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2009-2010 Total Educational and General Expenditures by Program: Virginia Public Higher Education Institutions

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics,Virginia Issues$file/RD250.pdf

One statistical table which shows total expenditures for each public college and university in Virginia as well as expenditures for instruction, research, public service, academic support, student services, institutional support, and operations/maintenance.   From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

International Comparisons of Productivity: New Estimates for 2009

Categories: France,Germany,Great Britain,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

Provides comparisons by GDP per worker and GDP per hour worked.   France, Germany, and the U.S. had the highest figures among G7 member countries.  From the Office for National Statistics

Electric Vehicles

Categories: Environment,Great Britain,Science/Technology,Transportation

Focuses on the extent to which electric vehicles could reduce carbon emissions and dependence on oil.   Also examines issues that would arise if electric vehicles became widely used in Great Britain.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

Drug Pricing

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Science/Technology

Outlines current pricing policy of the British National Health Service  and examines other options for drug-pricing, including “value-based” pricing.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

Sea Level Rise

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Great Britain,Science/Technology,Weather/Disasters

Summarizes the causes of sea level rise and the uncertainties in and the consequences for United Kingdom climate change adaptation. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

Resilience of UK Infrastructure

Discusses the need to protect critical infrastructure, such as energy, transport, and communications in Great Britain, from existing natural hazards and any effects of future climate change.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

Fee-for-Service Plans

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

In 2008 medical care benefits were available to 71% of private industry workers.  Fee-for-service medical plans constituted 78% of such plans, while 212% were HMO plans.  This report looks at the components of fee-for-service plans, including typical provisions and costs.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance

Categories: Afghanistan,Elections/Campaigns

Updates previous reports on an overview of Afghan politics and governance with reference to the banking problems in Kabul that were linked to loans to large shareholders.  Government corruption and legitimacy continue to be major problems, and the report also discusses the September 2010 elections.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

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