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Electronic Cigarettes: U.S. Imports in 2016

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/684227.pdf

E cigarettes were added to official U.S. customs records in 2016.  Foreign trade totals for the year showed that e cigarettes imports, mostly from China, amounted to $342 million and E-cigarette devices accounted for another $204 million.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Projecting Demand for the Services of Primary Care Doctors

Categories: Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/workingpaper/52748-workingpaper.pdf

Predicts a slightly faster rise in demand for physicians in the 2013-2023 decade than in the previous decade.  Also outlines ways in which supply might respond to demand with and without federal government intervention.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

E-Stats 2015: Measuring the Electronic Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/econ/e15-estats.pdf

Provides estimates of e-commerce activity in key sectors of the U.S. economy for 2015, revises earlier estimates, and places these estimates in historical context.  Covers manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and services sectors of the economy.  From the Census Bureau

 

The South is Home to 10 of the 15 Fastest-Growing Large Cities

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-81-population-estimates-subcounty.html

Press release which identifies the fastest growing cities—most are in Texas, the largest cities, and the major population trends across regions.  From the Census Bureau

 

The Condition of Education 2017

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017144.pdf

Presents 50 indicators on education topics from pre-K through postgrad as well as labor force outcomes and international comparisons.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

U.S. Climate Change Regulation and Litigation: Selected Legal Issues

Categories: Climate Change,Congress,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44807.pdf

Offers a brief history of U.S. climate change regulations, reviews litigation over GHGs, examines other litigation related to climate change issues, and assesses the implications for Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Individual Market Premium Changes: 2013-2017

Categories: Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/256751/IndividualMarketPremiumChanges.pdf

Analyzes health insurance premium increases from two data series, comparing premium costs in individual market plans purchased by consumers in 2013 to exchange plans purchased in 2017 to measure changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act’s key provisions.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services

 

Financial Literacy of 15-Year-Olds: Results from PISA 2015

Categories: Education,Financial Crisis/Markets,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017086.pdf

U.S. students scored higher than students from six other countries, lower than students from six countries, and the same as those in two other countries in tests involving knowledge of financial concepts, products, and risks. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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