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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Regulating Coal Combustion Waste Disposal: Issues for Congress

Categories: Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Waste Management

Describes the nature and quantity of coal combustion waste, the risks associated with mismanagement of coal wastes, the existing state-based regulatory regime, and the possible options for national regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

The Role of Trade Secrets in Innovation Policy

Categories: Business/Economics,Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Property Rights

Describes the importance of business trade secrets as intellectual property in the era of knowledge-based economies, the nature of trade secret law that protects it, and how federal legislation affects the attractiveness of patents and other trade secrets.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

The Freedom of Information Act and Nondisclosure Provisions in Other Federal Laws

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,Privacy

Describes the conflicts between protection and disclosure of various types of government information, the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and its exemptions, and controversial exemptions related to national security and financial institutions introduced in the 111th Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

Deflation: Economic Significance, Current Risk, and Policy Responses

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Prices/Inflation

Describes the potential risks from deflation, the current deflation risks in the U.S. economy, and policy responses to deflation that are available to Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

Information Reporting Requirements Relating to Transfers of Securities

Categories: Business/Economics,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

New federal regulation that requires securities dealers to report the customer’s adjusted basis as a result of the sale of securities and whether any gain or loss is long-term or short-term.  From the Internal Revenue Service

Securing a Sustainable Future for Higher Education

Categories: Education-Higher,Great Britain

Subtitled: An Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance.  Recommendations on how to sustain funding and accessibility for higher education in Great Britain.  Executive summary version.

Defense Department Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2010

Categories: Defense/Military,Statistics

Announces that all four active services met or exceeded their recruiting goals and all but the Air Force met or exceeded their retention goals.  From the Defense Department

Efficiency Review by Sir Philip Green: Key Findings and Recommendations

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Procurement,Great Britain

Outcome of a study commissioned by the new British coalition government.  Looks at British government spending with a focus on commodity procurement, property management, and major contracts.  From the Cabinet Office.

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