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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Nation’s Report Card: Technology and Engineering Literacy

Categories: Education,Science/Technology,Tests/Assessments

Educational Progress 2014 technology and engineering  literacy tests.  Includes overall scores and results by racial/ethnic groups, gender, type of school and more.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Single-Payment Vehicle Title Lending

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Govt/Business Scandals

Finds that 1 in 5 borrowers who take out a single-payment auto loan lose their vehicle to the lender for failing to repay the debt.  The typical loan is for about $700 and the typical annual percentage rate is about 300%.  The report covers 3.5 million loans from nonbank lenders.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

Final rule to modernize collection of injury data related to workers and workplace hazards.  The final rule also promotes an employee’s right to report injuries  and illnesses without fear of retaliation from the employer.  From the Occupational and Safety Health Administration of the Department of Labor


Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2016

Categories: China,Communism,Defense/Military

Describes sweeping organizational reforms to the Chinese military structure designed to strengthen Communist party control, enhance the ability to conduct joint operations, and improve its ability to fight short-duration conflicts at greater distance from the Chinese mainland.  From the Defense Department


International Energy Outlook 2016

Categories: Energy,Environment,Statistics,Transportation

Presents an assessment of the outlook for international energy markets through 2040.  Includes a review of world trends in energy demand and the major sources of uncertainty in the projections.  Also discusses the outlook for global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions.  From the Energy Information Administration


Mandatory Deposit of Electronic Books and Sound Recordings Available Only Online

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Libraries/Museums

Seeks comments on expanding 6 year old interim rule about mandatory deposit of electronic works not available in a physical format.  The intent is to expand mandatory deposit to ebooks and sound recordings.  From the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress


Consumer Help Center Data

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Telecommunications/Internet

Provides the public with more information about consumer complaints relating to services (phones, televisions, the Internet, radio, or other accessibility issues), the method by which the consumer receives the service, and the specific issue that caused the complaint.  Covers complaints filed since 2015.  From the Federal Communications Commission


Subsidy Tracker 3.0

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Statistics

Nonprofit site that provides information on government subsidies to private corporations.  Covers economic development subsidies and other forms of government assistance to business.  From Good Jobs First


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