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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Considering a Reverse Mortgage

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets,Housing/Homelessness


Discusses what it is, how it works, why caution is needed, and what alternatives might be available.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2014

Categories: Energy,Environment,Recreation/Travel,Statistics,Transportation

Data on the characteristics and trends of personal travel in the United States, the transportation network, and related safety, economic, and environmental implications.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics


Legislative Research for Congressional Staff: How to Find Documents and Other Resources

Categories: Congress,Govt Information,Laws/Regulations

Serves as a finding aid to sources of information used in legislative research.  Aimed at congressional staffers but useful for all researchers. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


U.S. Census Bureau: Addressing Data Collection Vulnerabilities

Categories: Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics

Claims that the Current Population Survey is vulnerable to data falsification though the committee investigation did not show a link between alleged data falsification and the national unemployment rate.  From the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Joint Economic Committee


Business Dynamics Statistics

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

Provides latest annual measures  of job creation and destruction, firm startups and shutdowns and more.  Contains data for 1976-2012 time period by firm and establishment characteristics.  From the Census Bureau


FCC Eliminates Sports Blackout Rules

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet


News release which explains rationale for order which eliminates government regulation that prohibits cable and satellite operators from airing any sports event that had been blacked out on a local broadcast station because of inadequate ticket sales.  From the Federal Communications Commission


Hampton Roads Trends in Employment by Occupation

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Provides statistics on fastest growing and fastest declining jobs by occupation in Hampton Roads over the latest year for which figures are available.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission


Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Marriage/Family

Provides protocols for law enforcement agencies to help respond to the needs of children when their parents are arrested.  From the Bureau of Justice Assistance


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