Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

U.S. and China Announce Important New Actions to Reduce Carbon Pollution

Categories: China,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Presidency,Science/Technology

Presents a summary of actions announced by China and the U.S. to control carbon emissions in the post 2020 period.  From the White House


Net Neutrality: President Obama’s Plan for a Free and Open Internet

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

Video and text of the president arguing for a net neutrality approach to the Internet as the Federal Communications Commission considers the creation of new policies.  From the White House


The Impact of Missed Payments and Foreclosures on Credit Scores

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Housing/Homelessness

Challenges the idea that foreclosure will ruin a credit score.  Finds that the first missed payment leads to the biggest reduction in credit scores and that credit scores improve substantially a year following foreclosure.  From the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank


Trafficking in Human Beings

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,European Union,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues,Statistics

Second working paper on trafficking in human beings in Europe.  Includes detailed statistics on victims by country and demographic characteristics.  From Eurostat


Trafficking in Human Beings 2010-2014: Eradicating the Slave Trade

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,European Union,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues

Press release about efforts in the European Union to end human trafficking.  Includes links to a report on the 2012-2016 EU strategy and a statistical report for the 2010-2012 period.  From the European Commission


Model Year 2015 Fuel Economy Guide

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Statistics,Transportation

Provides mileage figures and estimated annual fuel costs from federal testing for makes and models of vehicles.  From the Energy Department and the Environmental Protection Agency


Crime in the United States 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Statistics

Violent crime decreased by 4.4% in 2013, while property crimes decreased by 4.1%.  Presents crime statistics from more than 18,000 city, county, state, university and tribal sources.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Rural America at a Glance: 2014 Edition

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Describes weak recovery from the recession of 2007-2009 in rural areas of the U.S. where employment remains well below its pre-2007 level and poverty persists.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


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