Internet Resources

Antitrust Case Browser

The Antitrust Case Browser provides summaries of principal antitrust cases, multiple indexes, and key word search. Links to other antitrust  and regulation sites are provided. Maintained by Prof. Anthony Becker.

Sources of Economic and Business Data

Federal Reserve Board of Governors
This is the source for Fed statistical releases, Open Market Committee news, the Beige Book and more.

Federal Reserve Banks
Some of the best sites are maintained by our local Fed (Minneapolis), New York, Boston, St. Louis, and Chicago. These sites will also provide links to other regional Feds.

Federal Departments, Bureaus, Commissions, etc.

Data and reports can be found directly at sites maintained by the Department of Commerce, Department of Justice – Antitrust Division, Department of Labor, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Census, Federal Trade Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission, and Council of Economic Advisors.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics – for information on inflation, unemployment, earnings, and productivity. ( )

The Bureau of Economic Analysis – for information on national income, GDP, international and regional economic accounts ( ).

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Legislative Information

U.S. Congress – Thomas
Information on Congress, the Congressional Record (searchable), and a host of other legislative links are available.

Minnesota State Legislature and State Government (NorthStar)
The state legislature maintains its own site with information on the House and Senate, Minnesota statutes, and links to other legislative sites. NorthStar is the state government WWW service with links to state agencies and departments.

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News and Research

National News Sources

For news of today, try The New York Times (requires free registration), The Washington Post, and USA Today. Both the Times and Post have excellent search facilities for finding current and past articles.

State News

The Minneapolis Star Tribune and Saint Paul Pioneer Press maintain sites on the Web. The Star Tribune provides better access for non-subscribers. Also check WCCO’s site for state news.

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Policy Institutes (“Think Tanks”)

Here are some starting points: The Brookings Institution, The Economic Policy Institute, NRDC, The Cato Institute, and the American Enterprise Institute.

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