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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

Wording of the final regulation for average corporate fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks for the 2017-2025 period.  From the Enviromental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department


Obama Administration Finalizes Historic 54.5 mpg Fuel Efficiency Standards

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

Press release which announces the fuel efficiency standards that auto makers will have to attain for a fleet average for cars and light trucks by model year 2025.  The standards are expected to reduce U.S. oil consumption by 12 billion barrels.  From the U.S. Department of Transportation


How Parents Use Time and Money

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Examines weekday resource allocation decisions of married couples.  Investigates whether two worker households rely more on market goods and services  over items made at home.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


State and Local Governments Employ 16.4 Million Full-Time Equivalent Employees in 2011

Categories: Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Press release with details about type of employment performed by public sector workers at the state and local level.  Half work in education with large numbers also in hospitals, law enforcement, and corrections.  From the Census Bureau


Births: Final Data for 2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

Reports that births declined by 3% in 2010, compared to 2009.  This report presents data on U.S. births according to a wide variety of maternal and infant characteristics.  Also includes trends in fertility patterns.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Fetal and Perinatal Mortality, United States, 2006

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

Presents 2006 fetal and perinatal deaths by maternal age, marital status, race, Hispanic origin, and state of residence, as well as by fetal birthweight, gestational age, plurality and sex.  Also covers trends in such deaths.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Higher Education: Gaps in Access and Persistence Study

Categories: African Americans,Education-Higher,Hispanics,Native Americans,Statistics

Presents 46 indicators of developments and trends in the education of students across specific racial/ethinic groups.  The groups of interest are Blacks, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, and American Indians/Alaska Natives.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


2011 Report of Statistics Required by the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Reports that 1.3 million bankruptcy petitions were filed by individuals with predominantly nonbusiness debt, a drop of 11% from the filings in 2010.  Also provides information about the characteristics of the filings by chapter and income, expenses, assets, and liabilities reported by debtors.  From the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts