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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Data

Categories: Energy,Environment,Maps/Geography

https://dwhdiver.orr.noaa.gov/

Interactive site for exploring the massive amounts of data  collected by different sources during the five years following the BP Deepwater Horizon spill

Demographic Characteristics of Business Owners and Employees: 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Education,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Veterans

https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/advocacy/Issue_Brief_6_Demographic_Characteristics_2013.pdf

Compares business owner characteristics—age, gender, race, ethnicity, veteran status, marital status, education and so forth—to characteristics of employees in the U.S. economy.  From the U. S. Small Business Administration

 

2014 Airline Financial Data

Categories: Statistics,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/bts22_15.pdf

Information about revenues, profits and fees of major airlines.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

National Transportation Statistics Updated

Categories: Energy,Environment,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/press_releases/dot039_15

Latest quarterly notice of the updating of 66 data tables in the 260 table National Transportation Statistics website, which covers transportation safety, system, energy and environmental factors.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Part D Prescriber

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Medicare-Provider-Charge-Data/Part-D-Prescriber.html

A newly available public data set with information on the prescription drugs that individual physicians and other providers prescribed under Part D of the Medicare Program.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

Snapshot of Complaints Received From Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Defense/Military,Veterans

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201504_cfpb_snapshot-of-complaints-received-from-servicemembers-veterans-and-their-families.pdf

Offers data and trends about consumer complaints submitted by servicemembers, veterans, and their families.  More than 17,000 complaints were received during 2014.  Includes special focus on problems involving management of financial accounts.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Declines in U.S. Postal Service Mail Vary Widely Across the United States

Categories: Postal Service,Statistics

https://www.uspsoig.gov/sites/default/files/document-library-files/2015/rarc-wp-15-010.pdf

The much-discussed decline of mail via the postal service obscures differences among types of mail, regions of the country, and types of households.  Between 1995 and 2013 first class mail volume declined by 61%, but in some areas the decline was close to zero.  Suggests that studying varying levels of demand might improve customer service plans.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service

 

Advisory Opinion of the Virginia Attorney General on Regulations Relating to Hospitals and Health Care Centers

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Headlines,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://www.oag.state.va.us/files/15-028_Levine.pdf

Opinion of Attorney General Mark Herring that relieves women’s health centers which perform abortions from having to meet strict hospital-style building standards.  The State Board of Health will review rules, established under the previous Attorney General, which require abortion clinics to make costly building renovations.  From the Office of the Attorney General

 

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