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Better Business Bureau - Business news, programs, services.

Bureau of Labor Statistics - Current statistics, economy at a glance, regional economic information. Keyword searchable.

Business Week Magazine - Online version.

CORPTECH - Company profiles with links to press releases and online news for 45,000 technology manufacturers and research organizations. More detailed profiles and reports available for a fee.

Family Law Center - FindLaw's web site for the public; topics on family law issues, find a lawyer, message boards on popular topics.

Federal Reserve System Beige Book - Summary of commentary on current economic conditions. Topics such as Consumer Spending, Manufacturing, Tourism, Real Estate, Banking, Agriculture, Employment, etc.

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FindLaw - Search for a lawyer, legal topics, legal forms (free)

Freedom of Information Center - Resource and reference library of issues relating to the free flow of information and the First Amendment. Links to worldwide resources.

Hammond City Ordinances - City of Hammond, Code of Ordinances.

Hoosiers by the Numbers - from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, statistics on Indiana wages, employment, population, occupations, more. Statistics available by state or county.

Hoover's Online - Company profiles. Search by name, ticker symbol, location, industry, sales. Some searches free, some fee. - this project of Action Without Borders lists nonprofits, volunteer and job opportunities.

Indiana Code - Indiana law.

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Indiana Court Forms - Forms for appeals, civil court, criminal court, more.

Indiana Legal Services/Indiana Justice Center - Find legal help; legal information; links to legal web sites.

Investor's Business Daily - Breaking economic news; executive updates.

Investor Guide - Online investing community offering thousands of links

IRS Federal Tax Forms and Publications - All federal forms, publications, instructions and regulations.

Minimum Wage - Information on the federal minimum wage from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Morningstar - Updated stock quotes; searchable QuickTake reports on stocks and mutual funds; searchable by ticker number or name; articles and columns by financial analysts. (Note: some annual performance graphs that appear on the screen may not print). - From the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission, site offers information on budgeting, taxes, credit, financial planning, home ownership, retirement planning, more.

Nasdaq Stock Market - Stock quotes, market data, index tracking. - Large selection of free business and personal legal forms.

Small Business Administration - About SBA; SBA resources; information on starting a business; financing and expanding a business.

Thomas Register of American Manufacturers - Searchable database of product and service suppliers in 52,000 categories. Use is free after initial registration.

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