Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

2014 Financial Literacy Annual Report

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets

Describes the agency’s financial literacy strategy and the activities undertaken over the past year to enhance financial literacy among the American public.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


Community Partnership Guidebook for Libraries: How Libraries Can Build Relationships to Create Financial Education Programs for their Communities

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets,Libraries/Museums

A guidebook to help libraries connect with individuals and organizations to develop financial education programs for consumers.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


Measuring Broadband America: 2014: A Report on Consumer Wireline Broadband Performance in the U.S.

Measures the network performance delivered to a representative sample of the population.  Finds that ISPs now deliver 101% of advertised speeds.  Reports on DSL, cable, fiber, and satellite-based services.  From the Federal Communications Commission



FDA and EPA Issue Updated Draft Advice for Fish Consumption

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition!OpenDocument

Calls for pregnant and breast-feeding women and young children to eat more fish lower in mercury for developmental and health benefits.  From the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration


Virginia Roads

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Recreation/Travel,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Shows the status of current and planned road construction and repair projects in Virginia.  Also provides information on current lane closures, travel advisories, park and ride lots, toll facilities, scenic roads, various types of maps and more.  From the Virginia Department of Transportation


MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Telecommunications/Internet


Suggestions for evaluating the quality of health information found on web sites.  From the National Library of Medicine


Big Data and Consumer Privacy in the Internet Economy: Request for Public Comment

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Telecommunications/Internet

Seeks comment from commercial, academic, and public interest sectors on how big data developments affect the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.  From the National Telecommunications and Information Administration


MERS in the Arabian Peninsula

Categories: Asia,Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical

Describes current threat posed by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome for travelers and what they can do to prevent exposure.  Also provides links to more current information. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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