April 13, 2021

Business Research: How Open is Company Data in Open Government Partnership Countries? (New Report)

From the Open Corporates Blog: OpenCorporates is publishing a major new report into access to company data in OGP countries, and the picture is not good. Out of a total of a possible 100 points, the average score was just 21, with several major countries (including Spain, Greece and Brazil) scoring zero. A score of 100 […]

Reference: New Interactive Resource: Financial Aid Comparison Shopper (Beta)

New from the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau (A U.S. Government Organization). From the CPFB Blog: We want to find a way to make it easier to compare different options when making decisions on student debt. There is a lot of data out there on schools and loans, and we thought we’d try to get the […]

Amazon Will Now Give You Gift Cards For Your Old CDs

From SmartMoney.com: The online retailer announced Wednesday that has added CDs to the list of items it allows shoppers to trade, which includes books, video games, DVDs and electronics. Sellers get a free shipping label to mail in their items, and receive store credit based on quality of the discs. Just how much credit customers […]

New from NCSL: Pension Legislation Database

New from the National Council of State Legislatures and the Pew Center on States: From the Database Intro: Current legislation on pensions and retirement is available in a searchable database. You can search 2012 pensions and retirement bills by topic, primary author, state, bill number, status or keyword. The database is updated every two weeks. […]

Reference: World Trade Organization Launches New Database on Preferential Trade Arrangements

From the World Trade Organization: After four years of negotiations and a year of work by WTO members on implementation measures and data collection, the WTO launched on Wednesday a new publicly available database on non-reciprocal preferential schemes. [Clip] The Transparency Mechanism for Preferential Trade Arrangements is a WTO agreement concluded in December 2010 which […]

Businessweek.com Receives a Makeover

From the Bloomberg Blog: We’ve given Businessweek.com a much-needed makeover. It’s cleaner. It’s more timely. It’s got personality. Click thru and you’ll see immediately that the site looks different—a lot more like our vibrantly redesigned print edition and tablet app. But the changes are more than just cosmetic…Every hour of every day we’re offering web-exclusive […]

Reference: Lists & Rankings: Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2012

via Billboard: As the concert business rebounded in 2011, touring remained the biggest source of income for the top earners in the U.S. music business. Billboard’s sixth annual Money Makers ranking includes veteran road warriors U2, Kenny Chesney and Bon Jovi, as well as other artists emerging in recent years as A-list arena headliners, from […]

Reference: Doing Business at a Glance 2012, iOS App from World Bank Group (Free)

From the iTunes App Store: Doing Business at a Glance 2012 lets you compare the rankings and indicators from Doing Business 2012 (DB2012) and Doing Business 2011 (DB2011), all without the need for an internet connection. The app presents rankings and quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights across 183 economies […]

Reference: Bloomberg Launches Global Daily Billionaires Ranking

Direct to Bloomberg World’s Billionaire Index The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world’s 20 richest people. In calculating net worth, we strive to provide the most transparent estimates available. Each Bloomberg Billionaire profile contains a detailed analysis of how that person’s fortune has been tallied. The index is a dynamic measure […]

EBSCO Adds More than 1 Million Company Profiles to Business Source Complete

From EBSCO: EBSCO Publishing has added detailed company information for more than 1.1 million of the world’s largest public and private companies, along with the addition of a Company View feature to Business Source Complete. The new Company View feature provides robust company information with well-organized links to business articles, profiles and news stories. Company […]