RESEARCH TIPS AND WEB LINKS
For determining telephone carrier for a known phone numer or the carrier for an area code:
Phone Number Analysis at the top of the page is free.
Use the format 1 XXX XXXXXXX for US numbers.
It should give you the area and carrier.
Use the The Wayback Machine to browse through 30 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago.
The 2003 Edition of the CIA World Factbook is Now Online
Projections of Education Statistics to 2012
Annual Report Gallery is an up-to-date listing of annual reports and related financial reports for publicly traded companies.
MSN Money U.S. investment portal site (microsoft - don't shoot) is very useful. Note the links for the following services in the left column
* Snapshot (Overview, licensed content from Hoover's)
* Key Developments (very useful!!!!!!!)
* Insider Trading (Material licensed from Thomson)
* Ownership Data (Licensed from ComputerShare)
* SEC Filings (Note Availability in PDF, and Word Formats
Multex Investor (now part of Reuters) offers company snapshots for free.
About 75-100 words. You'll need to register, free.