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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums,Literacy/Reading

http://www.loc.gov/collections/archive-of-recorded-poetry-and-literature/about-this-collection/

Listen to recorded readings of famed writers such as Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and Gwendolyn Brooks.  Contains nearly 2,000 recordings dating back to the 1940s.  From the Library of Congress

 

Analyze Trends: Drinking Water Dashboard

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

http://echo.epa.gov/trends/comparative-maps-dashboards/drinking-water-dashboard

Provides an overview of the Safe Drinking Water Act regulatory activities of EPA and information about which public water systems are regulated, how many have been inspected, how many have failed inspections, and how many have returned to compliance.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

EFA Global Monitoring Report: Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges

Categories: Children,Education,United Nations

http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0023/002322/232205e.pdf

Assesses global progress toward the achievement of six education goals as part of the Millennium Development Goals.  Only one-third of countries have reached all the education goals.  From UNESCO

 

State Government Tax Collections Summary Report: 2014

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

http://www2.census.gov/govs/statetax/G14-STC-Final.pdf

State tax collections in 2014 were up 2.2% from those collected in the previous year. 33 states reported increases.  Provides state by state statistics.  For more detailed breakdown of state taxes by type, see http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=bkmk  

From the Census Bureau

 

Antitrust Commission Sends Statement of Objections to Google on Comparison Shopping Service

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Antitrust/Monopoly,European Union,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-4781_en.htm

Press release with links to documents related to European Commission antitrust investigation of Google for allegedly abusing its position as the dominant search engine in the European Union.  From the European Commission

 

2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqdr14/2014nhqdr.pdf

Beginning with 2014, the previously separate healthcare quality and disparities reports  are integrated into a single document.  Covers the quality of healthcare received by the general population and disparities endured by different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.  Finds that disparities were reduced by access to health insurance from the Affordable Care Act.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Annual Energy Outlook 2015: With Projections to 2040

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/aeo/pdf/0383%282015%29.pdf

Presents long-term annual projections of energy supply, demand, and prices through 2040.  Presented as shorter edition under new plan for alternating longer and shorter editions.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

New Estimates of Value of Land of the United States

Categories: Land Values

http://www.bea.gov/papers/pdf/new-estimates-of-value-of-land-of-the-united-states-larson.pdf

Uses new approaches to estimate the value of land in the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia ($23 trillion).  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

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