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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Local Business Data Now Available for Entire Nation and Every Industry as 2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series Concludes

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-tps106.html

Press release on the availability of business statistics for all 18 sectors and each state as well as counties, metro areas, and economic places. The files contain statistics on the number of establisments, number of employees, payroll, and receipts/revenues. From the Census Bureau

 

Adoption of the Paris Agreement

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Treaties

http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2015/cop21/eng/l09r01.pdf

Full text of the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, reached by 190 participating countries in Paris, December 2015, which calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to hold the increase in global average temperatures to two degrees Celsius or less from pre-industrial levels. From the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

 

Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Communism,Energy,Foreign Affairs,History,Homeland Security,Russia,United Nations

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/12/250337.htm

Includes newly available digital volumes for 1945 and 1946 and 3 volumes from the 1969-1976 series covering the Soviet Union, National Security Policy, 1969-1972, and the Energy Crisis, 1969-1974. From the State Department

 

U.S. Leadership and the Historic Paris Agreement to Combat Climate Change

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Treaties

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/12/12/us-leadership-and-historic-paris-agreement-combat-climate-change

Press release which summarizes the major features of the Paris Agreement to Combat Climate Change reached on December 12, 2015. From the State Department

 

Islamic State and U.S. Policy

Categories: Arab,Iraq,Middle East Conflict,Syria,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43612.pdf

Provides background on the Islamic State organization, discussing its goals, operations, and affiliates, as well as U.S. legislative and policy debates. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Chronic Homelessness: Background, Research, and Outcomes

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Disability,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Mental Health,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44302.pdf

Defines and offers estimates of the extent of the problem, describes characteristics of those who are chronically homeless, and discusses research/actions designed to reduce or end the problem. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists