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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Risks of China’s Internet Companies on U.S. Stock Exchanges

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Financial Crisis/Markets,Telecommunications/Internet

Describes the risks of investing in Chinese technology companies such as Alibaba and Baidu,  which bypass Chinese government restrictions on foreign investment by creating tax havens in locations such as the Cayman Islands.  A staff report from the U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission.


Selected Statistics from the Public Elementary and Secondary Education Universe: School Year 2012-13: First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Statistics,Youth

Covers numbers and types of schools, operational status of schools and districts, student counts, teacher counts, and pupil/teacher ratios.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report: Longer Report

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology,United Nations

Final report of the IPCC Fifth Assessment on the state of knowledge concerning the science of climate change.  Focuses on new results since the publication of the Fourth Assessment in 2007.  Covers observed changes and their causes, future climate change risks and impacts, and adaptation/mitigation options. From the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change


Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report: Summary for Policymakers

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology,United Nations

Executive summary for the final report of the Fifth Assessment Report.  Finds that warming of the climate is unequivocal, acceleration in the rate of change has occurred since the 1950s, and recent emissions of greenhouse gases are the highest in history.  From the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change


Hampton Roads Congestion Management Process: System Performance and Mitigation Report

Categories: Public Works,Statistics,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Federally mandated report on dealing with traffic problems in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.  Assess the roads in the region, ranks the most congested corridors, and recommends improvements.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization