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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Employment and Unemployment Among Youth, Summer 2008

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

Reports the number of employed youth between April and July 2008 increased by 1.9 million to 21 million. Also provides statistics on employed youth by gender, race, and economic sector that employed them. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Entering the Home Stretch: Report on the Status of TV Broadcasters …

Categories: Telecommunications/Internet

Reports that 96% of full power broadcasters are already operational or on track to broadcast digital signals by February 17, 2009, the deadline for the digital television transition. From the Federal Communications Commission.

Bankruptcy Filings Near Million Mark for 12 Month Period Ending June 30, 2008

Categories: Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Reports a nearly 29% increase in bankruptcy filings for the year ending June 30, 2008 over the preceding year. 2007-08 bankruptcies totaled 967,831. Also provides statistics on business and non-business filings and filings by revenue code. From the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

U.S. Counterterrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa: Understanding Costs, Cultures, and Conflicts

Categories: Africa,Terrorism

Examines the different geographies, cultures, and histories of southern Africa and how U.S. counterterrorism policy can be effective in that region. From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College.

Depoliticizing Zimbabwe’s Economy: Solutions for Two Million Percent

Categories: Africa,Govt/Business Scandals

Reviews policy options and recommendations for reforming political corruption and monetary policies in Zimbabwe proposed by participants in an August 2008 roundtable discussion. From the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Review of the Impacts of Climate Variability and Change on Aeroallergens and their Associated Effect

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Health/Medical

Surveys the current state of scientific knowledge of the potential impacts of climate change on aeroallergens including molds, pollens, and indoor allergens and their effects on illnesses. Anticipates increase in pollen production in many parts of the U.S. From the Environmental Protection Agency.

Recent Trends in Home Prices: Differences Across Mortgage and Borrower Characteristics.

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

Analyzes differences in recent price trends for homes with different types of financing and borrower characteristics. Reports that homes with higher-risk mortgages have experienced greater price declines and offers possible explanations. From the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight.

Afghanistan Opium Survey 2008: Executive Summary

Categories: Afghanistan,Agriculture/Rural Issues,Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,United Nations

Reports a 19% drop in cultivation of opium from 2007 to 2008 and no opium is now grown in half of the provinces. Provides statistics by province and region on opium producing trends. From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

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