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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Sharing Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators: An FTC Staff Report

Categories: Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

Describes how disruptive innovation has been transforming the for-hire transportation and short-term lodging industries and the benefits/problems caused by such disruption. This document reports on the ideas and issues covered at a June 2015 workshop.  From the Federal Trade Commission


Management and Accountability of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization,Virginia Issues

Criticizes the partnership for a lack of effective strategy, operational guidance, accountability and performance measures and more.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Local Area Personal Income: 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Reports that personal income grew in 2,552 counties, fell in 548, and was unchanged in 13.   Incomes rose more in metropolitan than nonmetropolitan areas.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business

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

A guide for businesses on how to secure personal information of customers.  Presents 5 key principles for a sound data security plan.  From the Federal Trade Commission

Office of the Special Inspector General to the Troubled Assets Relief Program Quarterly Report to Congress, October 2016

Categories: Business/Economics,Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines

Includes a widely noted proposal that Congress remove the insulation around Wall Street CEOs by requiring senior executives to sign an annual certification that there is no criminal conduct or civil fraud in their organization.  The proposal would motivate CEOs to institute strong internal antifraud controls and make easier the prosecution of CEOs at large errant Wall Street firms.  From the Office of the Special Inspector General for TARP


Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade: 2016 Annual Report

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

Presents an overview of recent U.S. trade in services and highlights some of the service sectors and geographic markets that contributed substantially to recent service trade performance.  The 2016 report focuses on financial services.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission


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.


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