1993) covered the essential information needed to understand financial statements. This edition includes a complete update of the sample statements and related analysis, as well as two new chapters that cover the Enron-era accounting scandals, Sarbanes-Oxley, and accounting issues raised by the subprime mortgage mess. The primary purpose of this book is to help the reader understand how to read financial statements. It is useful to anyone who desires to learn more about how to use such statements to evaluate the activities and financial standing of businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations.

Mergent Handbook of Dividend Achievers Summer 2010
REF HG4050 .M66

Quarterly publication. Profiles U.S. companies that have increased their regular cash dividends annually for ten or more consecutive years. For each Dividend Achiever company, this handbook provides a full-page profile with in-depth investment criteria, including a stock performance chart, dividend record, business description, up to 8 years of financial results and ratios, analysis of recent developments, and more. At a glance, you can determine how a company has performed in the past and if it warrants further investigation. This latest edition also includes valuable rankings, such as ten-year average annual dividend growth rates; one-, three-, and five-year total returns; top twenty returns on equity and assets; plus the top twenty rankings by revenue, net income, total assets, long- and short-term price scores, and highest and lowest P/E ratios.

2010 Polk City Directory: Youngstown including Mahoning County, Ohio
READY REF F499 .Y83 P65 (Behind Reference Desk)
Includes 110,183 Residents and 9,803 Businesses

New in Maag Reference Collection

Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, 2009
REF HD7123  .S56 suppl. 2009

The Supplement is a major resource for data on our nation’s social insurance and welfare programs. The majority of the statistical tables present information about programs administered by the Social Security Administration—the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance program, known collectively as Social Security, and the Supplemental Security Income program. In addition, data are presented on the major health care programs—Medicare and Medicaid—and social insurance programs, including workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, temporary disability insurance, Black Lung benefits, and veterans’ benefits. The Supplement also includes program summaries and legislative histories that help users of the data understand these programs. Please note that additional disability tables and statistics can be found in the SSI Annual Statistical Report and the Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program.

The Supplement has been published annually since 1940. Decisions affecting the future of Social Security are facilitated by the availability of relevant data over a long period. The data provide a base for research, policy analysis, and proposals for changing the programs. In addition to meeting the Social Security Administration’s information needs, the Supplement strengthens the agency’s ability to respond to requests for program data from congressional committees, government agencies at all levels, and the research community.


The Business Plan Workbook: The Definitive Guide to Researching, Writing Up and Presenting a Winning Plan
REF HD30.28 .B3685 2008

The Business Plan Workbook has established itself as the essential guide to all aspects of business planning for entrepreneurs, senior executives and students alike. Based on methodology developed at Cranfield School of Management and using successful real-life business plan, The Business Plan Workbook brings together the process and procedures required to produce that persuasive plan. The step-by-step approach covers all the key topics, including: Validating your business idea; Examples from the plans of successful entrepreneurs; Practical ways to research your market; Developing your market strategy; Raising finance; Building a website; Keeping the books; Controlling the business; Writing up and presenting your business plan; Links to free business spreadsheets and online tools. The many examples have been fully updated and include a cross-section of businesses at various stages in their development, making the book invaluable reading for anyone in business.

>>Cover Image; Table of Contents; Publisher Description; Reviews; Author Notes

State Profiles: The Population and Economy of Each U.S. State
REF HA214 .S836 2010x

This comprehensive reference provides a wealth of authoritative data on key demographic and economic indicators for each U.S. state and the District of Columbia. Each state is covered by a compact standardized chapter that allows for easy comparisons and timely analysis between the states. The data comes from a variety of sources including: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, International Trade Administration, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

>>Cover Image

Atlas of Global Development: A Visual Guide to the World’s Greatest Challenges
REF G1046 .G1 A85 2009

Second edition of this comprehensive guide to the most critical issues facing the world. This Atlas provides an overview of the world and its people as we find them in the first decade of the 21st century. Through thematic maps, it portrays in space the complexity of the development patterns. It locates development challenges and successes, and illustrates trends and comparative outcomes, relying on a large and up-to-date set of data collected by the World Bank to guide its development programs. These indicators come from many sources, but all have their origin in work carried out in individual countries, usually by statistical offices or other public agencies.

>>Cover Image; Reviews

The Who, What, and Where of America: Understanding the American Community Survey
REF HA201.122 .W48 2010

The Who, What, and Where of America: Understanding the American Community Survey covers each U.S. state, county, metropolitan area, and city with a population of 20,000 or more. The American Community Survey (ACS) is ushering in the most substantial change in the decennial census in more than sixty years, it will replace the decennial census long form in 2010 and collect long-form-type information annually rather than only once every ten years, providing more current data throughout the decade. The new ACS estimates combine three years of survey responses (2005-2007) to produce data. This is the first update for communities with populations between 20,000 and 65,000 since the decennial census.

>>Cover Image; Table of Contents

D&B Business Rankings: Public and Private Businesses Ranked Within Industry Category and State
Dun & Bradstreet
REF HG4057 .A237 2010

The top 25,000 U.S. public and private companies ranked by overall sales volume and number of employees, and also ranked by individual state and SIC code; includes an alphabetical cross reference.

New in the Maag Stacks

Fundamentals of Management: Essential Concepts and Applications
HD31 .R5643 2011
Floor 3A

>>Cover Image; Table of Contents

Enterprise Risk Management: From Incentives to Controls
HD61 .L36 2003
Floor 3A

>>Cover Image; Inside Flap; Table of Contents; Publisher Description; Author Notes; Excerpt
>>Limited Preview at Google Books

The Cultural Fit Factor: Creating an Employment Brand That Attracts, Retains, and Repels the Right Employees
Call Number HF5549.5 .R454 2009
Floor 3A