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Higher Education R&D Expenditures Resume Slow Growth in FY 2013

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15314/nsf15314.pdf

Reports on totals of research and development expenditures across all fields by institutions of higher education for FY 2013.  Represents a slight increase in spending over the previous year when adjusted for inflation. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Transitions in Health Insurance Coverage Over Time, 201202014 ….

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st467/stat467.pdf

Examines year to year changes in the health insurance status of the non-elderly.  Reports that between the first parts of 2013 and 2014, 30.2% of nonelderly adults who had been uninsured gained coverage.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Remarks by the President at National Prayer Breakfast

Categories: Headlines,History,Presidency,Religion/Ethics

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/02/05/remarks-president-national-prayer-breakfast

Speech by President Obama which became controversial because of his remarks about religion, Jim Crow, and slavery.  From the White House

 

Report of the United States of America Submitted to the U. N. High Commissioner for Human Rights in Conjunction with the Universal Periodic Review

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,United Nations

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/237460.pdf

Report submitted every four years to the United Nations to report on human rights record in the reporting country.    From the State Department

 

Medical Problems of State and Federal Prisoners and Jail Inmates, 2011-2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/mpsfpji1112.pdf

Describes the health status and services received by state and federal prisoners and local jail inmates.  Covers demographic characteristics of the prisoners and their problems.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Medicare’s Payment to Physicians: The Budgetary Effects of Alternative Policies Relative to CBO’s January 2015 Baseline

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49923-SGR_Options.pdf

Shows spending outlays in billions of dollars annually to 2025 for physician payments under various alternative proposals.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Population Growth in London, 1939-2015

Categories: Great Britain,Population/Census,Statistics

http://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/population-change-1939-2015/resource/0a026346-960e-49e6-b968-a386d2cfe55f

Shows population trends in London from the first census in 1801 to the current projection of 8.6 million residents.  From the London Datastore

 

NAFTA at 20: North America’s Free-Trade Area and Its Impact on Agriculture

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Canada,Food/Nutrition,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Statistics,Treaties

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1764579/wrs-15-01.pdf

Examines the integration of U.S., Canadian, and Mexican  agricultural and food markets as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement.  Also reviews important changes in production and consumption and recent disputes among the partners. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

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