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Proxy Statement Your guide to business research & data news from the UConn Library

 Summer is almost here 

One recent M&A activity that will have an impact on us: S&P Global buying IHS Markit. This will be the last issue for this semester as we pause in Summer - see you in Fall! Stay tuned for a separate email from me on reshuffling our financial databases.

 Updates on Subscribed Resources 

UConn has an institutional contract to three NielsenIQ x Kilts Center for Marketing at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business datasets: Retail Scanner, Consumer Panel, & PanelView Surveys. Faculty & PhD students can request access by filling up the request form.

Premium content from Dow Jones Newswires, Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and MarketWatch is now available on S&P Global Market Intelligence. You can view this content on the platform’s Dashboard. 

You can view and customize the news you see by expanding the Content menu in your Newswire widget settings. Under Dow Jones News, select ‘Hot News’ to only view top news stories or ‘Full Stories’ to remove press releases and headline-only news.

RIA Checkpoint offers fee-based, online CPE webinars throughout the year. View their full webinar schedule (alternatively in PDF).

 On the WWW 

Twitter now has an Academic Research product track to serve our community, which allows you access to public Twitter data for free. You’ll need to complete their Academic Research application to gain access. Criteria is generous; graduate students, research-focused employees, & faculty all qualify.

An updated 2020 overview (4-pp) of small businesses in Connecticut, published by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). There are about 350,000 small businesses in Connecticut, making up 99.4% of all businesses in the state

Solving the small business data challenge: 

China’s overseas lending: This new dataset from AidData is a rare look into the Chinese government’s loan agreements with 24 low- and middle-income countries. China is the world’s largest official creditor. The full text (of the 100 Chinese loan contracts), as well as the financial and non-financial characteristics of loan contracts is available for download. For in-depth analysis, see their How China Lends report.

 Data Sources As Seen Elsewhere 

In the spirit of promoting openly licensed resources, consider OpenCorporates for your academic research on company data. They can usually provide their Public Benefit API account at no cost if you share your results under the terms of their Open Data license. Start searching for a company now. This article from Administrative Science Quarterly used their organization type, founding dates, & HQ location in their data collection.

Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN): The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) under the US Department of Treasury maintains a list of individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting on behalf of, targeted countries. It also includes individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country specific. View the full list in PDF, or work directly with the various data formats.

Cornell-ILR Labor Action Tracker is a comprehensive database of strike and labor protest activity across the US. All information is from public sources. (There is a similar tracker on workers in China by the China Labour Bulletin.)


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