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The Creative Wealth of Nations: How the Performing Arts Can Advance Development and Human Progress

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Business/Economics,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment,Recreation/Travel

http://www-wds.worldbank.org/servlet/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/11/19/000158349_20141119134241/Rendered/PDF/WPS7118.pdf

Examines the role that performing arts play in the wealth of nations and offers policy options to promote the performing arts as a promising component of economic and social development.  From the World Bank

 

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Environment,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Treaties

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2015/544564/EXPO_BRI%282015%29544564_EN.pdf

Provides a series of links to and summaries of policy papers relating to the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.  The papers cover such issues as impact of the partnership on agriculture, employment, the environment, food safety, and more.  From the European Parliament

 

Fact Sheet: U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of the Treasury Announcement of Regulatory Amendments to the Cuba Sanctions

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Recreation/Travel

http://www.commerce.gov/news/fact-sheets/2015/01/15/fact-sheet-us-department-commerce-and-us-department-treasury-announcemen

Describes the revised Cuban Assets Control Regulations and Export Administration Regulations which implement the changes toward Cuba announced by President Obama in December 2014.  The changes relate to travel to and trade with Cuba, financial services and more.  From the Commerce Department

 

U.S. Crude Oil Export Policy: Background and Considerations

Categories: Congress,Energy,Environment,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Prices/Inflation

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43442.pdf

Examines the historical reasons for restrictions on the exporting of crude oil by the U.S., the current push to drop or revise the ban, and various considerations that need to be kept in mind including price effects, energy security, international trade policy, and environmental issues. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

2015 Pocket Guide to Transportation

Categories: Energy,Environment,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/Pocket%20Guide%202015.pdf

A collection of statistics that provides key information and highlights major trends in the U.S. transportation system.  Covers infrastructure, moving people and goods, economic issues, safety, and the environment.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

2014 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2014-Report-to-Congress-Final.pdf

Annual report by the U.S. on the degree of China’s compliance with World Trade Organization commitments.  Identifies  areas where progress has been achieved and areas of concern.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

2012 Manufacturing and International Trade Report

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/Press-Release/MITR/2012/2012%20Manufacturing%20and%20International%20Trade%20Report.pdf

A new annual federal report that covers manufacturing data on the value of product shipments and associated export/import data.   From the Census Bureau

 

Effect of Increased Levels of Liquefied Natural Gas Exports on U.S. Energy Markets

Categories: Energy,Foreign Trade/Investment,Prices/Inflation

http://www.eia.gov/analysis/requests/fe/pdf/lng.pdf

Updates a 2012 study on whether permitting increased exports of natural gas will affect energy prices in U.S. markets.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

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