Business and Investing

Financial Rating Series

Combines the best of Weiss Ratings and TheStreet Ratings to offer a single source for financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering insurance, banks, and credit unions. Plus, build your own customized Medicare Supplement Insurance Planner.

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JobNow

Live coaches [available 2:00-11:00 pm daily] help users strategically target jobs best suited to their interests and qualifications, work on interview skills, and craft effective résumés and cover letters. Includes 24/7 access to a carefully-selected library of job resources.

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Grants to Individuals Online

Information for individual grant seekers, primarily to fund education or to support artistic or research projects.  Available at Headquarters. Note: This is not available remotely.

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Grants Connection [Directory of Virginia Foundations]

Profiles on nearly 1,000 private, corporate, and community foundations in Virginia.  Available for use in the Headquarters library and at Porter and Salem Church branches. Please ask a librarian for assistance.

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Value Line - Expanded Library Edition

Weekly online presentation of Value Line's Investment Survey. The service includes full-page reports with analyst commentaries as well as Timeliness™, Safety™ , and Technical™ ranks on over 3,500 large, small, and mid cap size companies. Includes, as well, information and rankings on an additional 4,500 companies and three-to-five year projections of key financial measures, and concise, objective commentary on current operations and future prospects.

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ReferenceUSA

Business, residential, and market research data for entrepreneurs, businesses, students, job-seekers or anyone wanting access to information on tens of millions of businesses and hundreds of millions of consumers in an easy to search format.

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800.808.1113

Morningstar Investment Research Center

 Research, data, and analysis to help make sense of the complicated world of investing.  Includes portfolio tools and calculators to determine what your asset mix should be, how your investments are working together, a Retirement Cost Calculator, and a College Savings Calculator.

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Business Insights: Essentials

 Includes industry news, company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. 

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