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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Escalation and Intrawar Deterrence During Limited Wars in the Middle East

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,History,Israel,Middle East Conflict,Nuclear Arms

Examines the 1973 Arab-Israeli War and the 1991 Gulf War for insights that may be relevant for dangers during limited wars involving nations possessing biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons. From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College.

The Economics of Agricultural and Wildlife Smuggling

Reports that agricultural and wildlife smuggling primarily include luxury goods, ethnic foods, and specialty goods, such as traditional medicines. Most smuggled agricultural goods originate in Mexico and China. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Adults

Categories: Births/Deaths,Mental Health,Statistics

More than 32,000 adults committed suicide in 2006. This report estimates that 8.3 million adults had serious thoughts of suicide in 2008. Examines suicidal thoughts and behavior by demographic and other characteristics. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Forum Guide to Metadata: The Meaning Behind Education Data

Categories: Education,Statistics

Explains what metadata are, why they are important, and how to implement and use a metadata system in an education organization. From the National Forum on Education Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics.

Comparative Effectiveness of Medications to Reduce Risk of Primary Breast Cancer in Women

Categories: Health/Medical,Women

The purpose of this review is to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of tamoxifen citrate, raloxifene, and tibolone to reduce the risk of primary breast cancer, assess the nature and magnitude of harms, and examine how benefits and harms vary by age, risk status, and other factors. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Preliminary Analysis of … the America’s Healthy Future Act

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Estimates that the Baucus health plan proposal would reduce the federal budget deficit by $16 billion by 2019 and that added revenues and cost savings would grow more rapidly than program costs after that date. From the Congressional Budget Office.

How Regulatory Standards Can Affect a Cap-and-Trade Program for Greenhouse Gases

Categories: Business/Economics,Climate Change,Environment,Laws/Regulations

Examines the relationship between tighter regulatory standards and market-based approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Looks at situations where standards are less likely and more likely to affect allowance prices and economic costs. From the Congressional Budget Office.

The Economic Impact of Domestic Travel Expenditures on Virginia Counties 2008

Categories: Business/Economics,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Recreation/Travel,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Provides 2007 and preliminary 2008 estimates of domestic traveler expenditures in Virginia and its 134 counties and independent cities as well as the employment, payroll income, and state and local tax revenues directly generated by these expenditures. Estimates that domestic travel expenditures in Virginia rose 2.8% to total $19.2 billion in 2008, an increase which reflects inflation in travel prices. Study prepared for the Virginia Tourism Authority by the U.S. Travel Association.