Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Trade and Development Report 2009

Categories: Climate Change,Financial Crisis/Markets,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/tdr2009_en.pdf

Discusses the impact of the economic crisis and climate change on world trade and development in the past year. From the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Federal S&E Obligations to Three Types of Minority-Serving Institutions Decline in FY 2007

Categories: African Americans,Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf09319/nsf09319.pdf

Offers statistics on trends in federal support for science and engineering research at minority institutions as of Fiscal Year 2007. Tables also show levels of federal support by institution and by federal sponsoring agency. From the National Science Foundation.

Promoting Cross-LoC Trade in Kashmir: An Analysis of the Joint Chamber

Categories: Democracy/Peace,India,Pakistan

http://www.usip.org/files/kashmir_loc.pdf

Discusses methods being used to promote cross Line of Control trade activity and other border softening measures in Kashmir to ease tensions between India and Pakistan. From the United States Institute of Peace.

Hospital Utilization Among Near-Elderly Adults, Ages 55 to 64 Years, 2007

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb79.pdf

Describes and analyzes trends in the use of hospitals by those nearing older age but not yet Medicare eligible. Finds that the near-elderly were similar to the elderly in the rate and cost of hospitalization. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Revenues and Expenditures by Public School Districts: School Year 2006-07

Categories: Education,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2009338

Offers statistics on revenues and expenditures per pupil made by school districts for school year 2006-07. Data reported by state with coverage of the 100 largest school districts. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Television Specification

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Energy,Environment

http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=revisions.television_spec

Describes requirements that must be met to earn Energy Star rating for television sets. Covers Version 4.0 specifications effective May 2010 and Version 5.0 specifications effective May 2012. From the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.

Flu.Gov

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical

http://www.flu.gov/

Subtitled One-Stop Access to U.S. Government H1N1, Avian, and Pandemic Flu Information. Includes general information, frequently asked questions, economic impacts, travel information, and research activities.

Will the Demand for Assets Fall When the Baby Boomers Retire?

Categories: Retirement/Social Security

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/105xx/doc10526/09-08_Baby-Boomers.pdf

This background paper considers one aspect of the retirement of members of the baby boom generation from the workforce: whether the selling of assets, particularly stocks and bonds, will cause a dramatic decline in price and value of such assets. From the Congressional Budget Office.