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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Spending Habits of Urban Consumers and “Blue Collar” Consumers Living in Urban Areas, 1984 and 2015.

Categories: Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-6/pdf/spending-habits-of-urban-consumers-and-blue-collar-consumers-living-in-urban-areas-1984

Compares spending and budget allocations of all urban consumers (CPI-U) with those of wage earners or clerical workers in urban areas (CPI-W).  Covers the differences in major spending categories and specific categories of general interest.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Privacy and Civil Liberties at CIA

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence

https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/privacy-and-civil-liberties/

Describes new requirements for respecting privacy of Americans and offers links to relevant documents relating to privacy, civil liberties, and the CIA’s Freedom of Information Electronic Reading Room.  From the Central Intelligence Agency

 

The Inaugural Address

Categories: Headlines,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/inaugural-address

Remarks of Donald J. Trump, as prepared for delivery.  From the White House

 

CREST: 25-Year Program Archive

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

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/collection/crest-25-year-program-archive

Introduces a revised site for accessing declassified Central Intelligence Agency reports.  From the Central Intelligence Agency

 

Universal Service Monitoring Report 2016

Categories: Education,Libraries/Museums,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0113/DOC-343025A1.pdf

Provides annual information on industry revenues, program funding requirements, and other data on four universal service programs of telecommunications support.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things

https://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/iot_green_paper_01122017.pdf

Offers guiding principles and an approach to support the advancement of the Internet of Things, the name given to the linking of all kinds of devices to the Internet.  Finds great possibilities in transportation safety and health management but challenges relating to cybersecurity and privacy.  This paper analyzes public comments on the role of government in this area.  From the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the Department of Commerce

 

 

Cuba: U.S. Policy Changes Increased Engagement with Private Sector, but Agency Information Collection is Limited

Categories: Business/Economics,Cuba,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/681641.pdf

Examines what is known about the size and scope of the Cuban private sector, the effect of U.S. changes to legal and regulatory restrictions on Cuba’s private sector, and the extent to which these changes have expanded U.S. and Cuban economic opportunity.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program Data and Tools

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Maps/Geography,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/tri-data-and-tools

Offers a list of tools to allow for searching of toxic chemical releases down to the state and county level.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

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