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European Competitiveness Report 2012: Reaping the Benefits of Globalization

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/industrial-competitiveness/competitiveness-analysis/european-competitiveness-report/files/ecr2012_full_en.pdf

Reports on how European industries are recovering from the global recession and the role of foreign direct investment and globalization in that recovery.  From the European Commission

 

Overview of Competitiveness in 27 Member States

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-12-760_en.pdf

Reports on progress by member countries in strengthening the sustainability of industry, improving support to small and medium-sized enterprises, and reforming public administration.  From the European Commission

 

Sequestration: A Review of Estimates of Potential Job Losses

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Labor/Employment,Taxes

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42763.pdf

This report reviews several studies that have estimated the potential effect of federal spending cuts and tax increases, known as the fiscal cliff, on employment.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): Welfare-to-Work Revisited

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42768.pdf

Reviews provisions of the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families welfare program, the work requirements, the work performance standards, and whether the program should develop other measures for improving the circumstances of families with children.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Federal Grants-in-Aid Administration: A Primer

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization,Public Works,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42769.pdf

There are currently 2,179 congressional authorized federal domestic assistance programs by 26 federal agencies.  This report provides an overview of federal grants-in-aid programs, a typical life cycle of a federal grant, and an analysis of the tracking of federal grants currently administered by agencies.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Jordan: Background and U.S. Relations

Categories: Arab,Israel,Middle East Conflict

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RL33546.pdf

Provides a brief discussion of Jordan’s government, economy, role in promoting Arab-Israeli peace, and other U.S. policy objectives for the Middle East.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Presidential Policy Directive/PPD-19: Protecting Whistleblowers With Access to Classified Information

Categories: Govt Secrecy,Govt/Business Scandals,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/ppd/ppd-19.pdf

Extends whistleblower protection by prohibiting official reprisals against an intelligence community employee who makes a protected disclosure concerning unlawful activity or waste, fraud, or abuse.  From the White House, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Unemployment: Issues in the 112th Congress

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41578.pdf

This report considers three policy issues: whether to pass additional measures to increase jobs, what measures might be most effective, and how job creation proposals should be financed.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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