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Earl Gregg Swem Library

National Senior Investment Initiative

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Elderly,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://www.sec.gov/ocie/reportspubs/sec-finra-national-senior-investor-initiative-report.pdf

Focuses on the types of securities purchased by senior investors, the suitability of recommended investments, the training of brokerage representatives, marketing and other aspects of how investment firms deal with seniors.  From the Securities and Exchange Commission

 

The Impact of Foreclosures on Neighborhood Crime

Categories: Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Housing/Homelessness

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/248653.pdf

Examines whether and how elevated foreclosures affect different types of crime in the surrounding area by looking at five cities across the U.S.   From the National Criminal Justice Reference Service

 

Consumers and Mobile Financial Services 2015

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/consumers-and-mobile-financial-services-report-201503.pdf

Examines trends in the adoption and use of mobile banking, payments, and shopping behavior and how mobile financial services affect consumers’ interaction with financial institutions.  From the Federal Reserve

 

U. S. Net International Investment Position: End of the Fourth Quarter and Year 2014

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

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/intinv/2015/pdf/intinv414.pdf

U.S. net international investment position was -6,915.3 billion as the value of U.S. liabilities exceeded the value of U.S. assets.   Table shows detailed breakdown by type of investment.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

CFPB Considers Proposal to End Payday Debt Traps

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations

http://www.consumerfinance.gov/newsroom/cfpb-considers-proposal-to-end-payday-debt-traps/

Agency press release about plans to develop regulations that protect consumers against predatory lending practices.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Trends in Long-Term Unemployment

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2015/long-term-unemployment/

Examines trends in long-term unemployment following the Great Recession of 2007-2009 and the characteristics of people who have experienced lengthy unemployment.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Arbitration Study: Report to Congress

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations

http://www.consumerfinance.gov/f/201503_cfpb_arbitration-study-report-to-congress-2015.pdf

Studies the use of arbitration agreements in financial contracts and how they restrict consumer rights to seek redress through class action suits.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Systemic Importance Indicators for 33 U.S. Bank Holding Companies: An Overview of Recent Data

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Statistics

http://financialresearch.gov/briefs/files/2015-02-12-systemic-importance-indicators-for-us-bank-holding-companies.pdf

Evaluates the importance of the largest U.S. bank holding companies by comparing their scores on size, interconnectedness, complexity, global activity, and dominance in certain customer services.  From the Office of Financial Research of the Treasury Department

 

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