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2016 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Joint U.S.-China Fact Sheet – Economic Track

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Govt Finance

https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0484.aspx

Fact sheet which lists four areas of major economic agreement between China and the U.S. in the latest round of economic talks between the two superpowers.  From the Treasury Department

 

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Revision of the Section 4(d) Rule for the African Elephant

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-06-06/pdf/2016-13173.pdf

Final rule to increase protection for African elephants by imposing a near total ban on U.S. trade in African elephant ivory.  From the U.S. Government Publishing Office’s GovInfo

 

Combined Federal/State Disclosure and Election Directory 2016

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Federal State Relations

http://fec.gov/pubrec/cfsdd/cfsded2016.pdf

A guidebook to identify and locate organizations and individuals at the state and national level who have a responsibility to disclose information on money in politics, including federal and state campaign finance reports, lobby reports, personal financial statements, public financing, state initiative/referendum spending, and more.  From the Federal Election Commission

 

The Distribution of Household Income and Federal Taxes, 2013

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51361-

HouseholdIncomeFedTaxes.pdf

Analyzes the distribution of household income and four types of federal taxes to determine average after-tax income and the average federal tax rate.  Also examines the uneven distribution of income across households.  Finds that tax increases reduced income inequality slightly.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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