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Earl Gregg Swem Library

State Budget 2014 Session

Categories: Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/MoneyWeb.NSF/sb2014

Website where information on progress on the 2014 budget by the General Assembly will be posted.   From the Virginia Legislative Information System

 

Epigenetics and Health

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-451.pdf

 

Examines how recent advances in the field of regulating genetic activity can be used to develop new treatments and inform public health policy.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Special Educational Needs

Categories: Children,Education,Great Britain

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-450.pdf

Summarizes the nature and diversity of special education needs in England and discusses the support and outcomes for affected children and their families.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

The Economic Effects of Significant U.S. Import Restraints: Eighth Update 2013

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

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4440.pdf

Analyzes the economic effects of removing major U.S. import restraints such as high tariff rates and restrictive tariff quotas.  Estimates that such removal would increase annual U.S. welfare by $1.1 billion by 2017.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

2013 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2013-Report-to-Congress-China-WTO-Compliance.pdf

Latest report on U.S. view of China’s compliance with World Trade Organization standards in 9 areas with major concern focused on the government’s role in directing China’s economy and the persistence of market barriers to foreign goods.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

United States Climate Action Report 2014

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Science/Technology,United Nations

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/219038.pdf

Latest plan submitted by the U.S. to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change detailing the action that the U.S. proposes to take domestically and internationally to respond to the threat of climate change.   From the State Department

 

NEX-DCP30 Climate Viewer

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Weather/Disasters

http://www.usgs.gov/climate_landuse/clu_rd/nex-dcp30.asp

Allows the user to visualize projected climate change for any county in the U.S.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Trends in Health Care Expenditures for the Elderly, Age 65 and Over: 2001, 2006, and 2011

Categories: Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st429/stat429.pdf

Compares summary statistics on health care expenditures and expenditure distributions by type of service and sources of payment for the elderly over three different recent years.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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