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Earl Gregg Swem Library

National Recording Registry Recognizes “Mack the Knife,” Motown and Mahler

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

https://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2016/16-056.html

Press release announcing the musical and spoken recordings added to the National Recording Registry for 2015.  Selections range from Mahler, Billy Joel, Bobby Darin to a recording of the fourth quarter of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point basketball game.  From the Library of Congress

 

Aliens’ Right to Counsel in Removal Proceedings: In Brief

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43613.pdf

Examines situations where aliens have the right to counsel at the government’s expense in removal proceedings and those where aliens have the right to counsel at their own expense.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Argentina: Background and U.S. Relations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43816.pdf

Provides background on the political and economic situation in Argentina, the current status of negotiations to repay creditors, and relations with the U.S.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Recommendations and Report for Financial Institutions on Preventing and Responding to Elder Financial Exploitation

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Elderly,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201603_cfpb_recommendations-and-report-for-financial-institutions-on-preventing-and-responding-to-elder-financial-exploitation.pdf

Offers recommendations and best practices for financial institutions to follow in trying to prevent elder financial abuse and to intervene effectively.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Employment Situation of Veterans 2015

Categories: Defense/Military,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans

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

The unemployment rate for veterans who served since September 2001 was 5.8% in 2015, down 1.4% from the previous year.  The jobless rate for all veterans during the year was 4.6%.  Includes additional details on veterans’ unemployment by gender, age and service-related disability.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Multifactor Productivity Trends 2014

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/prod3.pdf

Private business sector multifactor productivity increased at a 0.7% annual rate in 2014.  Includes historic trends.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

State Personal Income 2015

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/spi/2016/pdf/spi0316.pdf

State personal income grew on average by 4.4% in 2015, ranging from 6.3% in California

to -0.2% in North Dakota.  Provides details by state and industry.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Four Texas Metro Areas Collectively Add More Than 400,000 People in the Last Year

Categories: Headlines,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-43.html

Press release on latest population estimates for U.S. counties and metropolitan areas.  Texas, Florida, and the Coastal Carolinas had the fastest growing metro areas from July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2015.  See Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas Tables for details  From the Census Bureau.

 

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