Business & Finance

General Business  

  • A to Z Databases:  Look for a business, a person or a job in the United States.
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  • Business in Connecticut: Includes links to business registration, licensing and permits, business regulation, taxation and business resources.
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  • Business Link to the U.S. Government: Provides information and resources that help small businesses comply with federal, state and local business laws and government regulations. 
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  • Commercial Record: Access real estate information for Connecticut.  Must be in the library to access this.
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  • Legal Information Reference Center: Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, this database contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.
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  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: An agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce with a searchable database of patents and trademarks. Also contains a glossary of legal terms and acronyms related to patents, copyrights and trademarks. 
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  • Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides: Consumer guides for auto insurance, elder care, health savings accounts, homeowners insurance, long term care insurance, Medicare subscription drug coverage, medical supplement insurance, term life insurance, and variable annuities.
Requires a valid Newington Library card number

Finance & Investing

  • Bank Interest Rates: Provides CD rates, mortgage loan rate quotes for home loans and more. Look up a bank, thrift or credit union. 
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  • BigCharts (Historical Stock Quotes): Interactive online charting service giving free and unlimited access to charts, reports, indicators and quotes on 22,700 U.S. stocks, mutual funds and more. 
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  • Bloomberg Online: Bloomberg.com is among the top five most-trafficked financial sites on the Web. It is regarded as a premier site for news and financial information.
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Requires a valid Newington Library card number
  • NASDAQ/AMEX: Find the latest stock quotes, stock charts, company news and financial information to conduct thorough stock research at NASDAQ.com. 
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  • U.S. Savings Bonds: Program rules, interest rates, maturity dates and other information related to savings bonds. Also links to government web resources on the U.S. economy. 
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Requires a valid Newington Library card number
  • Wall Street Journal (WSJ): WSJ online provides coverage of breaking news and current headlines from the U.S. and around the world.  
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number

Small Business  

  • Connecticut Economic Resource Center: A nonprofit corporation that provides objective research, marketing and economic development services consistent with the mission of making Connecticut a more competitive business environment.
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  • Sample Business Plans: Offers free sample business plans, business plan software, business calculators and articles on writing a business plan and starting a business. 
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