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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for Part-Time Employees in the Private Sector, 2005 versus 2010

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st346/stat346.pdf

This Statistical Brief examines trends and variation in availability of employer-sponsored health insurance for part-time employees in the private sector by firm size using data from 2005 and 2010 surveys.  Finds that small firms were less likely in 2010 to offer health insurance coverage to part-time employees while large firms were slightly more likely to offer such benefits.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Keystone XL Pipeline Project Review Process: Decision to Seek Additional Information

Categories: Energy,Environment,Public Works,Transportation

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2011/11/176964.htm

State Department announcement that plans for a pipeline to transfer petroleum from Canada to Texas refineries will be delayed while environmental studies are completed to determine an alternate route that protects the Sand Hills of Nebraska.   From the State Department

 

 

The NOAA Annual Greenhouse Gas Index (AGGI): Updated Fall 2011

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/aggi/

Reports the Greenhouse Gas Index reached 1.29 in 2010, up from 1.27 in 2009.  The combined heating effect greenhouse gases added to the atmosphere  by human activities has increased by 29% since 1990.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Exploring the Digital Nation: Computer and Internet Use at Home

Categories: Science/Technology,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.esa.doc.gov/sites/default/files/reports/documents/exploringthedigitalnation-computerandinternetuseathome.pdf

Reports that use of broadband Internet service is up over previous years but that demographic and geographic disparities in access persist.  Covers computer and home Internet use by household demographic and geographic characteristics.  From the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

 

Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away from Work, 2010

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/osh2_11092011.pdf

The rate of nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases requiring days away from work was 118 cases per 10,000 full-time workers in 2010, statistically unchanged from 2009.  Covers worker and industry characteristics   From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Ports: Policy Since 1997

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Great Britain,Transportation

http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/briefing-papers/SN03037.pdf

Covers policy approaches toward ports of the previous Labour government and the current Conservative-Liberal coalition government.  Also covers whether need exists for construction of new ports.  From the House of Commons Library

 

Hampton Roads Regional Water Supply Plan

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues

http://www.hrpdcva.gov/PEP/HR_Reg_Water_Supply_Plan.asp

Includes description of existing water sources and water use, assessment of projected water demand, statement of need, alternatives analysis to address projected deficits in water supplies, and descriptions of water management and drought response actions.  Organized by Peninsula, Southside, and Western Tidewater subregions.  From the Hampton Roads Plan District Commission

 

Nixon Grand Jury Records

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,History,Presidency

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/GPO-NARA-WSPF-NIXON-GRAND-JURY-RECORDS/content-detail.html

Testimony of former President Richard Nixon, May-June 1975,  in response to questions from the Watergate Special Prosecution Force investigating activities related to the scandal that came to be known as Watergate.  From the National Archives and Government Printing Office

 

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