Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Bankruptcy Filings Rose in March 2006 12 Month Period

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

http://www.uscourts.gov/Press_Releases/bankruptcyfilings052606.html

The number of bankruptcy cases filed in federal courts rose 12.8 per cent in the year ending March 2006. 1.8 million cases were filed during the 12 month period. From the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

2006 Comprehensive Report on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.ustr.gov/assets/Document_Library/Reports_Publications/2006/asset_upload_file236_9455.pdf

The sixth of eight annual reports providing updated information on trade and investment policy toward southern Africa. The products of 37 sub-Saharan countries are eligible for duty-free access to the U.S. market. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Addicted to Oil: Strategic Implications of American Oil Policy

Categories: Energy,Homeland Security

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB705.pdf

Argues that the Bush Administration goal of weaning America from its thirst for middle eastern oil is a necessary but not fully sufficient step (step one in a 12 step rehabilitation program) to ensuring our future national security. From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

Fiscal Year 2006 Homeland Security Grant Program Allocations

Categories: Homeland Security,Statistics

http://www.dhs.gov/interweb/assetlibrary/grants_st-local_fy06.pdf

Shows totals allocated to states and urban areas for various homeland security programs. Washington DC and New York City were hit with large cuts in their allocations from the previous year due to budget cuts in program. From the Homeland Security Department.

Report to the President: Death of Slobodan Milosevic

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,East Europe,United Nations

http://www.un.org/icty/milosevic/parkerreport.pdf

Asserts that Milosevic died of natural causes from a heart attack and was not poisoned or murdered and did not commit suicide. Also discusses adequacy of Milosevic’s medical treatment and his compliance with medical treatment. From the United Nations International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Former Yugoslavia since 1991.

Condition of Education 2006

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006071

Summarizes important developments and trends in elementary, secondary, and postsescondary education during the past year. Presents 50 indicators on the status and condition of education. Also has a special analysis of international assessments. From the National Center for Education Statistics.