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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2012

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Describes the labor force characteristics and earning patterns among the major race and ethnicity groups—whites, blacks, Asians, and Hispanics.  Includes employment, education attainment, earnings, and occupation data.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Hypertension Among Adults in the United States: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011-2012

Categories: African Americans,Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents survey results on the prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension.  Hypertension was highest among  older adults and non-Hispanic black adults.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Intelligent Transportation Systems: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technologies Expected to Offer Safety Benefits, but a Variety of Deployment Challenges Exist

Categories: Manufacturing,Science/Technology,Transportation

Discusses V2V technology including the current state of development and their anticipated benefits, the challenges that must be overcome before deployment, and the costs associated with theses technologies.  From the Government Accountability Office


The “Pay Ratio Provision” in the Dodd-Frank Act: Legislation to Repeal It in the 113th Congress

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations

Discusses the efforts to implement a provision of the Dodd-Frank Act that requires corporations to disclose the ratio between the total compensation of the CEO and the median compensation of all other employees.  Includes arguments for and against the provision.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Automatic Continuing Resolutions: Background and Overview of Recent Proposals

Categories: Congress,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

Reviews proposals for continuing resolutions to automatically take effect on any occasion when necessary appropriations have not been passed by a stipulated deadline.  Reviews the proposed features of such automatic CRs and the arguments for and against.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Oil and Natural Gas Industry Tax Issues in the FY2014 Budget Proposal

Categories: Energy,Govt Finance,Taxes

Reviews the proposals of the Obama administration in the FY2014 budget proposal to eliminate a set of tax expenditures that benefit the oil and natural gas industries to provide $24 billion in additional revenues.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Intelligence Budget Data

Categories: Govt Finance,Spying/Intelligence

Provides FY2013 spending data on intelligence for the U.S. Provides total for National Intelligence and Military Intelligence budgets and the final total as reduced by the budget sequester.  From the Federation of American Scientists and the Director of National Intelligence.


The Diem Coup: After 50 Years: John Kennedy and South Vietnam, 1963

Categories: History,Vietnam

Provides two newly declassified documents and argues that support for the coup which overthrew the South Vietnamese leader in 1963 leads directly to President Kennedy, not a cabal of top officials in his administration.  From the National Security Archive


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