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The Budget and Economic Outlook: An Update

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Statistics

Reports on the economic outlook and provides baseline projections of the federal government budget.  Estimates that the federal government budget deficit for 2010 will exceed $1.3 trillion, $71 billion lower than last year’s total.  From the Congressional Budget Office.

Statistics on Smoking: England 2010

Categories: Great Britain,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

Aims to present a broad picture of health issues related to smoking in England, including smoking prevalence and smoking-related costs and mortality.  From the National Health Service

American Housing Survey National Tables 2009

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics,Urban Issues

Latest biennial information on the characteristics of the nation’s housing stock.  Covers such characteristics as costs, type of heating fuel, presence of air conditioning, crowding, special services for older residents, satisfaction with neighborhood, and size of home.  Covers single family homes, apartments, manufactured housing, new construction, and vacant units.  From the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Immigration Enforcement Actions: 2009

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

Presents information on the apprehension, detention, return, and removal of foreign nationals during 2009.  Reports that 393,000 foreign nationals were removed from the U.S., the seventh consecutive record high.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

Security and the Environment in Pakistan

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Food/Nutrition,Pakistan,Weather/Disasters

Examines the potentially destabilizing effect that environmental concerns, such as water and food scarcity, natural disasters, and climate change could have on the fragile Pakistani political and security situation.  Written before the flood disaster began.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

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