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Human Development Report 2013: The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Statistics,United Nations

http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDR_2013_EN_complete.pdf

Notes progress made in developing nations in the areas of education, health, and income.  Also describes specific drivers of development transformation in these countries.  From the UN Development Programme

 

STEM Education for 14-19 year olds

Categories: Education,Great Britain,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Youth

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-430.pdf

Reviews the current state of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education for youth in the United Kingdom, highlighting key challenges and ongoing policy reforms.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

2013 Trade Policy Agenda and 2012 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics,Treaties

http://www.ustr.gov/sites/default/files/AnnualReport%20Final2013.pdf

Covers administration goals for foreign trade negotiations, trade enforcement activities, and a listing of all trade agreements entered into by the U.S.since1984.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Expenditures of the Aged Chartbook, 2010

Categories: Elderly,Prices/Inflation,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/expenditures_aged/2010/exp-aged-2010.pdf

Examines the spending patterns of the population aged 55 and over.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Region Redefined to Include Gates County, NC

Categories: Virginia Issues

http://www.hrpdcva.gov/news/index/view/id/1512/

Describes changes by the Office of Management and Budget to the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News metropolitan area.  Surry County is out and Gates County is in.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

 

Navy Virginia (SSN-774) Class Attack Submarine Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Virginia Issues

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/RL32418.pdf

Provides background on the U.S. Navy’s plans for building submarines, the planned outlays and construction timetable, and the issues for Congress to debate.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Death in the United States, 2011

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db115.pdf

The age-adjusted death rate in the U.S. for 2011 was 740.6 per 100,000 population, a record low.  The life expectancy rate was 78.7 years.  Also provides death rates by states.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Arab League Boycott of Israel

Categories: Arab,Foreign Trade/Investment,Israel,Middle East Conflict

http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/206161.pdf

Provides background information on the boycott of Israeli companies and goods maintained by the 22 countries of the Arab League since 1948 and on U.S. efforts to end its enforcement.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the U.S. Department of State Foreign Press Center

 

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