Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Enhanced Cyber Risk Management Standards

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

Proposed regulation on establishing minimum standards for large financial institutions to protect against and respond to hackers who try to penetrate customer financial accounts.  From the Federal Reserve, FDIC, and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Measuring the Representation of Women and Minorities in the SBIC Program

Categories: African Americans,Business/Economics,Hispanics,Women

Examines how the racial and gender identity of Small Business Investment Companies’ boards is related to investment decisions they make, especially as to the race and gender of the owners of companies they invest in.  Includes research results on racial and gender diversity in the finance community and measures of diversity in the SBIC Program.  From the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress, sponsored by the Small Business Administration.


Conflicts of Interest and the Presidency

Categories: Business/Economics,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency

Brief study on whether there are legal requirements that a U.S. president relinquish his/her control of business interests while serving in the office.  Includes a history of presidential practices and a paragraph on issues in the 2016 election.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Personal Consumption Expenditures by State, 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

Growth in state personal consumption expenditures—goods or services purchased by households—dropped to 3.6% on average in 2015 from 4.4% in 2014.  States with the fastest growth in PCE were Florida, Oregon, and Colorado.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


Five States Account for Half of U.S. Business R&D in 2013: New Data for Metropolitan Areas Available

Categories: Business/Economics,Science/Technology,Statistics

California, Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas, and Washington accounted for half of the research and development paid for and performed by companies in the U.S. in 2013.  Provides R&D investment info for each state, profiles for the 10 leading states, and R&D spending by leading metro areas.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Statistical Yearbook [United Nations] 2016 Edition

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Environment,Statistics,United Nations

Offers statistics on social, economic, and environmental conditions at the national, regional, and world levels.  Contents are under review and this edition is shorter than previous ones.  From the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs


How Preferential Trade Agreements Affect the U. S. Economy

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

This report examines the economic literature on trade and trade agreements and summarizes its findings  on how trade and preferential agreements have affected the U.S. economy.  Includes a brief history of trade agreements.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Freight Facts and Figures 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Environment,Statistics,Transportation

Covers the volume and value of freight flows in the U.S., the condition and performance of the freight network, and the safety, energy, and environmental implications of freight transportation. From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.


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