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Publications.USA.gov — Housing Publications

Publications.USA.gov — Housing Publications

Online pamphlets covering various aspects of home ownership such as buying a home, getting a mortgage, foreclosure, home improvements and home safety.
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–House & Home; Business & Economics–Finance–Personal Finance; Business & Economics–Real Estate; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Housing

Better Business Bureau

Better Business Bureau

The website for the Better Business Bureau. Updated several times a month, their alerts section warns about fraudulent business scams. In addition, there is a national database of business reports that include complaints on companies, a searchable directory of BBBs in the U.S. and Canada (with links when available), the BBB Code of Advertising, the …
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services

Law, Technology and Arts Group, University of Washington School of Law

Law, Technology and Arts Group, University of Washington School of Law

The website for the school, which focuses on education and research on tech law, art law and intellectual property, offers links to the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts and the Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property.
Subject: Computers & Internet–Internet; Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services; Law, Government & Political Science–Law–United States

Homes & Living

Homes & Living

Online version of Homes & Living magazine, focusing on Vancouver Island, Victoria, and Nanaimo British Columbia. Articles on home remodeling and decor, fine dining, and weekend getaways; profiles of island communities; and digital archives of the print magazine.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–North America–Canada Travel & Tourism; Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–House & Home; Entertainment & Leisure–Home & Garden

Classifieds on Recycler.com

Classifieds on Recycler.com

This classified ad site allows users to search and browse listings for cars and vehicles, real estate and apartment rentals, jobs, items for sale, services and other categories in over 50 US cities.
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–Shopping

Surviving the Crisis — Advice from The Telegraph

Surviving the Crisis — Advice from The Telegraph

The British publication, The Telegraph, provides an excellent resource on their website of different tips and ideas to help save money and make the most of the turbulent financial times worldwide. Although geared towards British markets, the articles included provide sound financial advice that can be applied to any market. Of particular interest i …
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–House & Home–Buying & Selling–Home Financing; Business & Economics–Finance–Personal Finance; Business & Economics–Finance–Investments

Oodle Classifieds

Oodle Classifieds

This classified ad site allows users to search or browse listings for cars, apartments, jobs, pets, items for sale, services and other categories in more than 30 cities around the United States.
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–Shopping

FoodFuture

FoodFuture

“The Food and Drink Federation foodfuture programme aims to improve public understanding of genetic modification. The programme has initiated wider discussion of the technology the perceived benefits and disadvantages as well as the ethical and moral concerns. ” The website gives background information on GM foods and a balanced analysis of its pr …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Food; Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–Food Safety; Science & Technology–Environmental Sciences & Ecology

The Bigger Pockets Blog

The Bigger Pockets Blog

Stay up-to-date with current real estate information written by experts in the field. This blog is meant for lenders, renters, homeowners, investors, bankers, landlords, and anyone else interested in the real estate market.
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–House & Home; Business & Economics–Real Estate; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Housing; Business & Economics Blogs

National Automobile Dealers Association Appraisal Guides

National Automobile Dealers Association Appraisal Guides

“World’s largest source of used vehicle values and information for cars, trucks, SUVs, classic cars, motorcycles, snowmobiles, personal watercraft, ATVs, RVs, boats, aircraft and manufactured housing.” Includes price quotes, car reviews, dealer incentives, and links to DMV forms online.
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–Automobiles; Science & Technology–Transportation–Road–Vehicles; Entertainment & Leisure–Hobbies–Automobiles

Ohio Consumers’ Counsel Consumer Assistance Handbook

Ohio Consumers’ Counsel Consumer Assistance Handbook

“While the OCC Consumer Assistance Handbook is most specifically geared toward Ohio consumers, it contains information useful to people across the U.S. Topics include avoiding telephone scams such as slamming and cramming, reducing unwanted calls from telemarketers, deciphering utility bills, choosing long-distance providers and gas suppliers, rea …
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US State & Regional

Industry Canada

Industry Canada

Canada’s department of industry site offers resources for businesses and consumers. Program areas include developing industry and technology capability, promoting investment and trade, promoting tourism and small business development, and setting rules and services that support the effective operation of the marketplace.
Subject: Business & Economics–International Business; Business & Economics–Small Business & Entrepreneurship; Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services

Mortgage 101

Mortgage 101

Provides information on current interest rates and explains how to use mortgage calculators. There are also informative sections included in the mortgage information library on home buying, moving, loans, reverse mortgages, rates and refinancing. A blog for current issues is also provided.
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–House & Home–Buying & Selling–Home Financing; Business & Economics–Real Estate–House & Home–Buying & Selling

