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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Affordable Care Act Initiative to Lower Costs, Help Doctors and Hospitals Coordinate Care

Categories: Health/Medical

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/08/20110823a.html

Announces a health care initiative, the Bundled Payments Initiative, to align payments for services across an episode of care as a replacement for paying for services separately.  From the Department of Health and Human Services

 

Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the Devonian Marcellus Shale of the Appalachian Basin Province

Categories: Energy,Geology/Mining,Virginia Issues

http://energy.usgs.gov/Miscellaneous/Articles/tabid/98/ID/102/Assessment-of-Undiscovered-Oil-and-Gas-Resources-of-the-Devonian-Marcellus-Shale-of-the-Appalachian-Basin-Province.aspx

The Marcellus Shale contains about 84 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas and 3.4 billion barrels of recoverable natural gas liquids according to this assessment.  The assessment covered areas which included Virginia and seven other states.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

National Earthquake Resilience: Research, Implementation, and Outreach

Categories: Geology/Mining,Homeland Security,Weather/Disasters

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13092

Presents a 20 year road map for increasing U.S. resilience to earthquakes, including a major earthquake that could strike a highly populated area.    From the National Research Council

 

Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment, 2010

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/gp/pdf/gp10full.pdf

Presents 2010 annual averages for employment and unemployment for Census regions, division, states, metro areas, and 41 principal cities.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

National Compensation Survey: Health and Retirement Plan Provisions in Private Industry in the United States, 2010

Categories: Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/detailedprovisions/2010/ebbl0047.pdf

Covers detailed health and retirement provisions including basic health and both defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans in private industry.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Final Environmental Impact Statement: Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Project

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Transportation

http://www.keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov/clientsite/keystonexl.nsf?Open

Includes final environmental impact statement for the controversial $7 billion pipeline project to transport Canadian oil to Texas refineries.  Also includes Supplemental Draft EIS and Federal Register notices.  From the State Department

 

Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2010

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women,Youth

http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsrace2010.pdf

This report describes the labor force characteristics and earnings patterns among the major race and ethnicity groups and provides detailed data through a set of supporting tables.  Provides unemployment rates for groups by race/ethnicity, gender,  and age.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2010: Preliminary Results

Categories: Births/Deaths,Geology/Mining,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cfoi.pdf

A preliminary total of 4,547 fatal work-related injuries were recorded in the U.S. during 2010.  Construction and transportation industries had the most fatalities but fishing, forestry, and mining the highest percentage of fatalities.  Includes characteristics of accidents and victims    From the Census Bureau

 

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