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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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