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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Employees in Smaller Private-Sector Firms: Trends in Offers, Enrollment Rates, and Deductibles, by Firm Size, 2008-2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Health Insurance,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st452/stat452.pdf

Examines trend estimates by firm size on the percentage of employees offered health insurance, enrollment rates, and percentage with a deductible.  Period of coverage is prior to implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Federal Reserve: Oversight and Disclosure Issues

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Govt Secrecy

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42079.pdf

Discusses measures that the Fed has taken to provide more disclosure of Fed actions and calls for more oversight which might limit its political independence.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

FTC Says AT&T Has Misled Millions of Consumers with Unlimited Data Promises

Categories: Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2014/10/ftc-says-att-has-misled-millions-consumers-unlimited-data

Agency press release which describes AT&T’s alleged data-throttling actions against customers with unlimited data plans.  Includes a link to the text of the Complaint for Permanent Injunction filed against AT&T.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

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

 

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