Internet sitings

what: morningstar - a leading provider of investment information, research, and analysis - gives its Web site a whole new look.

The best parts: The redesigned site attempts to be more user-friendly, providing reams of data on thousands of mutual funds and stocks.

Be sure to use the "Quicktake" reports to size up a fund's investment style, performance, and fees. Morningstar also gives investors plenty of information on US and international equities, and variable annuities. Overwhelmed by today's investment jargon? Click on the "university" section to get your answers in clear simple terms.

And take time to check out the site's candid editorial commentary, and a free business newswire service.

What you should know: recently changed its name from Morningstar.Net. The company, Morningstar Inc., was established in 1984. Morningstar is an independent company that does not own, operate, or hold any interest in mutual funds, stocks, or insurance products.

How to get there: Either log on to the above address or head to the Work & Money site ( and we'll hook you up.

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