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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Efforts by DHS to Estimate Southwest Border Security between Ports of Entry

Categories: Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Mexico,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/17_0914_estimates-of-border-security.pdf

Describes an array of indicators being tested by federal authorities to develop better estimates of the number of illegal border crossers.  For each indicator, the report summarizes available data sources and techniques, explains the measures strengths and limitations, and presents available data.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Japan

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/09/273832.htm

Announces the release of more digitized volumes of past print issues of the Foreign Relations of the U.S., the official series of diplomatic documents.  The latest release includes 30 volumes from 1920-1931 and two volumes dealing with Japan, 1931-1941.  From the State Department

 

Startup Firms Created Over 2 Million Jobs in 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/business-dynamics.html

Agency press release with statistics on the number of new business ventures and the number of jobs created by them.  Also compares job creation rates in 2015 with recent years.  Includes links to more detailed info in Business Dynamics Statistics data sets.  From the Census Bureau

 

Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area, 2016

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics,Urban Issues

https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/gdp_metro/2017/pdf/gdp_metro0917.pdf

Real GDP increased in 267 of 382 metropolitan areas during 2016.    The range was from +8% in two Oregon and Louisiana metro areas to -13% in Odessa, Texas.  Displays metro areas alphabetically with GDP in millions of dollars annually from 2011 to 2016 and 2016 rank.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Remarks by President Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Categories: Headlines,Iran,Korea,Presidency,Terrorism,United Nations,Venezuela

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/09/19/remarks-president-trump-72nd-session-united-nations-general-assembly

Text of the speech presenting administation views of world issues during the General Debate at the beginning of the UN’s 72nd session.  From the White House

 

Higher Education: Education Should Address Oversight and Communication Gaps in its Monitoring of the Financial Condition of Schools

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Govt Finance

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/686709.pdf

The federal Department of Education is responsible for monitoring the financial condition of postsecondary institutions whose students received $125 billion in federal aid during 2016.  This report examines how DOE oversees the financial condition of colleges and universities, how effective the oversight has been, and how its findings are communicated to the schools and the public.   From the Government Accountability Office

 

 

International Energy Outlook 2017

Categories: Asia,Energy,Statistics,Transportation

https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/ieo/pdf/0484(2017).pdf

Forecasts a 28% increase in world energy consumption to 2040, primarily due to expanding economies in India and China.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

Section 108 of Title 17: A Discussion Document of the Register of Copyrights

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

https://www.copyright.gov/policy/section108/discussion-document.pdf

Proposed language to update current copyright law which dates from 1976 and allows libraries and archives to reproduce and distribute without permission copyrighted works for purposes of preservation and research.  From the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress

 

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