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Earl Gregg Swem Library

President Obama’s November 2014 Visit to China: The Bilateral Agreements

Reviews the major agreements on limiting greenhouse gas emissions, products to be covered under a new information technology agreement, a military confidence building measure to reduce military tensions, and extension of student, business, and tourist visas.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Census Bureau Economic Data Show Electric Power Generation Using Renewable Energy Growing

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Statistics


Press release on first  time data on firms that use wind, geothermal, biomass and solar for electric power generation.  The data comes from the 2012 Economic Census which is being released through the American Fact Finder.  From the Census Bureau



Categories: Business/Economics,Great Britain,Statistics

Examines the economic policy in Great Britain which transferred responsibility for an industry or the ownership of a company from the public to the private sector, primarily from the 1980s until the mid-1990s.  Provides a history, an analysis of the motives behind the policy, the different methods of privitisation, and data on trends since 1970.  House of Commons Research Paper 14/61


The State of Recycling in Hampton Roads

Categories: Business/Economics,Environment,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

Provides an overview of recycling in the Hampton Roads region—from the municipalities that provide the curbside service to the businesses that collect, sort, and re-sell the materials.  Also provides information on the jobs created and the economic impact.  From AskHRgreen,org and the Hampton Roads Planning District Commision


Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Procurement,Taxes

Provides the answers to 14 frequently asked questions regarding current restrictions on federal contracting with inverted domestic corporations—corporations that have incorporated abroad to avoid paying U.S. taxes.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Federal Policies and Innovation

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization,Science/Technology

Examines the effects on technological innovation of existing federal government policies and systems and the possible effects of a variety of current proposals for changing those policies and systems.  From the Congressional Budget Office


How CBO Analyzes the Effects of Changes in Federal Fiscal Policies on the Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

Explains how the congressional budget watchdog agency analyzes the long-term and short-term effects of changes in federal spending and tax policy on the U.S. economy.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Consumer Spending and U.S. Employment from the 2007-2009 Recession Through 2022

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Consumer spending is projected to support stable job growth with increasing expenditures on health care, but consumer spending and job growth are expected to grow slower than in the past. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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