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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Executive Order—Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine

Categories: Asia,Laws/Regulations,Russia,Ukraine

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/17/executive-order-blocking-property-additional-persons-contributing-situat

 

Expands original executive order to wider group of Russian officials following incursion into Crimea.  From the White House

 

 

Statement by the President on Ukraine, March 17, 2014

Categories: Asia,European Union,Russia,Ukraine

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/17/statement-president-ukraine

 

Announces new sanctions against Russia as a result of the intrusion into Crimea.  From the White House

 

Technical Consultation on Low Levels of Genetically-Modified (GM) Crops in International Food and Feed Trade

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Foreign Trade/Investment,Science/Technology,United Nations

http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/agns/topics/LLP/AGD803_4_Final_En.pdf

Presents results of a survey on low levels of genetically-modified crops turning up in international trade which result in trade disruptions when importing countries block shipments and destroy or return the crops shipped.  From the Food and Agriculture Organization

 

Global Land Cover-Share of Year 2014

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Climate Change,Environment,Maps/Geography,United Nations

http://www.glcn.org/databases/lc_glcshare_en.jsp

 

Brings together land cover data for the entire world into one centralized database.  From the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

 

Why Does BLS Provide Both the CPI-W and CPI-U?

Categories: Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-3/why-does-bls-provide-both-the-cpi-w-and-cpi-u.htm

Examines the history and evolution of the Consumer Price Index, explains the reasoning behind the creation of two main indexes, and describes the debate surrounding this development.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Routine Prenatal Care Visits by Provider Specialty in the United States, 2009-2010

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db145.pdf

This report quantifies the amount of routine prenatal care provided by non-ob/gyn providers among women aged 15-54 who were seen in physicians’ offices, community health centers, and hospital outpatient departments.  Study also considers racial, geographic, and method of payment characteristics. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Music Licensing Study: Notice and Request for Public Comment

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/03/17/2014-05711/music-licensing-study-notice-and-request-for-public-comment

Announces the initiation of a study to evaluate the effectiveness of existing methods of licensing music and calls for public comment.  From the U.S. Copyright Office

 

Ukraine, Crimea, and Russia

Categories: Asia,European Union,Great Britain,Headlines,History,Laws/Regulations,Russia,Ukraine

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP14-16.pdf

 

Looks at the historical and economic background to the crisis in the Ukraine and examines claims that the actions by Crimea, which has declared independence from the Ukraine, are compatible with international law.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/16.

 

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