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Durable-Goods Manufacturing Led Growth in 2012: Advance GDP by Industry Statistics for 2012

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics

Reports on U.S. economic growth for 2012 when 19 of 22 industry groups contributed to a 2.2% increase in real GDP.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


Consumption of Added Sugars Among U.S. Adults, 2005-2010

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

Tracks consumption of sugar by race, ethnicity, sex, and age group.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


2013 Consumer Action Handbook

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection

Provides access to the most recent handbook with tips for consumers on avoiding swindles, registering complaints, and finding consumer assistance.  From the General Services Administration..



Social and Economic Characteristics of Currently Unmarried Women With a Recent Birth: 2011

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

Reports that the birth rate for unmarried women was 80% higher in 2007 than in 1980.  Provides statistics on the number and prevalence of births to unmarried women and such characteristics as household income and education attainment.  Provides national and state level data.  From the Census Bureau.


FDA Approves Plan B One-Step Emergency Contraceptive Without a Prescription for Women 15 Years of Age and Older

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Headlines,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts,Women

Press release which announces agency approval of the application to market Plan B without prescription for women 15+.  The FDA action follows an April 2013 ruling by a New York Federal District judge that the product should be available without age or point of sale restrictions.  From the Food and Drug Administration


2013 National Drug Control Strategy

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Health/Medical

Reviews the progress made over the past four years and proposes a continuation of health and safety initiatives such as substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery.  From the Office of National Drug Control Policy


Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Reform: An Overview of Proposals to Reduce the Growth in SSDI Rolls

Categories: Disability,Retirement/Social Security,Welfare/Social Services

Examines why disability rolls have grown by 196% since 1980 and provides an overview of proposals designed to reduce the rate of increase.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The Administrative Process by Which Groups May be Acknowledged as Indian Tribes by the Department of the Interior

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Native Americans

Explains the federal regulations by which Indian tribes can be recognized and the benefits that derive from such recognition.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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