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HUD Reports Continued Decline in U.S. Homelessness Since 2010

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

Press release on annual homeless report.  Provides overview of trends and key findings.  From the Department of Housing and Urban Development


2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress: Point-in-Time Estimates by State

Categories: Headlines,Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

Spreadsheet with estimates of homelessness including sheltered versus unsheltered and statistics on families versus individuals.  From  the Department of Housing and Urban Development



2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress: Part 1: Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness

Categories: Headlines,Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

Sets figure of homeless at 610,000 on January 2013 snapshot with 65% in emergency shelters  or transitional housing and 35% unsheltered.  The figure represented a 4% decline from the previous year’s snapshot.  Also provides figures for household types and subpopulations.  From  the Department of Housing and Urban Development


Crowd Management Safety Guidelines for Retailers

Categories: Business/Economics,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment

A sign of the holiday season, this fact sheet shows retailers how to protect their employees from the dangers of special sales and promotional events.  From the Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Navigating the Market: A Comparison of Spending on Financial Education and Financial Marketing

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets

Reports on results of a commissioned study that determined that the financial industry spends $17 billion annually on marketing financial products while $670 million or 25 times less is spent on financial education.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


Cancellation of Nongroup Health Insurance Policies

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations

Provides background information on health insurance cancellations, non-renewals and rescissions and applicable federal rules relating to such actions.  Special attention is given to the nongroup portion of the market.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


State Board of Education Approves A-F School Grading System

Categories: Education,Headlines,Tests/Assessments,Virginia Issues

Announces plan to begin assigning A-F grades to Virginia public schools at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year based on the demonstrated proficiency of their students.  From the Virginia Department of Education


Long-Term Implications of the 2014 Future Years Defense Program

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Statistics

Takes Defense Department budget planning for fiscal years 2014-2018 and expands the budgetary implications to 2028.  From the Congressional Budget Office


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