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U.S. Department of Education Announces Final Rule to Help Colleges Keep Campuses Safe

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Women

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-announces-final-rule-help-colleges-keep-campuses-safe

Agency press release about implementation of final regulation relating to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.  The rule is based on the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 and is designed reduce the incidence of sexual violence on college campuses.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Annual Report of the CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201410_cfpb_report_annual-report-of-the-student-loan-ombudsman.pdf

Analyzes complaints submitted by consumers with student loan complaints from October 2013 through September 2014.  Largest set of complaints relates to lack of repayment options and flexibility in times of distress.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

How Initiatives to Reduce Fraud in Federal Health Care Programs Affect the Budget

Categories: Children,Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49460-ProgramIntegrity.pdf

Describes how federal budget experts estimate the budgetary effects of legislative proposals to reduce fraud in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Female Self-Employment in the United States: An Update to 2012

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2014/article/female-self-employment-in-the-united-states-an-update-to-2012.htm

Examines changes in the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of self-employed women over the 1993-2012 period.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Exploring the Digital Nation: Embracing the Mobile Internet

Categories: Income/Poverty,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/exploring_the_digital_nation_embracing_the_mobile_internet_10162014.pdf

Discusses the expanding uses for mobile digital devices such as smart phones and tablet computers and how mobile phones may be helping to narrow the digital divide between technology haves and have-nots.  From the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

 

Changes in U.S. Family Finances from 2010 to 2013: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances

Categories: Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Statistics

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/bulletin/2014/pdf/scf14.pdf

Reveals substantial disparities in the U.S. in the evolution of income and net worth in the period 2010 to 2013.  From the Federal Reserve

 

The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2014

http://www.odu.edu/content/dam/odu/offices/economic-forecasting-project/docs/2014/2014-sor-final.pdf

Focuses on economic development in the region but includes sections on megachurches, migration data, homeless children, and vehicle tolls.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

 

Conserving Energy and Reducing Consumption in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Categories: Energy,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/media/3257/eo-31-conserving-energy-and-reducing-consumption-in-the-commonwealth-of-virginia.pdf

Virginia Executive Order 31 of 2014 sets a goal of reducing electricity consumption in state facilities by 15% by 2017, using 2009-2010 as a baseline and directs state agencies to use Energy Performance Contracting to reduce energy consumption.  From the Office of the Governor

 

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