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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Manufacturing in Hampton Roads

Categories: Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Virginia Issues

http://www.hrpdcva.gov/Documents/Economics/QuarterlyNewsletters/2012/August/HREQ_Vol_4_Iss_3.pdf

Discusses the reasons for the decline of employment in the manufacturing sector, the role of manufacturing plays in the Hampton Roads region, and the outlook for manufacturing in the local region for the future.  From the Hampton Roads Plan District Commission

 

Kazakhstan: Recent Developments and U.S. Interests

Categories: Asia,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Assistance,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/97-1058.pdf

Examines terrorism and human rights issues in Kazakhstan and U.S. foreign policy aims.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Cuba: U.S. Restrictions on Travel and Remittances

Categories: Cuba,Latin America,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL31139.pdf

Reviews the alternations of tighter and then looser restrictions on travel and money transfers in recent U.S. administrations.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Honduran-U.S. Relations

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Latin America

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL34027.pdf

This report examines current conditions in Honduras, especially the poor human rights situation and the widespread crime.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

El Salvador: Political and Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations

Categories: Foreign Assistance,Latin America

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RS21655.pdf

Reviews political and economic developments in El Salvador since the 2009 electoral triumph of Mauricio Funes of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front Party as president.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Gun Control Legislation

Categories: Guns,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32842.pdf

Reviews recent legislation relating to guns in Congress, recent mass shootings, and calls for regulation of semiautomatic assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Remarks of the Honorable Robert McDonnell, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to the Joint Meeting of the Senate Finance, House Appropriations, and House Finance Committees, August 15, 2012

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Virginia Issues

http://www.governor.virginia.gov/utility/docs/Document081512.pdf

Annual announcement of budget situation at end of fiscal year.  Virginia finished with a surplus of $448.5 million, which will be used to shore up reserves and finance a 3% performance bonus for state employees in view of a 5th year without pay raises.  From the Governor’s Office

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976: Volume XXVI: Arab-Israeli Dispute, 1974-1976

Categories: Arab,Foreign Affairs,History,Israel,Middle East Conflict

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76v26

Documents the step-by-step approach of U.S. diplomacy to bring about disengagement agreements between Israeli, Egyptian, and Syrian military forces as a step toward more comprehensive settlement of the Arab-Israeli disputes.  From the State Department

 

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