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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Reactions of Latin American and Caribbean Governments to the International Crisis

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Latin America

Subtitled: An Overview of Policy Measures up to 30 January 2009
Presents country by country tables showing measures taken in reaction to the international financial crisis including monetary and financial policy, fiscal policy, exchange rate and external trade policy, sectoral policies and labor and social policies. From the Economic and Social Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Trends in Uninsured Hospital Stays, 1997-2006

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports that the number of uninsured hospital stays between 1997 and 2006 increased by 34% while overall hospital stays increased only 14%. Also provides details by region and cause for hospital stay. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Preserving Home Ownership: Foreclosure Prevention Initiatives

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Headlines,Housing/Homelessness

Describes the consequences of foreclosure on homeowners, outlines recent foreclosure prevention plans proposed by the government and private organizations, and discusses the challenges associated with foreclosure prevention. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

Nuclear Waste Disposal: Alternatives to Yucca Mountain

Categories: Nuclear Energy,Waste Management

Congress designated Yucca Mountain in Nevada as the sole, permanent repository in the U.S. for nuclear waste back in 1987. This report discusses the continuing controversy about the Yucca Mountain site, the possibility of an alternative interim storage facility and the remaining nuclear waste policy options. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

Troubled Asset Relief Program and Foreclosures

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

Discusses modifications to the original Troubled Asset Relief Plan in 2009 legislation that would direct funds to home foreclosure relief and other measures affecting modification of loans. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

Changes in U.S. Family Finances from 2004 to 2007: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances

Categories: Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Reports that the median value of family income was substantially unchanged during the period 2004 to 2007, but that income increased markedly for Hispanic or nonwhite families, while it declined significantly for families in the Northeast and Midwest. From the Federal Reserve.

National Gang Threat Assessment: 2009

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Youth

Presents trends in gang location and gang activities. Estimates that 1 million gang members belong to more than 20,000 gangs that are criminally active within the 50 states and the District of Columbia. From the Justice Department.

Treasury Department Monthly Lending and Intermediation Snapshot

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Statistics

The first in a series of reports on lending trends, buying and selling of securities and other activities in capital markets of banks that received the most funding from the Capital Purchase Program of the federal government. From the Treasury Department.

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