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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Fragmented Lives: Humanitarian Overview

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Israel,Middle East Conflict,United Nations

http://www.ochaopt.org/documents/ocha_opt_fragmented_lives_annual_report_2012_05_29_english.pdf

Latest report on the humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territory.  From the United Nations

 

Consumer Expenditures Midyear Update—July 2013 Through June 2014 Average

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Housing/Homelessness,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cesmy.pdf

Shows trends in average consumer expenditures for such basics as food, housing, apparel, health care, and transportation.  Healthcare represented the highest percentage increase at 11.3%.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program

Categories: Arms Control,Energy,European Union,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Iran,Nuclear Arms,Nuclear Energy

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/parametersforajointcomprehenisveplanofaction.pdf

Lists key provisions of the agreement between Iran, the European Union, and the P5+1 in which Iran agreed to limit its nuclear development program in exchange for sanctions relief.  From the State Department

 

Physical Science Informatics (PSI)

Categories: Science/Technology

http://psi.nasa.gov/

An open data repository for physical science experiments performed on the International Space Station (ISS).  Free but requires registration.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Telecoms Firms Lead WIPO International Patent Filings

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Science/Technology,United Nations

http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2015/article_0004.html

A report on international patent filing in 2014 when China and the U.S. accounted for 87% of the growth in filings.  From the World Intellectual Property Organization

 

Breakthrough Technologies for National Security

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Science/Technology

http://go.usa.gov/3rut4

A defense-related research agency looks at the future and the challenges that emerging technologies will pose for U.S. national security.  From the Defense Advanced Research Projects  Agency

 

Yemen: Civil War and Regional Intervention

Categories: Arab,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43960.pdf

Reviews recent events in Yemen including the Houthi movement, the collapse of the Hadi government, the regional intervention in late March 2015, and the U.S. policy response.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Consumers and Mobile Financial Services 2015

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/consumers-and-mobile-financial-services-report-201503.pdf

Examines trends in the adoption and use of mobile banking, payments, and shopping behavior and how mobile financial services affect consumers’ interaction with financial institutions.  From the Federal Reserve

 

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