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FDA Approves First Retinal Implant for Adults with Rare Genetic Eye Disease

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm339824.htm

Press release on agency approval of implanted device to treat adult patients with advanced retinitis pigmentosa.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

U.S. Manufacturing in International Perspective

Categories: Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42135.pdf

This report is designed to inform the debate over the health of U.S. manufacturing through a series of charts and tables that depict the position of the U.S. relative to other countries according to various metrics.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Issues for the 113th Congress

Categories: Argentina,Brazil,Colombia,Cuba,Foreign Assistance,Haiti,Latin America,Mexico,Venezuela

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42956.pdf

Provides an overview of U.S. policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean including the Obama Administration’s priorities, examines changes in the region’s economic and political environment, and analyzes various recommendations for U.S. policy from think tanks.  Also covers selected regional and country issues.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Abortion and Family Planning-Related Provisions in U.S. Foreign Assistance Law and Policy

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Foreign Assistance,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R41360.pdf

This report describes legislation and policies that restrict or place requirements on U.S. funding of abortion or family planning activities abroad.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Child Well-Being and Noncustodial Fathers

Categories: African Americans,Children,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41431.pdf

Describes the high percentage of children living in fatherless households, the tendency for such households to be below the poverty level, and policy options that could make fathers play a more important role in the family.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation and Security Issues

Categories: Arms Control,Nuclear Arms,Pakistan

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/RL34248.pdf

Discusses the size of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal and the problems related to security and proliferation.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons: Technical Issues

Categories: Arms Control,Korea,Nuclear Arms

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/RL34256.pdf

This report summarizes what is known from open sources about the North Korean nuclear weapons program, including weapons-usable fissile material and warhead estimates, and assesses current developments in achieving denuclearization.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

2012 Small Business Profiles for States and Territories

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

http://www.sba.gov/advocacy/848/468011

Data on small businesses in each of the 50 states and the territories.  Covers number of firms, demographics of owners, small business income, business turnover, employment gains and losses and more.  From the Small Business Administration

 

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