Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

States Perform

Categories: Business/Economics,Crime/Justice,Education,Energy,Environment,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Transportation

Offers access to performance measurement data for the 50 states in 6 areas: fiscal and economic, public safety and justice, energy and environment, transportation, health and human services, and education.  From the Council of State Governments


U.S. International Transactions: Fourth Quarter and Year 2016

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

Reports that the current account deficit increased to $481.2 billion in 2016 from $463 billion in 2015.  Exports of goods and services decreased by more than the decrease in imports of goods and services.   From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

2017 Trade Policy Agenda and 2016 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program

Categories: Business/Economics,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Treaties

Outlines the Trump administration’s four trade priorities: promoting U.S. sovereignty, enforcing U.S. trade laws, expanding goods and services exports, and protecting U.S. intellectual property rights.  Cites preference for bilateral rather than multilateral treaties, and skepticism toward the value of the World Trade Organization.   Includes an annex listing trade agreements entered into by the U.S. since 1984.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Virginia Compared to the Other States: 2017 Edition

Shows how Virginia compares to other states in spending and taxes, education, health, and transportation.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Gross Domestic Product: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2016

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

Real GDP increased 1.4% in the fourth quarter and 1.6% for 2016.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


Below Trend: The U.S. Productivity Slowdown Since the Great Recession

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Labor/Employment

Examines trends in labor productivity as one measure of how well the U.S. economy has recovered from the Great Recession of 2008-2009 and discusses the implications for the economy of slow labor productivity growth.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


International Taxation: Information on the Potential Impact on IRS and U.S. Multinationals of Revised International Guidance on Transfer Pricing

Categories: Business/Economics,Nongovernmental organizations,Taxes

Offers a federal agency’s analysis of how the U.S. could be affected by an international organization’s proposals for curbing the actions of multinational corporations to shift profits from higher tax to lower tax countries.  From the Government Accountability Office


Gross Domestic Product: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2016 (Advance Estimate)

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

Report that real GDP increased at an annual rate of 1.9% I the fourth quarter of 2016 For the entire year, real GDP increased 1.6%.  These are advance estimates subject to later revision. From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


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