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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Updated Long-Term Projections for Social Security

Categories: Elderly,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/72xx/doc7289/06-14-LongTermProjections.pdf

Offers dual projections, where one projection assumes a reduction in benefits to available revenues after trust funds are exhausted, and one (Scheduled Benefits) assumes full benefits will continue to be distributed. Projects exhaustion of trust funds in 2046. From the Congressional Budget Office.

Emergency Care for Children: Growing Pains

Categories: Children,Health/Medical

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11655.html

Examines the challenges associated with the provision of emergency medical services to children and examines the progress made since a similar study, Emergency Medical Services for Children, was published in 1993. From the Institute of Medicine.

Hospital-Based Emergency Care: At the Breaking Point

Categories: Health/Medical

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11621.html

Emergency room medical care is underfunded, overburdened and fragmented. Covers the difficulties of balancing the various roles of emergency medical care including disaster response, and safety net care for uninsured patients. Explores strengths, limitations, and future challenges of the system. From the Institute of Medicine

Emergency Medical Services: At The Crossroads

Categories: Health/Medical

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11629.html#toc

Covers the current organization, financing and delivering of emergency medical services and the future challenges for the system. From the Institute of Medicine

County Business Patterns: Virginia 2004

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.census.gov/prod/2006pubs/04cbp/cb0400ava.pdf

Latest annual data on business and employment growth by detailed economic sector and county in Virginia. From the Census Bureau.

County Business Patterns: United States 2004

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/prod/2006pubs/04cbp/cb0400a1us.pdf

Latest annual data on business growth and development by county. 2004 issue reveals that southeastern region of the country including Virginia led the nation in employment growth. Reports on number of establishments, number of employees and size of payroll by detailed economic sector From the Census Bureau.

Banking and SME Financing in the United States

Categories: Business/Economics

http://www.sba.gov/advo/research/rs277tot.pdf

Examines the loan market for small businesses and recent developments affecting this market. Finds that loan markets have become more competitive because of the entry of regional and national banks into local markets. From the Small Business Administration.

Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Deep Waters and High Seas

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources

http://www.iucn.org/en/news/archive/2006/06/16_unep_high_seas_lr.pdf

Summarizes recent scientific discoveries relating to ecosystems and biodiversity of species in ocean environments and presents options for the conservation and sustainable use of marine habitats and life forms. From the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Conservation Union.

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