DealTime

DealTime

Search engine created by Shopping.com for comparing the prices, availability, and specifications of electronics, computers, clothing, toys, games and much more at several dozen online shopping sites. Provides online product reviews, ratings, and feedback from customers via Epinions.
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–Shopping–Online Shopping

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC): Statistics on Depository Institutions

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC): Statistics on Depository Institutions

FDIC Statistics on Depository Institutions or SDI allows you to generate financial reports and statistics on FDIC-insured institutions. The FDIC insures deposits in banks and thrift institutions, and it identifies, monitors, and addresses risks to the deposit insurance funds.
Subject: Business & Economics–Banking; Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services

The Consumerist

The Consumerist

Provides a blog where consumers can read about the newest deals and the latest scams. The Consumerist is published by Consumer Media LLC, a not-for-profit subsidiary of Consumers Union which publishes Consumer Reports.
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services; Business & Economics Blogs

SiteAdvisor Analysis

SiteAdvisor Analysis

Insert any URL for a website and receive information on how safe it is, including: online affiliations of the site, user ratings, and whether downloads from the site contain adware, spyware, or other unwanted programs. Also available for download are PDF research papers on Internet safety published by McAfee, Inc.
Subject: Computers & Internet–Internet–World Wide Web; Arts & Humanities–Libraries–Internet For Libraries–Internet Resource Evaluation; Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services

Autotropolis

Autotropolis

Extensive research and pricing information for new and used cars is available for anyone interested in learning more about vehicles suitable to their lifestyle and price range. Interactive search system is available to input multiple preferences for new car selection ideas.
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–Automobiles

Marketplace

Marketplace

Daily radio show on National Public Radio (NPR) that discusses all matters financial, such as business news, retirement, home purchasing, asking for a raise, paying off credit card debt, and paying for college.
Subject: Business & Economics–Employment–Job Searching & Employee Recruiting; Business & Economics–Business & Economics News; Business & Economics–Finance; Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services; Business & Economics–Real Estate

Brakeinfo.com

Brakeinfo.com

Offers insight on different kinds of brake problems. Explains how brakes work and possible suggestions to fix common issues.
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–Automobiles; Science & Technology–Transportation–Road–Vehicles–Automobiles–Maintenance And Repair

Women at the Wheel

Women at the Wheel

For women, by a woman, offers help on learning about car repair and auto maintenance. Columns inform women about different issues such as calculating fuel economy and how to deal with car mechanics.
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–Automobiles; Science & Technology–Transportation–Road–Vehicles–Automobiles–Maintenance And Repair; Entertainment & Leisure–Hobbies–Automobiles

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Provides a list of common car problems and maintenance issues with helpful troubleshooting suggestions.
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–Automobiles; Science & Technology–Transportation–Road–Vehicles–Automobiles–Maintenance And Repair; Entertainment & Leisure–Hobbies–Automobiles

Yahoo! Used Car Guide

Yahoo! Used Car Guide

Whether you’re looking to sell or to buy a used car, this is the place to start. Search our classified listings, check the Kelley Blue Book value, or post an ad for your own car.
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–Automobiles; Science & Technology–Transportation–Road–Vehicles–Automobiles

Government Loans

Government Loans

This site provides information on federally sponsored loans. Separate areas include agricultural, business, disaster relief, education, housing, and veterans’ loans. Includes a comprehensive glossary of related terms. This site is sponsored by the United States government.
Subject: Business & Economics–Agribusiness; Education–Higher Education–Financial Aid, Scholarships & Fellowships; Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–House & Home–Buying & Selling–Home Financing; Business & Economics–Finance–Personal Finance

Edmunds Automobile Buyer’s Guides

Edmunds Automobile Buyer’s Guides

Information about buying new and used cars, along with dealer prices and lists of specs for several hundred different models. Has entries for all makes and models from 1987 to the present.
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–Automobiles; Science & Technology–Transportation–Road–Vehicles–Automobiles

Consumer Price Index

Consumer Price Index

The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces data on the prices paid by consumers for a representative basket of goods and services. Get current and archived news releases (back to 1994) plus detailed CPI statistics.
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–Statistics

LeaseGuide.com

LeaseGuide.com

How automobile leasing works, types of leases, how to get the best deal and ending leases, from a consumer’s perspective. Helpful tools such as calculators, vehicle evaluators and lease kits are also provided.
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–Automobiles; Science & Technology–Transportation–Road; Business & Economics–Finance–Personal Finance

