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Earl Gregg Swem Library

In the Matter of Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet

Categories: Headlines,Supreme Court/courts,Telecommunications/Internet

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2014/db0515/FCC-14-61A1.pdf

Second try by FCC commissioners on so-called “net neutrality” proposed rules which would assure users that broadband providers could not limit Internet openness through pricing or bandwidth preferences.  Responds to January 2014 DC Court of Appeals decision which struck down earlier rules.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

Science and Engineering Indicators 2014 State Data Tool

Categories: Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind14/index.cfm/state-data

Compare the states on a variety of science and engineering measures.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Measuring America: The Changing U.S. Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/how/infographics/changing_us_economy.html

Infographic which depicts the sectors of the U.S. economy which are growing and declining.  Draws information from the Advance Report of the 2012 Economic Census.  From the Census Bureau

 

Black-White Differences in Intergenerational Economic Mobility in the United States

Categories: African Americans,Income/Poverty,Statistics

https://www.chicagofed.org/digital_assets/publications/economic_perspectives/2014/1Q2014_part1_mazumder.pdf

Uses Census Bureau and BLS data sets to measure intergenerational mobility and racial aspects of such mobility.  Also tries to shed light on the factors associated with racial gaps in upward and downward mobility.  From the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank

 

Health, United States, 2013: With Special Feature on Prescription Drugs

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus13.pdf

Major annual compilation of statistics and trends on U.S. health matters.  Covers morbidity, mortality, health care utilization and access, health insurance, and personal health care expenditures.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Airport Privatization: Issues and Options for Congress

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Transportation

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43545.pdf

Discusses the failure to date of the program to encourage private capital for airport development.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Afghanistan: Drug Trafficking and the 2014 Transition

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Drug Trafficking,History,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43540.pdf

Finds that the drug problem in Afghanistan, the world’s primary source of opium poppy cultivation and opium and heroin production, is worsening.  This report describes key U.S. counternarcotics programs in the country in the context of the 2014 transition.  The appendix contains historical tables on trends in Afghan drug cultivation, production, and trafficking.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Marriage of Same Sex Couples Across the UK: What’s the Same and What’s Different?

Categories: Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP14-29.pdf

Provides information about the similarities and differences relating to marriage of same sex couples and the legislation which provides for it in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as about the similarities and differences relating to marriage of opposite sex couples and civil partnership across the UK.  House of Commons Research Paper 14/29

 

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