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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Final Recommendations of the Ft. Hood Follow-on Review

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Health/Medical

http://www.defense.gov/news/d20100820FortHoodFollowon.pdf

Describes the actions to be taken by the Defense Department to provide greater force protection through improved security measures and better healthcare provisions for service members following the November 2009 shooting tragedy at Fort Hood.  From the Defense Department

Juvenile Transfer Laws: An Effective Deterrent to Delinquency?

Categories: Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations,Youth

http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/220595.pdf

Looks at whether laws designed to get tough on juvenile crime by transferring juvenile offenders to adult jurisdiction have resulted in less delinquency.  Finds that transfer laws have had little general deterrent effect on juvenile offenders.   From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Health Care Spending: 1998, 2003, and 2008

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/focus/volume1_number8/cex_1_8.htm

How have rising health care costs affected household budgets?  This report provides a picture of out-of-pocket health care spending among households categorized by the age of the household head.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2009

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsrace2009.pdf

Reports that for the second consecutive year employment fell more sharply for Blacks and Hispanics than for Whites and Asians.  This report describes the labor force characteristics and earnings patterns among the major race and ethnicity groups.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Horizontal Merger Guidelines

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Business/Economics,Laws/Regulations

http://www.ftc.gov/os/2010/08/100819hmg.pdf

These guidelines describe the techniques and types of evidence which usually predict whether a horizontal merger may substantially lessen competition and violate antitrust laws.  From the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission

Federal Student Loan Repayment Program: Calendar Year 2009

http://www.opm.gov/oca/pay/studentloan/html/CY2009StudentLoanRepaymentReport.pdf

Reports that 36 federal agencies provided 8,454 employees with a total of more than $61.8 million in student loan repayment benefits.  The average loan benefit was $7317.  From the Office of Personnel Management

Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak in Shell Eggs

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition

http://www.fda.gov/Food/NewsEvents/WhatsNewinFood/ucm222684.htm

Covers the investigation of the outbreak and provides information for consumers, retailers and producers.  From the Food and Drug Administration

Draft 2010 Water Quality Assessment Integrated Report

Categories: Environment,Maps/Geography,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.deq.state.va.us/wqa/305b2010.html

Provides a summary of water quality conditions in Virginia from 2003-2008.  Covers water quality in more than 1,200 watersheds.  Adds 1,400 miles of streams and rivers and 2,500 acres of lakes to the impaired waters list.  From the Department of Environmental Quality

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