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Virginia and Norfolk Southern Sign Landmark Agreement for Passenger Rail Service

Categories: Headlines,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.governor.virginia.gov/news/viewRelease.cfm?id=531

Describes agreement to restore daily intercity passenger rail service between Norfolk and Richmond and the Northeast Corridor.  From the Office of the Governor

Annual Survey of Manufactures 2009

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/manufacturing/asm/

Includes latest data for industry groups, value of product shipments, and geographic area statistics.  From the Census Bureau

Census Bureau Releases First Set of 5-Year American Community Survey Estimates

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/cb10-cn90.html

Makes available social, economic, housing, and demographic statistics for every community in the nation.  Complements the Census 2010 counts  by making available more detailed socio-economic data than comes with the 2010 Census.  From the Census Bureau

Toxic Release Inventory 2009

Categories: Environment,Statistics,Waste Management

http://www.epa.gov/tri/tridata/tri09/nationalanalysis/index.htm

Announces the annual release of the 2009 inventory and analysis of toxic chemicals in communities across America but amid a bewildering array of links and loops makes the search for the actual data all but impossible.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

Commercial Data Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy: A Dynamic Policy Framework

Categories: Business/Economics,Privacy,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.ntia.doc.gov//reports/2010/IPTF_Privacy_GreenPaper_12162010.pdf

Recommends consideration of a new framework for protecting online privacy without stifling the creative and economic potential of the Internet.  From the Internet Policy Task Force of the U.S. Department of Commerce

Foreign Assistance.gov

Categories: Foreign Assistance,Statistics

http://www.foreignassistance.gov/

Offers information on U.S. foreign assistance funds by sector, initiative, and by overseas post  to allow researchers to examine and track aid investments  in an easy-to-understand format.  From the State Department and the Agency for International Development.

Leading Through Civilian Power: The First Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Foreign Assistance

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/153142.pdf

Modeled after the Defense Department Quadrennial Review, this first such report from the State Department offers a reform agenda for diplomacy and international development.

Average Annual Health Care Use and Expenditures for Kidney Disease Among Adults ….

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st306/stat306.pdf

Covers the use of and expenditures for ambulatory and hospital care  and prescribed medications to treat kidney disease.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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