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Business and Money

Business Information

Alfred - ArchivaL Federal Reserve Economic Data

Retrieve vintage versions of data that were available on specific dates in history.

Business and Human Rights Resource Center

Provides difficult to locate information about the exploitive practices of 4,000 businesses worldwide. Find balanced coverage via news, announcements, and other resources. Includes responses from the accused companies. Search by company name, issue, country, or topic.

Federal Reserve Economic Data

"FRED" database — research interest rates, PPI, CPI, employment, and population data.

Florida Division of Corporations

The State's central location for business entity filing, Uniform Commercial Code financing statements, trade and service marks, and fictitious name registrations.

Gale Business Insights: Essentials

Business resource that delivers authoritative company and industry information, articles, and statistical data.

General BusinessFile ASAP

Business content from a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings. You will need a library card to access this resource.

Hoover's Online

Lists information on thousands of companies.

InfoTrac General OneFile

Access news and magazine articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and general interest. You will need a library card to access this resource.

Morningstar Mutual Funds

Search for information on thousands of funds and stocks. Access Morningstar from a library computer or from home with your library card number.

Palm Beach County "Invitations for Bid" (IFB) or a Request for Proposal (RFP)

Purchasing Department information on doing business with the county.

Palm Beach County Occupational Licenses

Anyone providing merchandise or services to the public in Palm Beach County must obtain a county occupational license. Various cities may require additional occupational licenses.

Professional and Business Licenses in Florida

The Professional Licensing section links to information about state licensing requirements for various professions and businesses.


Search this electronic directory of 10 million U.S. businesses and over 102 million U.S. residents.

SEC Edgar Database

A searchable database of SEC filings for public companies (some foreign companies included).

State Tax Forms

This site links to departments of revenue websites where you can download tax forms from each state.

Thomas' Register

A free service, but users must register and login for access to info on 155,000 U.S. and Canadian companies.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court — Southern District of Florida

Contains information on filing for bankruptcy in South Florida and allows users to view court cases, dates, and other information. Business Data and Statistics

Find business data and statistics on banking, earnings, economic analysis, trade, and more.

Value Line

Helping investors to get independently-created research information available about stocks and other investments. Access Value Line from a library computer or from your home computer with your library card number.



MarketWatch provides current and historical stock quotes, and industry and market index information. Searched by symbol or keyword with interactive charting features.

Mutual Fund Investor's Center

Links to a large collection of mutual fund companies, fund listings, and planning, tracking, and monitoring tools from the Mutual Fund Education Alliance, a not-for-profit trade association of the no-load mutual fund industry.

Pinksheets LCC provides pricing and financial information for the over-the-counter (OTC) markets.

Yahoo! Finance

A finance portal with news, stock prices, company profiles, CEOs, addresses, and more.

Consumer Information

Consumer Price Index

The latest CPI and news releases (used to calculate rates of inflation).

Federal Income Tax Forms

Download the current Federal tax forms directly from the IRS.

Federal Income Tax Forms - Previous Years

Download tax forms from previous years - all the way back to 1990 - directly from the IRS.

Small Business

Florida Small Business

The guide for entrepreneurs and emerging companies.

Palm Beach County Office of Small Business Assistance

Offers specific business help for ethnic minorities, women, the disabled, and anyone interested in business.


Provides free small business counseling using retired business executives, with offices in West Palm Beach and Delray Beach.

Small Business Development Center

Palm Beach State College is the host institution for the Small Business Development Center in Palm Beach County. They provide professional consultations and training assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs to help them succeed in the marketplace.

Small Business Resource Center

Find out about starting your business using this comprehensive resource that covers all major areas of starting and operating a business.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Provides programs, services, tools, and local resources to help American's small businesses.