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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2014

http://www.odu.edu/content/dam/odu/offices/economic-forecasting-project/docs/2014/2014-sor-final.pdf

Focuses on economic development in the region but includes sections on megachurches, migration data, homeless children, and vehicle tolls.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

 

How Do the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Analyze the Competitive Effects of Mergers and Acquisitions under the Bank Holding Company Act, the Bank Merger Act, and the Home Owners Loan Act?

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations

http://www.federalreserve.gov/bankinforeg/competitive-effects-mergers-acquisitions-faqs.htm

A frequently asked questions about how the Federal Reserve interprets the competitive review process for bank acquisitions, mergers, and other transactions affected by the Dodd-Frank  Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  From the Federal Reserve

 

Business Dynamics Statistics

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/ces/dataproducts/bds/data.html

Provides latest annual measures  of job creation and destruction, firm startups and shutdowns and more.  Contains data for 1976-2012 time period by firm and establishment characteristics.  From the Census Bureau

 

Hampton Roads Regional Benchmarking Study 2014

http://www.hrpdcva.gov/uploads/docs/Hampton%20Roads%20Benchmarking%20Study%202014.pdf

Latest annual study of the region’s 16 jurisdictions with locality profiles and regional benchmarks covering the economy, demographics, housing, transportation, and various quality of life indicators.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

 

Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade: 2014 Annual Report

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4463.pdf

Focuses on exports and imports of electronic services, especially audiovisual, computer, and telecommunications services.  Discusses current trade trends and the outlook for the future

From the International Trade Commission

 

Labor Force Participation: Recent Developments and Future Prospects

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Population/Census

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2014/201464/201464pap.pdf

Examines the reasons for the continuing decline in the percentage of the population not participating in the labor force.  From the Federal Reserve Board

 

The State of Broadband 2014: Broadband for All

Categories: Business/Economics,Education,Telecommunications/Internet,United Nations

http://www.broadbandcommission.org/Documents/reports/bb-annualreport2014.pdf

Describes the penetration of broadband access to the Internet and its application for sustainable development and education.  Estimates that 40% of the world population will be online by the end of 2014.  From the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

 

2013 Interchange Fee Revenue, Covered Issuer Costs, and Covered Issuer and Merchant Fraud Losses Related to Debit Card Transactions

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Statistics

http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/bcreg/bcreg20140918a1.pdf

Summary information on the volume, value, and fraud losses related to debit card transactions in 2013.  From the Federal Reserve

 

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