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Keystone XL Pipeline Veto Message

Categories: Congress,Headlines,Presidency

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/02/24/veto-message-senate-s-1-keystone-xl-pipeline-approval-act

Brief message from President Obama on the occasion of his veto of S.1: The Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act.  From the White House

 

Strengthening Collaborations with the DOD and VA: Effectiveness Research on Mind and Body Interventions

Categories: Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Veterans

https://nccih.nih.gov/about/naccih/military-report

Explores the potential for development of a large-scale initiative to examine the effectiveness of mind-body approaches for pain and symptom management in military and veteran populations.  From the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

 

Residential Vacancies and Homeownership in the Fourth Quarter 2014

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/housing/hvs/files/qtr414/currenthvspress.pdf

Shows vacancy rates for rental housing and homeowner housing and by quarter from 1995 for homeownership rates.  From the Census Bureau

 

The Effects of Conflicted Investment Advice on Retirement Savings

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/cea_coi_report_final.pdf

Examines whether the use of financial advisors by Americans seeking help in investing their retirement sums may lead to conflicts of interest and the effects of those conflicts on retirement savings.  Estimates that the aggregate annual cost of conflicted investment advice is about $17 billion annually.  From the Council of Economic Advisers

 

Child Maltreatment 2013

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/resource/child-maltreatment-2013

Presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to child protective services agencies in the U.S. during federal fiscal year 2013.  Besides neglect and physical abuse, the report also covers psychological maltreatment and sexual abuse.  During 2013 there were 3.5 million referrals affecting 6.4 million children. From the Children’s Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families of the Health and Human Services Department

 

China’s Growing Demand for Agricultural Imports

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1784488/eib136.pdf

Examines the emergence of China as a major importer of agricultural products, analyzes U.S.-China trade patterns, and summarizes alternative projections of future imports. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Estimated Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Employment and Economic Output in 2014

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49958-ARRA.pdf

Latest update on the impact of ARRA on the U.S. economy.  Asserts that the effects of ARRA on output peaked in the first half of 2010 and have diminished since.  Finds that employment increased during 2014 by between 0.1 million and 0.3 million full-time equivalent jobs.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Recommendations Concerning the Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Virginia

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD912015/$file/RD91.pdf

Recommends that the Governor direct the Virginia Substance Abuse Services Council to continue its study of medical marijuana and of legalization or decriminalization of marijuana and the social, public safety, legal, and economic effects.  Calls for final report to be submitted by December 1, 2015.  From the Substance Abuse Services Council

 

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