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ABC NEWS - Good Morning America - 20/20 - World News Tonight - Prime Time - Night Line
Ben Bernanke was sworn in Wednesday to be the 14th chairman of the Federal Reserve, completing an historic changing of the guard at the central bank
CBS Evening News | CBS Early Show | 60 Minutes | 48 Hours
CNN TV Report on introduction of Euro to ECM
Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.
DiscoverEcon Link for Applied Economics
DiscoverEcon Link for Applied Economics
Even though the U.S. economy no longer needs fiscal stimulus to pull it out of a recesssion, the federal government is still spending more than it takes in. This budget deficit isn't doing any visible economic damage today. It may shrink in the next couple of years -- measured against the size of the U.S. economy -- if the economy keeps growing.
International Currency Exchange Rates The given values on this site are gathered from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, representing the 12 noon buying rates and the International Monetary Fund, according to their availability.
Demographics, Economic Facts, Housing, and Political Facts on all the Cities and Towns in Massachusetts
The Massachusetts Bankers Association is a multi-faceted banking trade group that represents more than 200 banks all across Massachusetts. This is a great resource for current legislation and trends in the banking industry.
MSNBC | U.S. News | World News | Business | Sports | Tech/Science | Entertainment | Travel | Health
NPR (National Public Radio) is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. A privately supported, not-for-profit membership organization, NPR serves a growing audience of more than 25 million Americans each week in partnership with more than 800 independently operated, noncommercial public radio stations. Each NPR Member Station serves local listeners with a distinctive combination of national and local programming. With original online content and audio streaming, offers hourly newscasts, special features and eight years of archived audio and information.

The history of credit and banking goes back much further than the history of coins. Nevertheless the story of the origins of money goes back even further still.

Econ majors do all kinds of things after graduation. For example, consider the following individuals. What do you think they have in common? * Mick Jagger (singer) * Sandra Day O'Connor (Supreme Court Justice) * Roy Romer (Former Governor of Colorado, current Superintendent of Los Angeles Schools) * Richard Trumka (President of the United Mine Workers) * George Bush (Former President of the U.S.) * Mose Allison (Jazz Artist) * John Elway (Former NFL Quarterback) * Les Aspin (Former Secretary of Defense) * William Isaac (Former Chairman of the FDIC)
Washington Post Homepage is an award-winning news, information and entertainment resource that attracts affluent, educated and influential decision-makers from across the country and around the world. The site offers the day's Washington Post, continually updated news coverage, breaking stories, extensive original content and industry-leading multimedia, as well as a growing suite of cultural, community and commerce services that make it the definitive guide to Greater Washington.
The euro is the currency of twelve European Union countries: Belgium, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal and Finland. Find out more about Europe's currency
Worcester Business Journal
WBJ is the central Mass leader in business news


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A.C. Nielsen offers an integrated suite of market information gathered from a wide range of sources, advanced information management tools, sophisticated analytical systems and methodologies, and dedicated professional client service to help our clients find the best paths to growth. Clients work with our services to:

  • Measure their market performance
  • Analyze market dynamics
  • Diagnose and solve marketing and sales problems, and
  • Identify and capture growth opportunities.
ABC News | 20/20 | Primetime | Nightline | This Week | ABC News Now
 Here's what the American Advertising Foundation does:
  1. Brings members together to yield creative business solutions.
  2. Protects and promotes advertising at all levels of government through grassroots activities.
  3. Educates members on the latest trends in technology, creativity and marketing.
  4. Provides programs to assist local association volunteer leadership.
  5. Presents the industry with its future leaders.
  6. Honors advertising excellence.
  7. Promotes diversity in advertising by encouraging the recruitment of people of diverse cultures.
  8. Applies the communication skills of its members to help solve community concerns.
 Founded in 1917, the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA) is the national trade association representing the advertising agency business in the United States. Its membership produces approximately 80 percent of the total advertising volume placed by agencies nationwide.
Founded in 1906, American Business Media is the association of business information providers, delivering business intelligence to industry, Madison Avenue, Wall Street and the Beltway.  ABM enhances the knowledge and best practices of its over 300 leading member companies, who provide quality information for business and professional markets worldwide.
BtoB, the magazine for marketing strategists,  delivers timely editorial on all disciplines of business-to-business marketing. Published monthly by Crain Communications Inc, BtoB provides more than 45,000 subscribers with the information and analysis they need to develop a winning integrated marketing strategy for their companies.
Since the founding of the first the Better Business Bureau in 1912, the BBB system has proven that the majority of marketplace problems can be solved fairly through the use of voluntary self-regulation and consumer education.

