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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume XXI, Chile, 1969-1973

Categories: Chile,Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76v21

Documentary history of the attitudes adopted and actions taken by the U.S. toward the regimes of Salvador Allende, elected in 1970, and Augusto Pinochet, leader of the military coup d’etat in 1973.  From the State Department

 

Online Shopping and Mail Order Businesses Jump 27 Percent

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/county_business_patterns/cb14-102.html

Press release announcing the availability of the County Business Patterns 2012 file for detailed information on the number of establishments, employees and payrolls for nearly 1,200 industries at the national, state, and county levels.  From the Census Bureau

 

Births: Preliminary Data for 2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr63/nvsr63_02.pdf

Statistics include demographic characteristics of mother, marital status, form of delivery, birthweight of baby, and more.   Also includes general fertility rate and birth rate for teens.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

The Condition of Education 2014

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014083.pdf

Presents 42 indicators on the status and condition of education and summarizes important trends.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Measles, United States, January 1-May 23, 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm63e0529a1.htm

Documents the spread of measles, a disease that was declared “eliminated” from the U.S. in 2000 to the point where 288 confirmed measles cases have been reported so far this year.  From the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Sharia and Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Civil/Human Rights,Women

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR347-Sharia_and_Women%E2%80%99s_Rights_in_Afghanistan.pdf

Discusses recent efforts and future opportunities for using an Islamic perspective  to promote women’s rights in Afghanistan. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Job Characteristics Among Working Parents: Differences by Race, Ethnicity, and Nativity

Categories: African Americans,Health Insurance,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2014/article/job-characteristics-among-working-parents-1.htm

Reveals that foreign-born, Hispanic, and Black working parents are significantly more likely than U.S. born, White or Asian working parents to have a low wage job without health insurance or a pension plan.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Levels Among U.S. Youth Aged 12-15 Years: United States, 1999-2004 and 2012

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db153.pdf

Presents the most recent national data on the percentage of youth who had adequate levels of cardiorespiratory fitness.  (One-third of  girls and one-half of boys aged 12-15).  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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