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Earl Gregg Swem Library

High-Frequency Trading: Background, Concerns, and Regulatory Developments

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Telecommunications/Internet

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43608.pdf

Examines front running, phantom liquidity, flash crashes, and the role that high frequency trading plays in creating instability in financial markets.  Also  covers recent regulatory developments.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Prayer and Religious Expression in Public Institutions: A Constitutional Analysis

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Education,Laws/Regulations,Religion/Ethics

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43188.pdf

Examines the balancing act between respecting freedom of religious expression and not endorsing an official religion, especially as such concerns relate to school or legislative prayers.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Wartime Detention Provisions in Recent Defense Authorization Legislation

Categories: Cuba,Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R42143.pdf

Reviews provisions in recent laws that relate to detainees at the Guantanamo Bay facility. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Iraq Crisis and U.S. Policy

Categories: Arab,Asia,Iran,Iraq,Syria,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43612.pdf

Describes the offensive of the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the threat posed to U.S. interests by the offensive, and the policy options available.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Prevalence of Incontinence Among Older Americans

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_03/sr03_036.pdf

Presents national estimates of incontinence among persons 65 and over by sociodemographic characteristics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

FDA Issues Guidance to Support the Responsible Development of Nanotechnology Products

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Science/Technology

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm402499.htm

Agency press release announcing three final guidance documents and one draft guidance relating to the use of nanotechnology in FDA-regulated products.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Prevalence of U.S. Food Insecurity is Related to Changes in Unemployment, Inflation, and the Price of Food

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/ersDownloadHandler.ashx?file=/media/1489984/err167.pdf

Examines the extent to which year-to-year changes in the prevalence of U.S. household food insecurity can be explained by changes in the national unemployment rate, inflation, and the price of food relative to other goods and services. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Measuring National Well-Being: European Comparisons, 2014

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171766_363811.pdf

Explores how the United Kingdom is doing in key areas of well-being compared to other countries of the European Union.  From the Office of National Statistics

 

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