Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

2014 Financial Literacy Annual Report

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201407_cfpb_report_financial-literacy-annual-report.pdf

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

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201406_cfpb_partner-guidebook.pdf

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.

http://www.fcc.gov/reports/measuring-broadband-america-2014

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

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/bd4379a92ceceeac8525735900400c27/b8edc480d8cfe29b85257cf20065f826!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

http://virginiaroads.org/

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

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthywebsurfing.html

 

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

http://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/big_data_rfc.pdf

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

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/coronavirus-saudi-arabia-qatar

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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