Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Subprime Mortgage Lending

Categories: Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness

http://liber8.stlouisfed.org/newsletter/2007/200709.pdf

Describes what they are, what they have done for the housing market, and why they have become so newsworthy,. Also provides links to related readings and web sites. From the Federal Reserve Bank of St.Louis.

Understanding Employer-Assisted Mortgage Programs: A Primer for National Banks

Categories: Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness

http://www.occ.treas.gov/cdd/2007-88a.pdf

Examines how banks can offer loan products to support employer-assisted home purchase programs. Examines the primary risks and regulatory considerations associated with employer-aided mortgages. From the Comptroller of the Currency.

A Plan for a U.S. National Land Imaging Program

Categories: Maps/Geography,Science/Technology

http://ostp.gov/html/FLI-IWG%20report%20Print-ready%20low-res.pdf

Presents a long-term plan for civil land imaging data acquisition and for sustaining U.S. leadership in satellite-based land remote sensing. From the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

Categories: Health/Medical

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/asthma/asthgdln.htm

Updates asthma treatment guidelines around 4 components of care: assessment, patient education, control over contributing environmental factors, and medications. From the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health

Reducing Vulnerabilities to Weapons of Mass Destruction

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism,Weather/Disasters,WMD

http://www.acq.osd.mil/dsb/reports/2007-03-Reducing_Vulnerabilities_to_Weapons_of_Mass_Destruction.pdf

Recommends action in six areas to reduce U.S. vulnerabilities and improve capabilities for mitigation and recovery. Forms the first or main volume to a 2005 study completed shortly before Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans but not issued for public use until 2007. Vol.2 covered supporting papers and was not released. From the Defense Science Board.

The Cyclically Adjusted and Standardized Budget Measures: An Update

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/85xx/doc8589/08-30-StandardizedBudget.pdf

Offers alternative measures of the federal budget that incorporate adjustments for business cycle fluctuations and other factors such as shifts in the timing of tax receipts. From the Congressional Budget Office.

Railroad Bridges and Tunnels

Categories: Govt Finance,Public Works,Transportation

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d07770.pdf

Covers condition of the nation’s thousands of railroad bridges and tunnels, many built over 100 years ago, the federal government role in overseeing the safety of such structures, and the current use of public funds for railroad infrastructure investments. From the Government Accountability Office.

Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare …

Categories: Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/eedata_sc/2004/index.html


Presents the number of wage and salary workers, the amount of their taxable earnings, and the amount they paid in Social Security and Medicare contributions by sex, age, and race at the state and county level in 2004. From the Social Security Administration.

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