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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Delay in Implementation of Potential Employer Penalties Under ACA

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43150.pdf

Reviews the Obama administration decision to delay the so-called employer mandate for one year and how that decision might affect other parts of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

An Overview of Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas: Resources and Federal Action

Categories: Energy,Environment,Geology/Mining,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43148.pdf

Focuses on the growth in U.S. oil  and natural gas production through techniques such as hydraulic fracturing and selected related federal environmental regulatory and research initiatives. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Hydraulic Fracturing: Selected Legal Issues

Categories: Energy,Environment,Geology/Mining,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43152.pdf

Discusses controversies related to hydraulic fracturing and existing laws which could be used to limit damage to public health and the environment.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Trafficking in Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Latin America,Sex Issues

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33200.pdf

Describes the nature and purposes of human trafficking in Latin America, regional and country anti-trafficking efforts, and U.S. policy issues.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Uncertainty in Population Projections

Categories: Births/Deaths,Great Britain,Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-438.pdf

Examines the sources of uncertainty, especially in longer-term projections, and discusses projection methods which aim to take these uncertainties into account.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade: 2013 Annual Report

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

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4412.pdf

Discusses developments in U.S. exports and imports of professional services.  Reports that the U.S. is the world’s largest services market.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

The Year in Trade 2012: Operation of the Trade Agreements Program

Categories: European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4416.pdf

Information on U.S. trade policy and its administration during the year.  Includes an overview of U.S. trade in goods and services, investigations of unfair trade practices, trade preference programs, and developments related to the World Trade Organization and U.S. free trade agreements.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Computing and Networking Capacity Increases at Academic Research Institutions

Categories: Science/Technology,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf13329/nsf13329.pdf

Reports that 59% of academic institutions enjoyed bandwidth of at least 1 gigabit per second in FY 2011, compared with just 21% in FY2005.  Includes sections on networking and high performance computing.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

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