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Census Bureau Reports Nation Has Nearly 350,000 Fewer Nonemployer Business Locations

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

Press release on shrinking number of nonemployer businesses, those with no paid employees.  The nation had 21.4 million nonemployer firms in 2008, a decrease of 350,000 from 2007.  Includes links to detailed data.  From the Census Bureau.

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Vol. 8: Vietnam, January-October 1972

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Vietnam

Focuses on U.S. diplomacy as it supported the use of force in Vietnam.  Covers the Easter offensive and its ramifications.  From the Department of State

Long-Term Unemployment Experience of the Jobless

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Labor/Employment,Statistics

By December 2009, 4 in 10 unemployed persons had been jobless for 27 weeks or more, the highest proportion of long-term unemployment on record.  This report compares the incidence of long-term unemployment among different age groups during the current recession.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Sodium Intake Among Adults: United States, 2005-2006

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

Discusses healthy limits of sodium intake for adults, the large number of Americans who exceed that limit, and the most prevalent sources of sodium in American diets.  From the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Changes in Terminology for Childhood Overweight and Obesity

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

Describes changes in use of terminology by experts for “overweight” and “obesity”  From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Budget 2010

Categories: Govt Finance,Great Britain,Statistics

Sets out the five year budget plan for Great Britain.  Calls for a new model of economic growth based on saving, investment, and enterprise instead of debt.  Also calls for spending reductions of 30 billion pounds per year and added taxes of 8 billion pounds per year.  From HM Treasury.

Doe v. Reed

Categories: Privacy,Supreme Court/courts

8-1 Supreme Court decision that disclosure of the names of petition signers does not violate their First Amendment protection of political expression.  The case involved whether signers of an anti-gay rights petition in Washington State could keep their names secret.  From

Skilling v. United States

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts

Supreme Court decision that found an anti-corruption law used to prosecute politicians and corporate leaders unconstitutionally vague.  The law which makes it a crime to deprive the public or a company of honest services had been used in part to convict high profile defendants like Jeffrey  Skilling of Enron and newspaper publisher Conrad Black.  From

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