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2008 Internet Crime Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

The 8th annual compilation of information on complaints received and referred to law enforcement or regulatory agencies. In 2008, 275,284 complaints were submitted, a 33% increase over 2007. From the Internet Crime Complaint Center and the Justice Department.

Major Depressive Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Categories: Children,Mental Health,Youth

Updates a 2002 statement which found evidence insufficient to recommend for or against screening. Now recommends screening of adolescents (12 to 18 years of age) for major depressive disorder when systems are in place to ensure accurate diagnosis. Includes links to full recommendation statement, clinical summary, and other supporting evidence.
From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Americans Speak on Health Reform: Report on Health Care Community Discussions

Categories: Health/Medical

Reports on the results of December 2008 community discussions on the need for health care reform in every state. Covers concerns raised and solutions proposed by citizen members who participated in the discussions. From Health Reform.Gov and the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Costs of Inaction: The Urgent Need for Health Reform

Categories: Health/Medical

In three sections on health care costs, access to care, and gaps in quality, the paper argues that the current system must be reformed. From Health Reform.Gov and the Department of Health and Human Services.

State Tax Collections Reach Nearly $782 Billion in 2008

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

Press release which reports that overall state tax collections were up by 3.2% from 2007 with individual income tax receipts, up 5.1%. Corporate income tax receipts were down 2.5% and document transfer taxes, such as those incurred when registering mortgages or securities, were down 24.5%. Includes links to detailed tables. From the Census Bureau.

Determination of Viability Summary: Chrysler, LLC

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Manufacturing

Determines that Chrysler plans for future viability are not acceptable, due to Chrysler’s small scale, quality and nature of existing product line, manufacturing architectures and capacities, and geographic concentration in North America. From the White House.

Determination of Viability Summary: General Motors Corporation

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Manufacturing

Determines that the General Motors plans for future viability are not acceptable and that a more substantial restructuring will be necessary. Criticizes GM plans for overly optimistic assumptions about future market share, product mix, dealer networks and legacy liabilities. From the White House.

New Path to Viability for GM and Chrysler

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines,Manufacturing

Fact sheet which describes the reaction of the Obama Administration to the plans for reorganization submitted by General Motors and Chrysler Corporations on February 17, 2009 and the conditions placed on any further assistance to them. From the White House.

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