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Local Information Programming and the Structure of Television Markets

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Antitrust/Monopoly,Property Rights,Telecommunications/Internet

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2011/db0721/DOC-308508A1.pdf

Examines how the ownership structure in a television market impacts the quantity of local news and public affairs programming provided by television stations.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

 

Forecasting the Price of Oil

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/ifdp/2011/1022/ifdp1022.pdf

Focuses on some of the key questions that arise in forecasting the price of crude oil.  A discussion paper from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

 

Women’s Employment During the Recovery

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

http://www.dol.gov/_sec/media/reports/FemaleLaborForce/FemaleLaborForce.pdf

Provides statistics on the number of women in the workforce, the number unemployed during the recession, characteristics of the employed and unemployed, weekly earnings, and recent trends.  From the Department of Labor

 

The Hispanic Labor Force in the Recovery

Categories: Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.dol.gov/_sec/media/reports/HispanicLaborForce/HispanicLaborForce.pdf

Provides statistics on the number of Hispanics in the workforce, the number unemployed during the recession, characteristics of the employed and unemployed, weekly earnings, and recent trends.  From the Department of Labor

 

The Black Labor Force in the Recovery

Categories: African Americans,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.dol.gov/_sec/media/reports/BlackLaborForce/BlackLaborForce.pdf

Provides statistics on the number of African Americans in the workforce, the number unemployed during the recession, characteristics of the employed and unemployed, weekly earnings, and recent trends.  From the Department of Labor

 

The Asian-American Labor Force in the Recovery

Categories: Asian Americans,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.dol.gov/_sec/media/reports/AsianLaborForce/AsianLaborForce.pdf

Provides statistics on the number of Asian-Americans in the workforce, the number unemployed during the recession, characteristics of the employed and unemployed, weekly earnings, and recent trends.  From the Department of Labor

 

State Estimates of Substance Use and Mental Disorders from the 2008-2009 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Mental Health,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA11-4641/SMA11-4641.pdf

Presents state estimates for 25 measures of substance use and mental health based on 2008 and 2009 national surveys.  Covers serious mental illness, major depressive episodes, suicidal thoughts, and binge alcohol use.  Ranks states according to proportion of mental health and substance abuse problems.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

 

Hampton Roads Regional Competitiveness

Categories: Business/Economics,Education-Higher,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.hrpdcva.gov/Documents/Economics/2011/Hampton%20Roads%20Regional%20Competitveness.pdf

Explores the factors and conditions that contribute to economic growth  to determine which successful growth strategies might be applicable to the Hampton Roads region.  Offers detailed statistics on employment by industry sector in Hampton Roads and growth trends by sector.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

 

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