CountryWatch.com provides short country profile information for 191 countries. Included is general information, people and history, economic information, and facts about the region. A subscription is required in order to access the more in-depth country information and the News Archive/Search engine.
Dot Com Statistics is a site maintained by Network Solutions. Business, U.S., and international domain statistics are provided here for 1998, 1999, and January 2000. There is also a Fun Facts section.
Report Gallery lists 2,200 annual reports covering most of the Fortune 500 companies. There are also sections on International annual reports, financial facts, financial search, and news. A typical company page has the company name with the link to the company's website, a "Snap Shot" link to Zacks Investment Services (broker recommendations, industry rank, earnings estimates, balance sheet, etc.), a link to the annual report, the stock symbol, and a link to the exchange. You can search the site.
with a Clue
This site provides Forbes' database of hotels having guest rooms with Internet connectivity. You can search by country. There is an alphabetical pull-down list of countries. A typical listing provides room rate, hotel contact, url of the hotel with link, toll-free reservation phone number, service offered, information on computer rentals, phone jack type, and listing of digital/analog PBX information.
Chamber of Commerce
Thisexcellent, searchable site provides a wealth of information for the researcher interested in worldwide issues pertaining to intellectual property. It includes: national committees and groups; information on dispute resolution arbitration and commercial crime services; a news archive from 1997 to present; 20 business topics content areas, and a bookstore.
Court of the United States
This Supreme Court of the United States site allows access to court docket information, calendar and schedules, bar admission information, court rules, case handling guidelines, opinions (1999 full text and a link to previous Bench Opinions), orders, information on visiting the court, public information, and related websites. Most of the information is in PDF format. There is an internal search engine.