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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Estimated Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Employment and Economic Output from April 2012 Through June 2012

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/08-23-2012-RecoveryAct.pdf

Estimates that ARRA raised real GDP by between 0.1 and 0.8%, lowered the unemployment rate by between 0.1 and 0.6%, and increased the number of people employed by between 0.2 million and 1.2 million during the April-June 2012 period.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Addressing Market Barriers to Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/AddressingMarketBarriersToEnergyEfficiencyInBuildings_WorkingPaper_2012-10.pdf

This paper identifies three reasons why people undervalue energy savings and then examines four types of policy options for addressing those underlying market imperfections.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Traffix Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2011

Categories: Labor/Employment,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://hrtpo.org/MTG_AGNDS/HRTPO/2012/071912/E13G%20-%20TRAFFIX%20report.pdf

Annual report from the organization that promotes carpooling, vanpooling, public transportation,  and teleworking.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization

 

Oral Health in Virginia: Trends, Disparities, and Policy Implications

Categories: Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Virginia%20News%20Letter%202012%20Vol.%2088%20No%204.pdf

Examines oral health in the state including progress made in dental access and care over the years and disparities that remain.  Also compares state policies to national best practice benchmarks and the ramifications of the Affordable Care Act.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Income Per Capita Varies by 1 to 4 Across EU Countries

Categories: European Union,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Switzerland

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-SF-12-035/EN/KS-SF-12-035-EN.PDF

Provides statistics on household income, consumption, saving, and investment for European Union countries, Norway, Switzerland, and the U.S. in 2010.  From Eurostat

 

WTO Membership Rises to 157 With the Entry of Russia and Vanuatu

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Russia,Treaties

http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/pres12_e/pr671_e.htm

Press release on the entrance to World Trade Organization membership of Russia and Vanuatu.  From the World Trade Organization

 

Health and Defense Applications Account for 40% of Business R&D in the United States

Categories: Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf12329/nsf12329.pdf

Provides statistics on research and development spending by corporations in the U.S. by application area and source of funds.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

EME Homer City Generation v. Environmental Protection Agency

Categories: Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/19346B280C78405C85257A61004DC0E5/$file/11-1302-1390314.pdf

2-1 decision by three judge panel that overturned EPA regulations (the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule) that restricted power plant pollution that contributed to unhealthy air in downwind states.  Two Republican appointed judges found the rule too far reaching while one Democratic-appointed judge dissented.  From the U.S. Court of Appeals  for the District of Columbia.

 

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