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Earl Gregg Swem Library

In the Matter of Facebook Inc.

Categories: Business/Economics,Privacy,Telecommunications/Internet

Text of a 2011 consent decree between Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission relating to the alleged failure of Facebook to protect the privacy of users from operators of platform applications.  The decree has been cited in recent accounts of the Cambridge Analytica controversy.  From the Federal Trade Commission


The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2018 to 2028

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

Estimates that the federal budget deficit will grow substantially over the next few years, then stabilize at a high level by historical standards.  Sees federal deficit rising to nearly 100% of GDP by 2028.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Balanced International Trade in Services

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

New data product which attempts to improve availability of international trade in services among OECD and non-OECD countries.  Covers bilateral trade relations involving 11 main categories of services for 191 countries.  From the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development


Defining and Measuring the Digital Economy, 2005-2016

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

Spreadsheet with time series of digital economy estimates for a recent 12 year span.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


Defining and Measuring the Digital Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

A working paper explaining how an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department will be trying to measure the digital portion of the U.S. economy.  The project seeks to calculate the digital economy’s contribution to U. S. GDP.    From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


Art and Culture Grow for Fourth Straight Year

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Business/Economics,Statistics

Arts and cultural economic activity nationwide increased an inflation-adjusted 4.9% in 2015.  Arts and cultural activity accounted for 4.2% of U.S. gross domestic product or $763.6 billion.  Offers detailed information by state and type of arts activity.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


Manufacturing and International Trade Report: 2016

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

Compares export and import data from 10 digit harmonized code system with U.S. 7 digit NAICS codes for U.S. manufactured products.  From the Census Bureau


2018 Trade Policy Agenda and 2017 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program

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

The major annual description of the administration’s trade policy objectives.  Covers trade agreements in effect, trade enforcement activities, trade policy development, and a section on the World Trade Organization.  Issued as the president announces new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum will be introduced.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


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