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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors

https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4607.pdf

Required report (788 pages) to Congress and the President which provides an overview of the TPP agreement, findings as to the likely economy-wide effects, and specific sectoral effects.  These include food and agricultural products, manufactured goods, energy, and services.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Report on the Economic Well-Being of U. S. Households in 2015

http://www.federalreserve.gov/2015-report-economic-well-being-us-households-201605.pdf

Finds American families experiencing mild improvement but many struggling financially.  Covers overall well-being of households, income and savings behavior, economic preparedness, access to banking and credit, housing decisions, auto purchases and lending, education including student loans, and retirement planning.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

 

Subsidy Tracker 3.0

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Statistics

http://www.goodjobsfirst.org/subsidy-tracker

Nonprofit site that provides information on government subsidies to private corporations.  Covers economic development subsidies and other forms of government assistance to business.  From Good Jobs First

 

Preliminary Multifactor Productivity Trends 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/prod3.pdf

Private nonfarm business sector multifactor productivity increased at a 0.2 percent annual rate in 2015.  Also covers trends since 1987.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Indication of Unconventional Oil and Gas Wastewaters Found in Local Surface Waters

Categories: Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines

http://toxics.usgs.gov/highlights/2016-05-09-uog_wastes_in_streams.html

White paper on the risks and vulnerabilities associated with the online lending industry.  Provides an overview of the industry, reviews stakeholder opinions, reviews benefits and risks of online lending, and provides policy recommendations.  From the Treasury Department

(business/economics     consumer info/protection     financial crisis/markets     headlines)

Opportunities and Challenges in Online Marketplace Lending

Categories: Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines

https://www.treasury.gov/connect/blog/Documents/Opportunities_and_Challenges_in_Online_Marketplace_Lending_white_paper.pdf

White paper on the risks and vulnerabilities associated with the online lending industry.  Provides an overview of the industry, reviews stakeholder opinions, reviews benefits and risks of online lending, and provides policy recommendations.  From the Treasury Department

 

Statistics of U.S. Businesses, 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/econ/susb/

Statistics on businesses in U.S. counties and metro areas.  Includes number of firms, employment, and annual payroll.  From the Census Bureau

 

Overview of Cuban Imports of Goods and Services and Effects of U.S. Restrictions

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

https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4597.pdf

Provides information on trends in Cuban imports of goods and services from 2005 to the present, the effects of trade restrictions on U.S. exports, and an assessment of Cuban institutional and infrastructural problems that could make trade relations difficult.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

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