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BizStats
http://www.bizstats.com/
Selected industry statistics and financial ratios are available for sole proprietorships, S-corporations, and corporations.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
http://www.bls.gov/

Consumer Price Index Homepage
http://www.bls.gov/cpi/

Current Industrial Reports from the Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/cir/www/index.html
This web site provides access to a continuous series of industry reports with detailed statistics on products and industries. Industries include apparel, chemicals, metal, and machinery.

EconEdLink (Council for Economic Education)
http://www.econedlink.org/
Up to date macroeconomic data (click on DataLinks tab)

Fortune 500
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2008/performers/industries/fastgrowers/
Top U.S. Industries

Industry Link
http://www.industrylink.com/
The premier directory of links to industry web sites.

International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
http://www.ita.doc.gov/
Provides access to information and services regarding U.S. international trade policy.

Yahoo Industry guide
http://biz.yahoo.com
Find the latest news stories on hundreds of industries. Follow the links on the lest for more detailed information including "Industry Browser" for the latest financials on the key companies in each industry. 

Industry Information Resources
http://valuationresources.com/IndustryReport
Industry Information Resources is a free resource guide to industry resources and data for over 400 industries listed below. Individual pages for each industry list resources and data available from trade associations, publications, and research firms which address subjects such as industry overview, issues, trends, and outlook, financial information and financial ratios, compensation and salary surveys, and business valuation resources.