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Earl Gregg Swem Library

UNESCO Science Report 2010

Categories: Brazil,China,Education-Higher,India,Science/Technology,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.unesco.org/science/psd/publications/science_report2010.shtml

Analyzes the trends and developments that have shaped scientific research, innovation, and higher education over the past five years.  Focuses in particular on how China, India, and Brazil are using their new-found economic power to rapidly acquire technological expertise.  Provides a world tour of the status of science today in various countries and regions of the world.  From the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

Co-Chairs’ Proposal: National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines

http://www.fiscalcommission.gov/sites/fiscalcommission.gov/files/documents/CoChair_Draft.pdf

Presents draft of proposal to reduce federal budget deficit by identifying $200 billion in domestic and defense budget savings, reducing tax rates, and eliminating many tax exemptions.  From the Commission Co-Chairs

Consumer’s Guide to Credit Reports and Credit Scores

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection

http://www.federalreserve.gov/creditreports/

New publication which explains about credit histories, credit reports, and credit bureaus.  Also what to do about credit report errors.  From the Federal Reserve

Proposed Cigarette Product Warning Labels

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Smoking/Tobacco

http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/CigaretteProductWarningLabels/default.htm

Press release with links to proposed regulation, wording of nine proposed health warning labels, and links to proposed images for display on cigarette packages.  From the Food and Drug Administration

Report of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Govt Finance,United Nations

http://www.un.org/wcm/webdav/site/climatechange/shared/Documents/AGF_reports/AGF_Final_Report.pdf

Discusses how and from what sources funding could be obtained to assist developing countries such as those in Africa and small island countries,  in covering the costs of cutting greenhouse gas  emissions  and supporting sustainable development.  From the United Nations Advisory Group

NATO Partnerships

Categories: East Europe,NATO

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d101015.pdf

Discusses trends affecting two programs designed to draw applicant countries from Eastern Europe into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization: NATO’s Partnership for Peace and the U.S. Defense Department’s Warsaw Initiative Fund.  From the Government Accountability Office

An Analysis of Migrant Smuggling Costs Along the Southwest U.S. Border

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/ois-smuggling-wp.pdf

Attempts to estimate the impact that enforcement of border controls has on the price smugglers charge to bring illegal immigrants across the U.S.-Mexico border.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

Dental Expenditures in the Ten Largest States, 2007

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st299/stat299.pdf

Reports that dental expenditures represented 7.3% of all medical expenditures for Americans in 2007.  Covers the use, expenditures, and sources of payments for dental expenditures in the ten most populous states.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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