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the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management


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Better Business BureauThis site presents instant access to advice, news, and alerts to businesses and consumers. The information it provides can help consumers protect themselves against fraudulent organizations and scams.
Bureau of Engraving and PrintingThis site provides information about the printing of our country’s currency and postage stamps. It also includes a link to a kids’ page with games and activities, as well as links to other government agencies.
CNN MoneyA vast reference for economic and financial information, this site includes a currency calculator, the latest world and national news, and up-to-date coverage of stocks, bonds, and commodities.
The Consumer Action Web siteThis handbook provides valuable advice to consumers on making purchasing decisions and also details regulations protecting peoples’ rights as consumers.
Economics Roundtable Economics Roundtable is a blog that provides interesting and relevant posts related to current economic trends and happenings. The links on the left side of the page are incredibly diverse and particularly useful.
Federal Reserve Bank of MinneapolisKeep informed of the latest news and policies of the Fed, study U.S. economic statistics, and link to any of the other eleven regional Federal Reserve Banks.
Freakonomics Blog The Freakonomics Blog, which is part of the New York Times website, is based on the book Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. The popular book explored how everyday occurances can be explained through economics. The blog is updated numerous times throughout the day with articles and links related to the theme of the book.
Internal Revenue Service’s Tax InteractiveA fun and comprehensive site explaining what taxes are and why people pay them. It also provides a glossary of tax terms and a "teachers’ toolkit" of additional resources.
The MintThis site provides many different economic resources for teachers and students such as information on government spending, how to create your own budget, and your role in the economy.
NASD Investor Ed-Basics of Saving and InvestingVisit this Web site, presented by NASD and the National Institute for Consumer Education, to access objective information for teaching basic personal finance planning, saving, and investing.
National Council on Economic EducationExplore the National Council on Economic Education’s Web site and read about the campaign for economic literacy.
New York Stock ExchangeThis site provides a comprehensive look at the U.S. stock market. It covers historical events impacting the market, an explanation of how and why stocks are bought and sold, current market information, and much more.
Resources for EconomistsExplore this comprehensive Web site, which includes a link to teaching resources.
United States Department of Labor—Bureau of Labor StatisticsThis site provides current U.S. and regional economic data, such as unemployment and earnings figures. It also includes links to news releases and other publications.
U.S. Business Advisor
Describing itself as "the one-stop electronic link to government for business," this site provides links to federal government information, services, and transactions.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
A valuable source of investment guidance, advice, and information. The site includes an explanation of the role and duties of the SEC.
U.S. Small Business Administration
This site provides in-depth guidance on starting, financing, and expanding a small business. It includes a shareware library of programs useful in operating a business.
U.S. Treasury Department
A resource for information on the people, places, and events pertaining to the U.S. Treasury and its departments, including the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Customs Service, Secret Service, and the U.S. Mint.
The World Bank
Explore the World Bank online resources. Links include learning materials for the classroom, how to research with World Bank tools, and many other fascinating facts.