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gary

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Just In Case You Missed This Handy Resource
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Fedforms.Gov
http://www.fedforms.gov
From the Site:
"FedForms.gov provides "one-stop-shopping" for forms needed for the top
Government services used by the public."


SEC Updates Website
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The SEC announced a "modernized"  SEC.GOV site.
From the press release:
"The enhanced website features streamlined graphics for quicker downloads, two
new search engines, and an improved design layout that speeds navigation by
arranging information for specific groups of users, including individual
investors, brokers, accountants, attorneys, and corporate officers."
Site:
http://www.sec.gov
Press Release:
http://www.sec.gov/news/headlines/newweb.htm
Related Story:
http://www.fcw.com/fcw/articles/2001/0226/web-sec-02-27-01.asp
NOTE: EDGAR docs are still posted 24hrs after filing.



Site Launch-TheBankingChannel.Com
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From the Press Release:
"TheBankingChannel aggregates Thomson Financial's wealth of news, data,
statistics and research, and supplements it with pertinent third party content
from companies such as Dow Jones and Screaming Media. The site features
extensive searchable archives of Thomson Financial's publications and also
houses the Electronic Marketplace, a multi-faceted vendor guide for the
banking industry. TheBankingChannel features specific vertical market channels
(Technology, Community Banking and Regulatory & Compliance) with plans to add
additional channels, as well as real-time chat and conferencing, in the near
future."
Site: http://www.thebankingchannel.com/
Press Release:
http://library.northernlight.com/FB20010227240000026.html



More Thomson News
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From:
http://www.thomson.com/PressRelease/pr142.html

THE THOMSON CORPORATION TO SELL NON-CORE BUSINESSES WITHIN THOMSON FINANCIAL

Lead of Press Release:
TORONTO, February 27, 2001 - The Thomson Corporation (TSE:TOC), a leading,
global e-information and solutions company in the business and professional
marketplace, announced today that it intends to sell certain businesses
contained in its Thomson Financial market group.  The businesses to be
divested include publications, business products, and services primarily
targeting the commercial banking sectors, as well as several niche markets.
The transaction is expected to be completed later this year.

Full-Text:
http://www.thomson.com/PressRelease/pr142.html


E-Government Report--International City/County Management Association
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"Electronic Government Survey 2000,"
Press Release and Highlights
http://www.icma.org/go.cfm?cid=2&gid=8&sid=15&did=1028


New from the IRS
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From URLWIRE:
"The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) has launched a new site with guides
designed to help small businesses which are being audited. The site offers
industry/profession specific information and provides links to other helpful
non-IRS sites."
http://www.irs.gov/smallbiz/index.htm

Canada
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Bank of Canada Investment Calculator
http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/investment.htm


New Employment Site
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Job Hunting 101
http://home.netscape.com/business/packages/jobhunting/


Canada
Inside Trader Dbase Coming To Quebec
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It's a start, but it still needs work.
From the article:
"…the Quebec Securities Commission's new site is not what most investors might
want. The site will provide only limited search functions and most of the
documents will be available only in French."
 http://www.nationalpost.com/financialpost/cadbusiness/story.html?f=/stories/2
0010227/485857.html


Search Technology
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Say Hello to Purple Yogi and OpenCola!
http://www.msnbc.com/news/536031.asp


City/Travel Info
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Economist.Com Introduces Guides for Several Cities
http://www.economist.com/cities/


E-Commerce
Transcript
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On the 14th of Feb.
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Roger W. Ferguson Jr. gave a speech on
E-Commerce at Vanderbilt Univ.
"E-Commerce: Lesson Learned To Date"
Transcript at:
http://www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/speeches/2001/20010214/

Gary D. Price, MLIS
George Washington University
Virginia Campus Library
Gelman Library
Ashburn, VA and Washington, D.C.
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