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OASDI and SSI Program Rates and Limits 2014

Categories: Prices/Inflation,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Shows program limits for tax rates, maximum taxable earnings, full retirement age, cost of living adjustment and more.   From the Social Security Administration


Extractive Industries and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan: The Role of Social Accountability

Categories: Afghanistan,Democracy/Peace,Geology/Mining

Argues that integrating social accountability measures into governance of the mining industry could alleviate violent conflict by ensuring a more equitable distribution of the benefits.   From the United States Institute of Peace


2014 Presidential and Provincial Council Elections in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Democracy/Peace,Elections/Campaigns

Looks toward the 2014 election in Afghanistan as an indicator of whether U.S. and other forces were effective in bringing democratic processes to the country.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Malaria Cases in U.S. Reach 40-Year High

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Uncategorized

1925 cases of malaria were reported in the U.S. in 2011, a 14% increase over 2010.  Also describes what causes the disease and how to prevent it.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Biotechnologies at Work for Smallholders: Case Studies from Developing Countries in Crops, Livestock, and Fish

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Science/Technology,United Nations

Argues that agricultural biotechnology is the best way to assist marginal rural inhabitants to increase their productivity, meet growing demands for food, and improve their economic positions.  From the Food and Agriculture Organization


Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy

Categories: Births/Deaths,Marriage/Family,Statistics,United Nations,Women

Latest annual report on the state of world population, featuring the challenge of adolescent pregnancy in developing countries where young girls are forced into marriage.  From the United Nations Population Fund


Syria Completes Destruction Activities to Render Inoperable Chemical Weapons Production Facilities and Mixing/Filling Plants

Categories: Syria,United Nations,WMD

Press release on the completion of the work of inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons


Using Data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries to Estimate the “Value of a Statistical Life.”

Categories: Births/Deaths,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Examines the tradeoff rate or extra amount of wages workers require for bearing greater risks on dangerous jobs.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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