Kelley Blue Book

Kelley Blue Book

New and used car pricing information. Browse through a hierarchical list to find the make and model in which you are interested.
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–Automobiles; Science & Technology–Transportation–Road–Vehicles–Automobiles

Car Crash Safety Tool

Car Crash Safety Tool

This interactive form will give you crash performance data and repair cost information on any make and model of vehicle built since 1990. The page also includes a “Collision Library”, with various articles for car owners who want more information on crash data and collision repair costs.
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–Automobiles; Science & Technology–Transportation–Road–Vehicles–Automobiles–Traffic Accidents

Federal Trade Commission: E-Commerce & Internet

Federal Trade Commission: E-Commerce & Internet

The Federal Trade Commission offers consumer and business information related to e-commerce and the Internet on subjects including automobiles, online shopping, spam email, web scams, credit reporting, privacy, health, education, energy, ID theft, investments and telemarketing.
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services; Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–Shopping–Online Shopping; Business & Economics–E-Commerce

IPL FAQ: Consumer Reports

IPL FAQ: Consumer Reports

Is Consumer Reports available via the Internet? Find out from this IPL Frequently Asked Question site.
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–Shopping–Product Reviews; Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services; Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–Shopping–Product Reviews; Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services

Straight Goods

Straight Goods

“Straight Goods is a watchdog working for Canadian consumers and citizens. The purpose of Straight Goods is to help you save money, protect your rights and untangle spin with investigative reports, features, forums, archives, and links to many others who share our values.”
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services; Regional & Country Information–North America–Canada

Hot Product News

Hot Product News

“Quick and easy reference site to find out about the latest brand new products and services. Just point and click to find information on a specific item or browse hundreds of new products and services. Also a free weekly on-line newsletter available. Everything from computers and software to cars, cameras, travel and electronics.”
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services; Science & Technology–Electronics

Customer Inter@ction Solutions

Customer Inter@ction Solutions

“Publication for call center/contact center and customer service managers, corporate managers, IT professionals, and others responsible for the management of inbound/outbound call centers, help desks, customer support services, eCommerce, eSales, and customer relationship management.”
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services

Consumer Reports Online

Consumer Reports Online

“Consumer Reports is your most reliable and complete source for independent reviews of products and services. We’re a nonprofit organization that has been testing products on behalf of consumers for more than 60 years. We started in 1936 with 4000 subscribers. A lot has happened since then.” This site is a subscription site set up to list the vario …
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services

Consumer online

Consumer online

“Consumer magazine has been New Zealand’s trusted source of consumer advice and information for 37 years. Published monthly with test reports in every issue, it gives you all the facts you need to get the best value for money; be it in supermarket or car yard; whether choosing insurance or investing for your future security.”
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services

CarSound

CarSound

“Source for the latest in the world of car audio, electronics and navigation.”
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Audio Equipment & Technology; Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–Automobiles; Science & Technology–Transportation–Road–Vehicles–Automobiles

PlanetFeedback.com

PlanetFeedback.com

Use this site to compose and send feedback letters to companies in a variety of industries. Consumer news and information are also available, as well as pointers to other sources of consumer information.
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–Shopping–Product Reviews

Tech Maven: Business Week online

Tech Maven: Business Week online

Tech Maven provides useful product reviews, rating and pricing information and advice on both Mac and PC platforms. The “news” section “takes you to the Business Week Online Computer Room, a browsable archive containing most of the computer coverage from Business Week magazine for the past several months.” The site includes a search function for …
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–Shopping–Product Reviews; Computers & Internet–Computer Hardware; Computers & Internet–Computer Software

Macworld.com: The Macworld Buyer’s Guide

Macworld.com: The Macworld Buyer’s Guide

Macworld.com provides useful product reviews, rating and pricing information on the Macintosh platforms. The site includes a search function for assisting in finding product information/reviews. This site makes extensive use of drop-down menus.
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–Shopping–Product Reviews; Computers & Internet–Computer Hardware; Computers & Internet–Platforms–Macintosh; Money And Work–Consumer Information

Outlet Bound

Outlet Bound

This site enables the user to search for outlet stores by location, store name and brand of merchandise. It also provides information on outlet malls and on Outlet Bound’s publications. “We are dedicated to providing the most comprehensive listing of all outlets throughout the United States and Canada.”
Subject: Business & Economics–Consumer Issues & Services–Shopping