News Sources for Economists
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Biz/ed is a unique service for students and educators of business studies, economics, accounting, leisure, sport and recreation, travel and tourism. It is part of Cengage Learning, an educational publisher. There are company facts which provide details about the marketing, operations, strategies, etc. of leading organisations. Biz/ed also hosts data sets and has a learning materials section which houses worksheets, glossaries, study skills, and notes for business, economics and MBA students. Virtual Worlds contains a number of simulations including the Virtual Factory, which applies business theory to the real world, and the Virtual Economy - an online model of the economy based on the Treasury model, with an extensive range of supporting materials. The Current Topics section contains academic information related to Economics and Business topics that are in the news.
The Economist is a weekly publication that reports on politics, economics, business and technology, from a free market perspective. Established in 1843, the print edition is now freely available online with a searchable archive. The website can be searched or browsed in different ways - by section, subject or data bank. Economist.com also includes extra news analysis pieces, country briefings, cities guides, backgrounders on key issues in the news, plus email, RSS and mobile news alerts. It also provides blogs for opinion pieces, podcast interviews and audio updates for the print edition. Users can register for the site to personalise their view of the content and explore links to other services offered by The Economist Group.
The Financial Times website offers daily highlights from the FT newspaper, including today's top stories and the most important stories from around the world. The website also contains company and market news, plus comment, business life and weekend sections. A graph of the latest worldwide stock market indices (with a time delay) is also provided. Unregistered users are entitled to read three articles per month, but if you register with the site (which is free), you can read up to 20 articles per month, plus you can access an enhanced archive of company financial information. An email news service is also available for registered users. Even more content is available for paid subscribers. RSS feeds and Twitter feeds on a variety of topics are also available to all users of the site (whether registered or not).
This website provides links to many global news-gathering organisations. You can browse US newspapers by state. Scroll down through the US section to reach world news sources: you can browse through these by country. Then there are two News Site sections, the first is US and the second Worldwide. (This is part of the Refdesk website, which is a resource guide site run by Bob Drudge).
Stratfor.Com was founded in 1995 as an international news analysis and forecasting service. It includes a fee paying service for business clients, but also provides news information free of charge on its website as well as a daily email letter. It scans a wide range of Internet news services, including Newsweek, the New York Times, ITAR_TAS and Jane's Defense Weekly and provides summaries of the main headlines. These are arranged geographically by regional areas with special fatures on 'hotspots' such as Kosovo and China/Taiwan. The main emphasis is on news relating to international security, conflicts and international relations.