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The Internet: smart stops on the Web.

GENERAL INTEREST

Stats at the Ready http://www.fedstats.gov/

Maintained by the Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy, this site provides statistics from government agencies such as the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Economic Research Service and the Office of Management and Budget.

Fast Cash Just Got Faster http://visa.infonow.net/usa.html

Visa International created this site to find the ATMs closets to a user's location, including those in airports. The site gives an ATM's complete address, hours of availability and institution plus a street map of each area selected.

Answers to FAQs http://ps.superb.net/FAQ/

The frequently asked questions here range from animals and art to personal finance and computer technology. Each general topic queried provides a more detailed list of subtopics, which also are discussed in brief.

Looking for Speakers http://speakers.com/

Find speakers and their topics, with price ranges, here. The site also lists the agencies representing the speakers.

Experts Speaks Out http://www.expertcenter.com/

These aids are intended to help consultants provide improved service to clients and learn how to market their services better. Professional speakers and trainers also are listed alphabetically, along with their areas of expertise.

Location, Location, Location http://www.homefair.com/homefair/cmr/salcalc.html

Click on the city where you live. Click on the city where you're moving. Enter your salary. This online cost-of-living calculator can tell you how much more/less money you'll need -- or how much money you'll save -- to maintain the same standard of living.

A Quantity of Quality http://www.thequalityobserver.com

The site of the Quality Observer, an international news magazine, is a key source of information on quality control. Scroll through recent articles and find out "who's who in quality."

BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

Know Your NAFTA http://www.nafta.net/smallbiz.htm

Designed especially for small businesses, this site offers a wealth of links covering the North American Free Trade Agreement. Included are university-run small business centers, government agencies and specific state links.

One-Stop Small Business Shopping http://www.netearnings.com

Use this site to research insurance policies and loan sources, get up-to-date news and link to sites that sell office products, books and software.

All in Family htt://www.massmutual.com

From MassMutual's home page, link to the family business network. Learn the facts about family business, read the secrets of award-winning family businesses and access nationwide survey results.
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