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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Women-Owned Firms Numbered 7.8 Million in 2007, Generated Receipts of $1.2 Trillion

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics,Women

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/business_ownership/cb10-184.html

Press release about annual report on women-owned businesses.  Includes links  to data tables.  From the Census Bureau

Universalism and Ethical Values for the Environment

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Climate Change,Environment,Religion/Ethics,Treaties,United Nations

http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0018/001886/188607e.pdf

Examines the extent to which climate change issues can be discussed from the perspective of ethics and universal values, especially as articulated in international treaties such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  From the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization

Natural Hazards, Unnatural Disasters: The Economics of Effective Prevention

Categories: Govt Finance,United Nations,Weather/Disasters

http://www.gfdrr.org/gfdrr/sites/gfdrr.org/files/nhud/files/NHUD-Report_Full.pdf

Argues that preventive measures not only save lives but also  prove to be cost-effective when natural disasters threaten.  From the United Nations and the World Bank

Combat Drug Zone 2010: The United States Southwest Border

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security

http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA518085&Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf

Analyzes the factors contributing to the rise in drug trafficking and examines policy alternatives for the U.S. government.  From the U.S. Army War College

Worldwide Burden of Disease from Exposure to Second-Hand Smoke: A Retrospective Analysis of Data from 192 Countries

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

http://www.who.int/quantifying_ehimpacts/publications/smoking.pdf

Presents estimates of worldwide burden of disease attributable to second-hand smoke.  Reports that 40% of children, 33% of male non-smokers and 35% of female non-smokers were exposed to second-hand smoke in 2004 with 603,000 deaths.  From the World Health Organization

IRS Announces 2011 Standard Mileage Rates

Categories: Taxes,Transportation

http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=232017,00.html

Press release which announces that 51 cents per mile will be the standard mileage rate for business miles, 19 cents for medical or moving purposes, and 14 cents for miles driven for charitable organizations.  From the Internal Revenue Service

Europe in Figures: Eurostat Yearbook 2010

Categories: European Union,Statistics

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-CD-10-220/EN/KS-CD-10-220-EN.PDF

The main annual compilation of statistics for the European Union. Slow loading, large file.  From Eurostat