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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Ambient Air Toxics Monitoring Project: Hopewell, VA 2006-2008

Categories: Environment,Virginia Issues

Reports the preliminary outcome of air quality studies of Hopewell, Virginia. Found that the pollutant concentrations in the air samples were not appreciably different from sample concentrations collected from other air toxics monitoring sites in Virginia. From the Department of Environmental Quality

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2008

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Women

Latest annual reports which describe the human rights practices in each country of the world including discussion of political freedoms, treatment of prisoners and political dissidents, freedom of speech, press and Internet, elections and political participation, government corruption and transparency, treatment of women, children, workers, and minorities and more. From the State Department.

Concentration and Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures over Time: 2005-2006

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports that 1% of the U.S. population accounted for 23% of total health care expenditures in 2005. This report provides detailed estimates of the persistence in the level of health care expenditures over time to determine what factors are most likely to drive health care spending up and the characteristics of the individuals who account for such a large percentage of expenditure. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

An Analysis of Speeding-Related Crashes: Definitions and the Effects of Road Environments

Categories: Births/Deaths,Statistics,Traffic Accidents

Reports that speeding in excess of the posted speed limit is more often the cause behind fatal traffic accidents compared to driving too fast for conditions, but that the rankings reverse when less severe crashes causing injuries or property damage but not fatalities are analyzed. From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

What PUMS Data Users Need to Know: A Compass for Understanding and Using American Community Survey D

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Describes how the Public Use Microdata Sample files differ from the pretabulated products, how to access the data, and some ways to produce your own tables. From the Census Bureau.

A New Era of Responsibility: Renewing America’s Promise

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Headlines,Statistics

Provides an overview of the Obama Administration’s proposed $3.55 trillion dollar budget for FY2010. Begins by describing a legacy of misplaced priorities and plans for jumpstarting the economy, then describes major funding highlights for each cabinet department and major federal agencies. From GPO Access.

Remarks of President Barack Obama: Address to Joint Session of Congress

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Presidency

Prepared text of the speech delivered by President Obama before the Joint Session of Congress on February 24, 2009. From the White House.

National Health Expenditure Projections 2008-2018

Categories: Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Projects average annual national health expenditures growth to be 6.2% per year for 2008 through 2018. Average annual economic growth is projected to be 4.1% per year. Also presents statistical tables on expected annual health expenditures amounts and percentage change by detailed types of expenditures. 15 statistical tables in all. From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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