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Multifactor Productivity Trends in Manufacturing, 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/prod5.pdf

Multifactor productivity in the manufacturing sector declined at a 0.7 percent annual rate in 2013, the third consecutive decline in this measure.  Provides statistics for durable and nondurable manufacturing.  From the  Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Fixing the Foundations: Creating a More Prosperous Nation

Categories: Business/Economics,Great Britain,Labor/Employment

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/443897/Productivity_Plan_print.pdf

Plan of the conservative government to improve the British economy by raising productivity levels to those of the U.S.  Parliamentary Command Paper Cm9098

 

2015 Capital Spending Report

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/econ/aces/report/2015/csr_summary_of_findings.html

Information on expenditures for new and used structures and equipment by all U.S. nonfarm businesses.  Also discusses trends in such spending from 2004 to 2013.  From the Census Bureau

 

Economic Crisis in Greece

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Financial Crisis/Markets,Greece

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IN10295.pdf

Brief report on the background causes and current situation with regard to Greece’s economic crisis.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Bank Regulation: Lessons Learned and a Framework for Monitoring Emerging Risks and Regulatory Response

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

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/670997.pdf

Blames weakness in federal oversight of banks for past financial crises which cost federal insurance funds over $165 billion.  Discusses lessons learned from past crises and offers a plan for improving future regulatory oversight.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Preliminary Multifactor Productivity Trends, 2014

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

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

Multifactor productivity increased at an annual rate of 0.8% in 2014, Shows trends over years since 1980s.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Virginia Executive Order 43: Establishment of the Unmanned Systems Commission

Categories: Business/Economics,Science/Technology,Virginia Issues

http://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=8593

Describes Virginia’s progress in the development of unmanned aerial technologies and creates a public/private commission to identify needs and develop recommendations that will encourage further progress.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Did Banking Reforms of the Early 1990s Fail? Lessons from Comparing Two Banking Crises

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets

https://www.richmondfed.org/-/media/richmondfedorg/publications/research/economic_brief/2015/pdf/eb_15-06.pdf

Compares financial crises of 1986-92 with 2007-2013 and the success of reforms intended to prevent such problems in the future.  From the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank

 

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