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U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves, 2012

Categories: Energy,Maps/Geography,Statistics

Latest update on U.S. energy reserves in text and tables.  Reports an increase of proved reserves of 15.4% in 2012 from 2011 figures.  From the Energy Information Administration


Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family

Offers a framework for building connections between schools and their communities, with a special emphasis on family engagement in education.  From the Department of Education


Executive Order 12: Continuing the Governor’s Task Force on Improving Mental Health Services and Crisis Response

Categories: Mental Health,Virginia Issues

Continues the life of the special task force created to recommend ways to improve Virginia’s mental health crisis services.  From the Office of the Governor


Debt Use by U.S. Farm Businesses, 1992-2011

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Financial Crisis/Markets,Statistics

Presents statistics on debt use patterns by types of U.S. farms and explores key trends in the use of debt over a 20 year period.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Conditions with the Largest Number of Adult Hospital Readmissions by Payer, 2011

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics


Preventing hospital readmissions is considered a crucial way to reduce medical costs.  This report identifies the conditions with the largest number of 30 day readmissions among U.S. hospitals in 2011 and their associated costs.  Covers Medicare, Medicaid, and uninsured patients.

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Executive Order: Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information

Categories: Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

Removes prohibition of employees of federal contractors from discussing compensation received by employees to promote equal pay practices.  Prevents employers from discharging or otherwise penalizing employees who disclose or discuss compensation matters.  From the White House


Special Report: FAO/WFP Markets and Food Security Assessment Mission to the Central African Republic

Categories: Africa,Food/Nutrition,United Nations

Warns of dire food shortages in conflict-wracked Central African Republic, which is described as being on the brink of economic and social collapse.  From the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Programme


The Rise in Women’s Share of Nonfarm Employment During the 2007-2009 Recession: A Historical Perspective

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

Suggests that the resilience of women’s employment during  recessions resulted in women holding an unprecedented 50% of nonfarm jobs during the most recent downturn.  Includes chart displaying trends in men’s and women’s employment over the past 40 years. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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