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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Hampton Roads Congestion Management Process: The State of Transportation in Hampton Roads

Categories: Headlines,Statistics,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.hrmpo.org/Documents/Reports/2009/StateofTransportationFinalReport.pdf

Provides data on all facets of the transportation system including air, rail, water and highway. Covers road usage, commuting characteristics, safety, truck data, transit usage, highway funding, and bicycle/pedestrian facilities. From the Hampton Roads Plan District Commission.

Prescription Drug Estimates for Medicare Beneficiaries 2005 and 2006

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st240/stat240.pdf

Reports that between 2005 and 2006 the proportion of the Medicare population that had at least one prescription drug purchase more than tripled from 21% to 68%. Medicare expenditures for prescription drugs rose from $5.9 billion in 2005 to $44.3 billion in 2006. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Program Perspectives on Retirement Benefits

Categories: Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/perspectives/issue3.pdf

Presents general information on types of retirement plans, participation in plans, and cost of plans. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Chartbook of International Labor Comparisons

Categories: Brazil,China,India,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Russia,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/fls/chartbook2009/chartbook2009.pdf

Provides information on the labor market situation in selected countries, the European Union 15 and the emerging economies of Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa. Includes GDP per capita, labor market indicators, competitiveness indicators for manufacturing, and employment outlook indicators. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Collecting Medication Data in the 2004 National Nursing Home Survey

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_01/sr01_047.pdf

Describes how medication data were collected from a sample of 13,507 nursing home residents, 98% of whom took one or more medications. Also provides links to more information about the drugs taken. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2008

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,United Nations

http://www.incb.org/incb/annual-report-2008.html

Covers history of international narcotics control efforts, the operation of the international drug control system, an analysis of the current world situation by region, and recommendations to the United Nations, governments and relevant international organizations. From the United Nations.

Average Fuel Economy Standards: Passenger Cars and Light Trucks: Model Year 2011

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/DOT/NHTSA/Rulemaking/Rules/Associated%20Files/CAFE_Updated_Final_Rule_MY2011.pdf

Announces final rule for U.S. fuel economy standards for 2011 model year vehicles. The 2011 standards are expected to raise the industry-wide combined average to 27.3 miles per gallon, save 887 million gallons of fuel over the lifetime of the 2011 models, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 8.3 million metric tons. From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Merger Review of Firms in Financial Distress

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/public/eag/244098.htm

A discussion paper which explores issues related to antitrust policy and regulation. This paper examines proposed mergers where one party to the merger is in financial distress and how best to balance issues of efficiency benefits versus the potential anti-competitive effects. From the Justice Department.

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