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    American Association of Advertising Agencies 
    Membership Directory that lists agencies alphabetically or by state. Gives full contact information. Includes a list of agency Web links.

    California Business Search
    This site from the California Secretary of State allows the user to search corporation records and limited partnership/limited liability records.  Information includes date of filing, status, jurisdiction, mailing address, and agent. 

    California Code of Regulations
    Consists of 28 titles and contains the regulations of approximately 200 regulatory agencies

    Economic Census Industry Reports
    The Economic Census is the U.S. Government's official five-year measure of American business and the economy.

    Federal Trade Commission
    Information on the legalities of franchising.

    InterNIC
    The InterNIC provides domain name registration services for the top level domains .com, .net, .org, and .edu. You can check to see if a name is available and reserve your domain name. This is the original domain name registry.

    State of California Business Page
    Information you need to do business in California.

    Thomas Regional Directory
    More than 480,000 manufacturers, distributors and service companies organized under 4,500 product/service categories in 19 key U.S. industrial markets. Includes trade shows, associations, and government and business resources.

    U.S. Small Business Administration 
    Full service information on government loan and assistance programs, financing tutorials, and more.

    Finance

    Big Charts
    Stock quotes, News, Industries, Markets, BigReports, and Historical Quotes.

    Commodity Futures & Financial Market Charts
    Daily commodity futures and financial market information in the form of free online charts.

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
    Banking news, public information, consumer news, bank data & statistics, information on deposit insurance, and more.

    Treasury Direct
    Purchase savings bonds, treasury bills, and notes directly through the Bureau of Public Debt's website; you can also open and manage your account online.

    Statistics

    Most statistics regarding business in the United States are compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census. For statistics relating to demographics, please see the Demographics section.

    Bureau of Economic Analysis
    Part of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, the Bureau provides statistics on Industry and Wealth data as well as the Survey of Current Business online.  It also makes its survey forms available online as PDF files.

    California Demographic Data
    The California Department of Finance site includes Quarterly Demographic Newsletters, Catalog of Publications, Reports and Research Papers, Data Tables, and Other Resources.

    California Division of Labor Statistics and Research
    Contains statistics on the labor market by subject and by county, labor force and employment, health and welfare, occupational injuries, and links to Federal sources of information.

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