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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Local Area Personal Income 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/lapi/2014/pdf/lapi1114.pdf

Reports that personal income grew in 2013 in 2,695 counties, fell in 390, and was unchanged in 28.  Per capita personal income ranged from $17,536 in Telfair County, Georgia to $121,632 in New York County, New York.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Prevalence of Alcohol Dependence Among U.S. Adult Drinkers, 2009-2011

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2014/pdf/14_0329.pdf

Finds that most excessive drinkers did not meet the criteria for alcohol dependence.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Growth in DoD’s Budget From 2000 to 2014

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49764-MilitarySpending.pdf

Reports that the Defense Department’s budget grew from $384 billion in 2000 to $502 billion in 2014 in inflation-adjusted real terms, an overall increase of 31%.  Also breaks down the increases by component parts of the defense budget.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2015 to 2024

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Statistics,Taxes

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49638-BudgetOptions.pdf

Provides estimates of the potential budgetary savings from 79 options that would decrease federal spending or increase federal revenues over the next decade.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

CIA Reactions to JFK Assassination Included Fear of Possible Soviet Strike Against U.S.

Categories: Communism,Govt Secrecy,History,Spying/Intelligence

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB493/

A collection of 26 recently declassified documents about articles in the Central Intelligence Agency’s in-house journal “Studies in Intelligence,” released as part of court litigation.  Covers a variety of topics from the 1960s through 2001.  From the National Security Archive

 

U.S. Treaties: A Beginner’s Guide

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt Information,Treaties

http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2014/11/u-s-treaties-a-beginners-guide/

A guide to how and where to find copies of treaties that involve the U.S.  From the Law Library of Congress

 

“We Were Strangers Once Too”: The President Announces New Steps on Immigration

Categories: Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/20/we-were-strangers-once-too-president-announces-new-steps-immigratio

President Obama’s address to the nation on his plan to reform immigration and prevent deportation of illegal aliens meeting certain conditions.  From the White House

 

Characteristics of Residents Living in Residential Care Communities, by Community Bed Size: United States, 2012

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/DataBriefs/db171.pdf

Finds that smaller communities had a higher percentage of residents who were male, minority, and receiving Medicaid.  They tended to be more impaired.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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