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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of NAFTA Round One

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2017/august/trilateral-statement-conclusion

Provides statements of U.S. officials after the first round of talks on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Rural Manufacturing at a Glance, 2017 Edition

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84758/eib-177.pdf?v=42962

Despite declines since 2001, finds that rural manufacturing is more important as a source of employment and earnings in rural areas than in urban areas.  Charts show relative importance of various sectors of manufacturing to rural areas. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Business R&D Performed in the United States Reached $356 Billion in 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17320/nsf17320.pdf

Reports on research and development spending by private business in the U.S. which increased in 2015 by 4.4% over 2014.  Provides details by type of research, by sector or industry and by source of funds.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Congressional Record Bound Edition

Categories: Congress,Govt Information,History

https://www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/crecb/155_crecb

The record of Congressional Debates is now digitized on the GovInfo site from 1932 through 2001.  From the Government Publishing Office

 

Eclipses and Transits: Overview

Categories: Science/Technology

https://www.nasa.gov/content/eclipses-and-transits-overview

Explains and illustrates the differences between solar and lunar eclipses and transits of planets.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Simplifying Deposit Requirements for Certain Literary Works and Musical Compositions

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-08-16/pdf/2017-17194.pdf

Proposed regulation change relating to requirements for deposit of printed literary works and musical scores/sheet music.  Basically the change reduces the requirement for deposit from two copies to one, except in certain circumstances.  From the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress

 

Employment and Unemployment Among Youth, Summer 2017

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/youth_08162017.pdf

Estimates that nearly 55% of youth 16 to 24 years old were employed in July 2017, an increase of 1.6% from the previous summer.  The unemployment rate for youth was 9.6%.  Provides employment data by gender and race/ethnicity characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Characteristics of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in the United States: … First Look

Categories: Education,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017071.pdf

Provides information on the 90,000+ public schools in the U.S. including traditional and charter schools.  Covers such matters as staffing, start times, and special needs services. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

 

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