Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced By Child Labor or Forced Labor

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Consumer Info/Protection,Labor/Employment

http://www.dol.gov/ilab/programs/ocft/PDF/2009TVPRA.pdf

Provides a list of 122 goods from 58 countries that the Department of Labor has reason to believe are produced by forced labor or child labor in violation of international standards. Authorized by the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act and built on 15 years of investigation. From the Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the U.S. Department of Labor.

U.S. Department of Labor’s 2008 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Labor/Employment

http://www.dol.gov/ilab/programs/ocft/PDF/2008OCFTreport.pdf

The 8th annual report on what 122 countries around the world are doing to meet their international commitments to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. Each country section covers the incidence and nature of child labor, child labor laws and enforcement, and current government policies and programs to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. Large, slow loading file. From the Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the U.S. Department of Labor.

Eagle Permits: Take Necessary to Protect Interests in Particular Localities: Final Rules

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/CurrentBirdIssues/BaldEagle/Final%20Disturbance%20Rule%209%20Sept%202009.pdf

Final regulation which describes the limited conditions under which eagles or their nests could be disturbed or moved. From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Federal Register.

Improved Eagle Management Program Helps to Incorporate Scientific Data, Identify Information Gaps

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Environment,Natural Resources

http://www.fws.gov/news/NewsReleases/showNews.cfm?newsId=A629057A-E67B-3026-B440188062F3674B

Press release on the publication of a revised final regulation which permits the disturbing or harming of eagles or their nests as a limited byproduct of other activities or where necessary due to safety concerns such as near airports. From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Insurance Insecurity: Families are Losing Employer-Sponsored Insurance Coverage

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical

http://www.healthreform.gov/reports/insurance/insuranceinsecuritypdf.pdf

Reports that the percentage of firms offering health insurance coverage for their workers dropped from 69 to 63 between 2000 and 2008. Part of the Obama Administration’s health reform initiative. From HealthReform.gov

Summer Temperature Below Average for U.S

Categories: Climate Change,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2009/20090910_summerstats.html

Press release announcing that summer temperatures were below average for the U.S. and were the 34th coolest on record. Covers temperature and precipitation highlights. From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The Economic Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance

http://www.whitehouse.gov/assets/documents/CEA_ARRA_Report_Final.pdf

The first quarterly report on the effect of the so-called Stimulus Act. Provides an assessment of the effects of the act in its first 6 months. Reports that the outlay of the first $151 billion of the $787 billion authorized has resulted in adding 2.3 percentage points to real GDP growth in the second quarter. From the Council of Economic Advisors.