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Disruptive Civil Technologies: 6 Technologies with Potential Impacts on U.S. Interests Out to 2025

Categories: Energy,Science/Technology,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

A contract study which explored the potential of new technologies to enhance or disrupt U.S. national power from now to 2025. The six are biogerontechnology, energy storage materials, biofuels and bio-based Chemicals, clean coal technologies, service robotics, and the presence of Internet nodes in everyday things. Sponsored by the National Intelligence Council.

China: Description of Selected Government Practices and Policies Affecting … the Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,China

Large, slow-loading file, the first of three reports on China-U.S. trade. This first study describes how the central and regional governments in the country try to influence decision-making in the economy. Covers such topics as industrial development, privatization of state-owned enterprises, price coordination, utility rates, restraints on imports and exports, and more. From the U.S. International Trade Commission.

The Employment Situation of Veterans: 2007

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans

Reports that the unemployment rate among veterans who served since 2001 was 6.1% in 2007. Includes 7 tables with details on veteran characteristics by war, occupation, industry, and disability status. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Digest of Business Reviews Supplement, 2002-2007

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly

Provides Justice Department responses to statements of proposed business activity by corporations, indicating whether the department plans to challenge the activity on federal antitrust grounds. From the Justice Department.

Report to Congress on the Situation in Iraq

Categories: Defense/Military,Iraq

Testimony of General David Petraeus to Congress in April 2008. From the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Fighting the War in Southeast Asia, 1961-1973

Categories: Defense/Military,History,Nuclear Arms,Spying/Intelligence

Discloses previously secret U.S. Air Force official histories of the Vietnam War. Includes details about Central Intelligence Agency employees flying Laotian air planes in combat missions and consideration of nuclear weapons options in Laos in 1959. From the National Security Archive.

Former NFL Players: Disabilities, Benefits, and Related Issues

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Health/Medical

Reviews the National Football League and National Football League Players Association benefit programs and plans, the plight of injured former players, and the public policy issues involved. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Motor Gasoline Consumption 2008: A Historical Perspective and Short-Term Projections

Categories: Energy,Statistics

Features narrative analysis and 12 graphs on the topic of demand for gasoline. Concludes that consumer sensitivity to gasoline prices increases when retail prices exceed $2.50 per gallon. From the Energy Information Administration.

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