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2014 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2014-Report-to-Congress-Final.pdf

Annual report by the U.S. on the degree of China’s compliance with World Trade Organization commitments.  Identifies  areas where progress has been achieved and areas of concern.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

U.S. Department of Transportation Fines Honda $70 Million for Failing to Comply with Laws that Safeguard the Public

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Transportation

http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/2015/DOT-fines-Honda-$70-million

 

Agency press release about a pair of $35 million fines levied against Honda for failing to report deaths, injuries, and warranty claims to the federal government in violation of disclosure law.   Also provides a list of the major civil penalties imposed on vehicle manufacturers during 2014.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

New START Treaty Aggregate Numbers of Strategic Offensive Arms

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Statistics,Treaties

 

http://www.state.gov/t/avc/rls/235606.htm

Fact sheet with data (current as of 9/1/2014) on U.S. ballistic missiles and missile launchers as required by the START Treaty. From the State Department

 

 

State of the Climate Summary Report 2014

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/2014/13

 

Reports that average U.S. temperatures in 2014 exceeded the 20th Century average for the 18th consecutive year.  Provides information on temperature, precipitation and significant weather events for 2014.  From the National Climatic Data Center

 

Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2010 ….

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.28509/pdf

Annual report on cancer incidence, death rates, and trends.  Reports that death rates continued to decline for all cancers and all major racial and ethnic groups.  From the National Institute of Cancer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private partners.

 

Congressional Oversight Manual

Categories: Congress

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL30240.pdf

Describes the tools and procedures that Congress uses to perform its government oversight functions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Impact of Recruitment Strategy on Fair and Open Competition for Federal Jobs

Categories: Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment

http://www.mspb.gov/netsearch/viewdocs.aspx?docnumber=1118751&version=1123213&application=ACROBAT

Examines how factors such as a proliferation of hiring authorities and the decentralization of the federal hiring process affect fair and open competition for filling jobs in the federal government.  From the Merit Systems Protection Board

 

Alcohol Poisoning Deaths

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

 

http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/alcohol-poisoning-deaths/index.html

Reports that an average of 6 people per day during 2010-2012 died of alcohol poisoning caused by binge drinking.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

 

 

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