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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Former Virginia Governor and Former First Lady Indicted on Public Corruption and Related Charges

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Virginia Issues

http://www.justice.gov/usao/vae/news/2014/01/20140121mcdonnellnr.html

Press release about the indictments from the prosecuting office.  Contains links to further information.  From the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia

 

Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults, United States, 2005-2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6302a2.htm

Provides the most recent national estimates of smoking among U.S. adults 18 and older and measures progress in smoking cessation against Healthy People 2020 goals.  Finds that 18% of U.S. adults are current smokers.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Estimating the Holdout Problem in Land Assembly

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Property Rights,Supreme Court/courts,Urban Issues

http://www.frbatlanta.org/documents/pubs/wp/wp1319.pdf

Takes the Supreme Court’s decision in Kelo v. New London, a case involving the use of eminent domain to create a parcel for private development, to examine whether private holdouts justify the use of public powers by examining before and after land values.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

 

Energy-Water Nexus: The Energy Sector’s Water Use

Categories: Energy,Natural Resources

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43199.pdf

Looks at how much and why the energy sector needs water, especially  for such uses as fuel production in drilling and fracturing operations, and electricity generation.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Energy-Water Nexus: The Water Sector’s Energy Use

Categories: Energy,Natural Resources

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43200.pdf

This report provides background on energy for facilities that treat and deliver water to end users and also dispose of wastewater.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Shadow Banking: Background and Policy Issues

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43345.pdf

Provides a framework for understanding shadow banking [banking firms that are outside the regulatory frame of depository institutions], discusses problems of financial overlapping, and describes the experiences of several specific sectors of shadow banking during the financial crisis.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

National Population Estimates: 2013

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/popest/data/national/totals/2013/index.html

Provides statistics on population, population change, and components of change for the U.S., April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013.  From the Census Bureau

 

State Population Estimates: 2013

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/popest/data/state/totals/2013/index.html

Provides statistics on population, population change, and components of change for each state, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013.  From the Census Bureau

 

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