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Approaches to Making Federal Highway Spending More Productive

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Public Works,Taxes,Transportation

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/50150-Federal_Highway_Spending.pdf

Federal spending on highways totaled $46 billion in 2014. This report looks at proposals for making such spending more efficient, including charging more directly for the use of roads, especially during congested times, allocating funds to states according to certain benefits and costs, and linking spending to performance measures. From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Private Health Insurance Premiums and Federal Policy

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51130-Health_Insurance_Premiums.pdf

Estimates that health insurance premiums in the private market will increase by 60% from 2016 to 2025.   This report reviews the available evidence about premium levels and growth, analyzes the major federal subsidies, taxes, fees, and regulations that affect premiums, and examines how insurers’ actions affect premiums. From the Congressional Budget Office

 

R&D Performance of U.S.-Located Multinational Companies: Results from Multiagency Survey Linking Project

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2016/nsf16305/nsf16305.pdf

Reports on international investment activities by multinational companies either owned by U.S. companies or located in the U.S. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

International Investment and R&D Data Link: 2008-10

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2016/nsf16306/pdf/nsf16306.pdf

Attempts to bring together statistics on international investment by U.S. companies and foreign multinational companies from several different federal agencies for a clearer picture of international research and development efforts. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Application of a Weighted Regression Model for Reporting Nutrient and Sediment Concentrations … for the Chesapeake Bay Nontidal Water Quality Monitoring Network, Results Through Water Year 2012

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Natural Resources,Science/Technology,Virginia Issues

https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20155133

The flow of nutrients and sediment from tributaries into the Chesapeake Bay estuary form the basis for decisions on meeting reductions prescribed by the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load regime. This report compares two models for estimating such flows. Includes 5 appendices. From the Geological Survey

 

Resources Over Reform in Afghanistan: How Changes in the Political Economy are Reshaping Local Politics

Categories: Afghanistan,Business/Economics,Democracy/Peace

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR386_Resources-over-Reform-in-Afghanistan.pdf

Laments the lack of progress in improving governance and reducing corruption since the election of the current government in 2014. Argues that economic and security changes have kept the elite in positions of power where they compete for resources. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

What Can Be Done to Revive Afghanistan’s Economy?

Categories: Afghanistan,Business/Economics,Democracy/Peace

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR387-What-Can-Be-Done-to-Revive-Afghanistans-Economy.pdf

Proposes targeted, near-term measures to increase confidence and stimulate the economy of the war-torn country. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Major Work Stoppages in 2015

Categories: Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/wkstp.pdf

Covers 12 major work stoppages or strikes involving 47,000 workers in 2015. Provides details on length of stoppages and organizations involved. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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