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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Drivers of U.S. Economic Competitiveness

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment

Looks at the impact of foreign investment on the U.S. economy, the attractiveness of the U.S. as a destination for foreign investment, and investment trends by geographic and industrial sector.  From the International Trade Administration


GM Ignition Switch Recall: Why Did It Take So Long?

Contains list of documents in 64 binders obtained by congressional oversight committee about
General Motors safety defect which was hidden from the public for years.  From the House Energy and Commerce Committee


SOI Tax Stats, Corporation Source Book: U.S. Total and Sectors Listing

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics,Taxes

Statistical tables on corporate income taxes for 2011.  Covers balance sheets, income statements, taxes, and other selected items.  From the Internal Revenue Service


Payment Choice and the Future of Currency: Insights from Two Billion Retail Transactions

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

Examines transaction data from a large discount chain to study consumer payment choices and forecast how the mix of consumer payment types will evolve and the future demand for currency.  Working Paper 14-09 from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond


Petroleum Refining: Industry’s Outlook Depends on Market Changes and Key Environmental Regulations

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations

Examines recent legal and regulatory changes that have affected the petroleum refining industry and the future of the industry, including domestic consumption levels and demand from foreign markets.  From the Government Accountability Office


2013 Annual Report of the Government of the United States of America for the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative

Categories: Business/Economics,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Geology/Mining,Treaties

Describes U.S. activities over the past year to implement the principles created to minimize human rights risks associated with extractive minerals activities by a group of countries, businesses, and nongovernmental organizations.  The voluntary principles are considered a benchmark for responsible business practice in the most challenging environments.  From the State Department


Growing Risk in the Insurance Sector

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets

Warns of important risks in the insurance industry that are similar to weaknesses in the banking sector before the recession of 2008-2009.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis


Multifactor Productivity Trends: 2012

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports that private nonfarm business sector multifactor productivity increased at a 1.5% annual rate in 2012.  Provides historical statistics back to the late 1980s.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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