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Earl Gregg Swem Library

High-Tech Industries in Massachusetts: Employment and Wage Trends During the 2001-2009 Period

Categories: Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics

Examines the importance of high-tech occupations, and their contributions to the overall economy of Massachusetts  during a period marked by two economic downturns.  Also looks at general employment and wage trends  within specific industries that comprise the high tech sector.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Identity Theft Reported by Households, 2005-2010

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Statistics

Reports that 7% or 8.6 million households had at least one member 12 or older who experienced some form of identity theft in 2010.  Increases in identity theft incidence since 2005 are largely attributable to theft of existing  credit card accounts.  Also provides demographic characteristics of household heads experiencing identity theft.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Distance Education Courses for Public Elementary and Secondary School Students: 2009-2010: First Look

Categories: Education,Science/Technology,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

Provides national estimates about student enrollment in distance education courses in public school districts.  Covers extent of enrollments, monitoring and accountability, types of courses, technologies used, and developers of courses.  Estimates total  enrollment of 1.8 million students in distance courses.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Natural Resources,Statistics,Virginia Issues$file/RD334.pdf

Describes the results of recent surveys of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay , the total 2010 Virginia harvest, current main research priorities, and the effectiveness of the Virginia blue crab fishery management plan.  From the Marine Resources Commission


Virginia’s Transportation Funding Crisis

Categories: Taxes,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Proposes five alternatives for providing necessary funding to maintain and improve Virginia’s road system.  From the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service


Applications of AT&T Inc, and Deutsche Telekom AG for Consent to Assign or Transfer Control of Licenses and Authorizations

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Business/Economics,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

Finding of the Federal Communications Commission that the proposed $39 billion merger of AT&T and T-Mobile would substantially lessen competition in the wireless industry and harm consumer price and service benefits.  From the FCC


Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Treatment-Resistant Depression in Adults

Categories: Health/Medical,Mental Health

Provides a summary of available data on the comparative effectiveness of four nondrug treatments as therapies for patients with treatment-resistant depression: electroconvulsive therapy, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation, and interpersonal psychotherapy.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Proposed Reorganization of Virginia State Government: Report of the Governor

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization,Headlines,Virginia Issues

Proposal from the Governor to the General Assembly to eliminate two state agencies, nineteen boards and commissions, and merge several other agencies and boards for an estimated savings of $2 million per year.  From the Office of the Governor


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