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November 25, 2007

Newsletter 11-25-2007

Filed under: news — seniorgeek @ 10:26 pm

Government data and lots of it can be found here.

FedStats provides easy access to statistics and information produced by more than 100 U.S. Federal Government agencies. The site provides data from U.S. Government statistics on various demographic indicators such as aging, agriculture, equal opportunity, population, etc.
http://www.fedstats.gov/fast.html

Continuing with government data, we have to include the largest government agency with respect to data, the Census Bureau. As the nation’s largest statistical agency, their website provides a vital national resource. The pages contain a wealth of statistical information about the nation’s people and its economy – information that is used by the general public and researchers, as well as federal, state, and local governments, in making important decisions. Their website also provides information about the surveys they conduct and the information that is available.
http://www.census.gov/

Keeping on out data theme for this week, The Annual Reports Service from Yahoo, is a FREE Service provided by PrecisionIR for the readers of Yahoo! Finance. The Annual Reports Service provides you with quick access to annual reports and other information on select companies. New companies are added weekly. You’ll receive the latest edition, and where possible, be registered for the new report once it’s received. Use the following search options to find the information in which you are interested.
http://yahoo.ar.wilink.com/asp/YAH1_search_ENG.asp

What about your personal financial data? How is your credit report doing these days?
The following site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
AnnualCreditReport.com is the official site to help consumers to obtain their free credit report.
https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp

Ok, back to the large data collector, the US government, also provides useful info like the Consumer Price Index.
The Consumer Price Indexes program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services. This site is by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

http://www.bls.gov/cpi/

IF you managed to read all the above data, Project Gutenberg was started to make as many books as possible free in electronic format. There are over 20,000 free books in the Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog. A grand total of over 100,000 titles is available at Project Gutenberg Partners, Affiliates and Resources.
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page


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