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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Industries in Which Virginia Ranks First in Terms of Sales or Receipts Per Capita

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.census.gov/econ/census02/data/tops/TOPSTVA.HTM

Virginia leads the nation in per capita sales or receipts in Computer Systems Design and Related Services and 12 other industry sectors. From the Census Bureau.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

http://fdsys.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-111hr1ENR/pdf/BILLS-111hr1ENR.pdf

Text of the law designed to stimulate the economy, promote jobs, and reinvest in American infrastructure and public works. From the Government Printing Office.

Alternative Sentencing in the Federal Criminal Justice System

Categories: Crime/Justice

http://www.ussc.gov/general/20090206_Alternatives.pdf

Describes current federal sentencing policy, governing alternative sentences and examines offenders receiving alternative sentences. Analyzes factors associated with alternative sentences and considerations adopted by federal sentencing courts in determining whether to impose alternative sentences. From the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan: Executive Summary

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

http://www.treas.gov/initiatives/eesa/homeowner-affordability-plan/ExecutiveSummary.pdf

Outlines the key features of the plan designed to help 7 to 9 million families restructure or refinance their mortgages to avoid foreclosure. From the White House.

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward

Categories: Crime/Justice,Science/Technology

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12589#toc

Describes the constraints and problems facing U.S. forensic labs even as entertainment programs glorify their achievements. From the National Research Council.

Characteristics of the Foreign-Born Population

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/013308.html

Press release which presents analysis of newly available data on the characteristics of the foreign born population in the U.S. Shows, for example, that Somalis are among the poorest and Indians among the best educated. From the Census Bureau.

Privacy Law and Online Advertising

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Business/Economics,Privacy,Telecommunications/Internet

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/RL34693_20090116.pdf

Examines the privacy concerns related to commercial services that track online activity to deliver advertising to targeted audiences. Covers the technical background, the provisions of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Federal Trade Commission Online Advertising Principles and Network Advertising Initiative standards. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org.

After Georgia: The EU and Russia: Follow-Up Report

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Russia

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200809/ldselect/ldeucom/26/26.pdf

Considers the implications of the August 2008 conflict in Georgia for the future of relations between Russia and the countries of the European Union. From the House of Lords European Union Committee.

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