The BBB's Core Services include:

  1. Business Reliability Reports;
  2. Dispute Resolution;
  3. Truth-in-Advertising;
  4. Consumer and Business Education; and
  5. Charity Review.
Welcome to BNI. The World’s Largest Business Referral Organization!
Each month, Direct Marketing provides in-depth analysis, detailed case studies, expert columnists, "how-to" articles, company profiles, guest commentaries as well as breaking industry news and research. Providing detailed, entertaining and highly developed feature articles, our contributing writers are among the most respected catalogers, consultants, copywriters, ad agency execs and direct marketing professionals in the industry.
 All of Gallup & Robinson’s services focus on the development and evaluation of advertising. They are designed to assist advertisers and their agencies as they progress from screening potential concepts, to exploring the effectiveness of rough copy and finished ads and commercials to monitoring the performance of full-fledged campaigns in the marketplace
Harvard Business School Publishing (HBSP) was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University. Its mission is to improve the practice of management in a changing world. HBSP does this by serving as a bridge between academia and enterprises around the globe through its publications and reach into three markets: academic, enterprise, and individual managers.
Demographics, Economic Facts, Housing, and Political Facts on all the Cities and Towns in Massachusetts
 The Television Bureau of Advertising is the not-for-profit trade association of America’s broadcast television industry. Its members include television broadcast groups, advertising sales reps, syndicators, international broadcasters, associate members and over 500 individual television stations. TVB promotes the benefits of local broadcast television to the advertising community and in doing so works to develop advertising dollars for U.S. Spot Television. TVB provides a diverse variety of tools and resources, including this website, to support its Members and to help advertisers make the best use of local television.
 The Ad Council has endeavored to improve the lives of all Americans since first creating the category of public service advertising in 1942. From our earliest efforts including "Loose Lips Sink Ships" to the more recent "I am an American," Ad Council PSAs have been raising awareness, inspiring action and saving lives for more than 60 years.
Founded in 1936 by the Association of National Advertisers and the American Association of Advertising Agencies, the ARF leads key industry learning initiatives that increase the contribution of research to better marketing, more effective advertising and profitable organic growth.
Video Vault
An online collection of funny commercials, funny videos, funny ads and other memorable stuff
Build a VW Rabbit and get a quote!
Welcome to the Yellow Pages Association's web site for faculty and students.
The site contains:
  • information on the current YPA Collegiate Creative Competition,
  • winning entries from last year's YPA Collegiate Creative Competition, and
  • the Understanding Yellow Pages monograph.

All information is accessible from the pull-down menus on the top of every page. 

Collegiate Competitions

Worcester Business Journal
WBJ is the central Mass leader in business news
Our commercials are unique, provocative and have been very well received by our clients.

BUS 250

The tests and assessments listed here are designed to provide career and education information.
Career Voyages Website to short movies on career options as well as wage potential from the US Goverment
Identify People to Interview for Informational Interviews
The Nonprofit Jobs Cooperative
a collaboration of nonprofit management centers from across the United States. Our goal is to provide a one-stop source for job seekers to search for nonprofit jobs, and for employers to easily publish job opportunities within specific regions.
State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Massachusetts These occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in Massachusetts. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).
In 1906, Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto created a mathematical formula to describe the unequal distribution of wealth in his country, observing that twenty percent of the people owned eighty percent of the wealth. In the late 1940s, Dr. Joseph M. Juran inaccurately attributed the 80/20 Rule to Pareto, calling it Pareto's Principle. While it may be misnamed, Pareto's Principle or Pareto's Law as it is sometimes called, can be a very effective tool to help you manage effectively.
QCC Career Placement Services offers a wide variety of comprehensive services for individuals in need of workplace readiness skills and job search assistance. You implement your job search strategies. Mentoring is available will find support and guidance as you map out your employment goals. Skill-building insights are provided as you target the opportunity needed for a successful career.
SELF ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE This self-assessment is not a test. There are no right or wrong answers. The questions simply give you an opportunity to create an accurate and current self-portrait. Be absolutely honest and have fun with this activity for it is the first step on an exciting journey to a richer, more personally fulfilling life!
The CAREERLINK Inventory is designed to match the way you see yourself -- your interests, aptitudes, temperaments, physical capacities, preferred working conditions and desired length of preparation for employment -- with available career information from the United States Department of Labor.
The Study Guides and Strategies Helpful information to improve your college performance
U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics For hundreds of different types of jobs—such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse—the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you: * the training and education needed * earnings * expected job prospects * what workers do on the job * working conditions
Worcester Business Journal
WBJ is the central Mass leader in business news
Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce is to support existing businesses and promote economic development in the Worcester region by being a bold, strong, articulate and effective advocate. We will achieve this goal by aggressively and proactively:
YOUR LEARNING STYLE QUESTIONNAIRE The modality (learning channel preference) questionnaire reproduced here is by O'Brien (1985). To complete the modality questionnaire, read each sentence carefully and consider if it applies to you. On the line in front of each statement, indicate if the sentence never applies to you (1), sometimes applies to you (2), or often applies to you (3). Respond to all questions in all sections of the questionnaire.


Author Steven Levitt goes inside an inner-city gang to examine economic principles at work in the real world. Levitt is an economics professor at the University of Chicago and the best-selling author of "Freakonomics." (Recorded February 2004 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 22:00)
Beyond Freakonomics: New Musings on the Economics of Everyday Life [00:58:38]

Charlie Rose -  interviews
Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner