The federal government maintains a repository of information in the form of magazines and other periodical publications for the most up-to-date information on the shifting sands of the business community. The U.S. Government Printing Office offers a quarterly catalog of periodical and subscription services. The catalog is available from:
Superintendent of Documents U.S. Government Printing Office Washington, DC 20402 (202) 512-1800
Noteworthy publications of interest to the business community include:
Business America: The Magazine of International Trade ; a biweekly publication providing American exporters with information on trade opportunities and methods of doing business in foreign countries. A typical issue includes an analytical piece on current U.S. trade policy, a how-to article for the novice exporter, a picture of the nation's economic health, and news of congressional and government actions affecting trade.
Census and You ; a monthly newsletter for users of the Census Bureau statistics. A free sample copy is available from DUSD, Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC 20233.
Department of Defense Telephone Directory ; an alphabetical directory of Departments of Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel, and a classified section by agency for the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.
Foreign Labor Trends ; American Embassy reports describing labor developments, labor-management relations, trade unions, employment, wages and working conditions, labor and government, training, and a list of key labor indicators for some of the most important foreign countries.
Survey of Current Business ; a monthly report on general trends in industry, the business situation, future outlook, and other points pertinent to the business world.
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Federal Information Resources Management Regulation ; a quarterly listing of primary regulations used by federal executive agencies requesting supplies and services.