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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


Outdoor Recreation in Virginia Today: Trends and Policies

Categories: Recreation/Travel,Virginia Issues

Provides a literature review, statistics, and an assessment of outdoors recreation resources, participation trends, and funding to provide evidence for future policy discussions.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


How Virginia is Using Transit and Transportation Demand Management Programs to Address Highway Congestion and Single Occupant Vehicle (SOV) Travel

Categories: Transportation,Virginia Issues$file/RD316.pdf

Summarizes recent efforts by the state to leverage the state’s investment in passenger rail, transit, and transportation demand management programs to reduce highway congestion.  Describes major trends shaping Virginia’s transportation future.  From the Secretary of Transportation


Virginia’s Homeless Programs: 2012-13 Program Year

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services$file/RD329.pdf

Reports that homelessness has declined 16% from 2010 to 2013.  Also reports that at least 7,625 individuals were homeless during a 24 hour snapshot in January 2013.  Describes effort to count homeless and Virginia’s homeless programs.  From the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development


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