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Nutrient Content of the U.S. Food Supply, 2005

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publications/FoodSupply/FoodSupply2005Report.pdf

Offers estimates on the availability and percentage contributions of nutrients by major food groups. Reports that more calories are available for consumption and Americans are consuming more calories than they did 10 years ago, a 28% increase in the amount of fat contributing to caloric levels from 148 to 190 grams per day. From the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

2008 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.ustr.gov/Document_Library/Reports_Publications/2008/2008_NTE_Report/Section_Index.html

The 21st in an annual series of reports on significant foreign barriers to U.S. exports. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Protecting Consumers in the Next Tech-Ade

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Crime/Justice,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.ftc.gov/os/2008/03/P064101tech.pdf

Staff report following a series of hearings in November 2006 on how to protect consumers in the Internet age. From the Federal Trade Commission.

Averting Financial Crisis

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/RL34412_20080321.pdf

Describes and analyzes the nature of the current financial crisis relating to mortgage markets, explores the policy and intervention tools available to federal regulators, and considers whether such tools are adequate. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org.

Government Interventions in Financial Markets: Economic and Historic Analysis of Subprime Mortgage O

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/RL34423_20080325.pdf

Summarizes and analyzes four previous U.S. government financial market interventions: a mortgage loan corporation in 1933, Continental Illinois Bank in 1984, the savings and loan problems of 1989 and the Latin American debt crisis of 1989. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org.

Bear Stearns: Crisis and Rescue for a Major Provider of Mortgage-Related Products

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/RL34420_20080326.pdf

Reviews the details of the JP Morgan Chase purchase of Bear Stearns, the 5th largest investment banking firm in the U.S., the altered role for the Federal Reserve, and the issues relating to moral hazard and systemic risk. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org.

HIV/AIDS in the United States

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/factsheets/PDF/us.pdf

Factsheet on AIDs which provides statistics on the number of individuals living with AIDs, the trend of new cases, characteristics by sex, transmission category, race/ethnicity, and age, and trends in diagnoses and deaths. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Costs of Benefit Delivery in the Food Stamp Program

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/CCR39/CCR39.pdf

Compares the Food Stamp Program with eight other public assistance programs across four measures of program effectiveness: administrative costs, erroneous payments, program access and benefit targeting. From the Economic Research Service.

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