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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Report on the Troubled Asset Relief Program: April 2014

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness,Manufacturing,Transportation

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45260-TARP.pdf

Estimates that the TARP program will cost the government $27 billion with most of the cost going to assistance to American International Group, the automotive industry, and grant programs aimed at avoiding home mortgage foreclosures.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Productivity and Costs by Industry: Manufacturing Industries 2012

Categories: Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/prin_03272014.pdf

Labor productivity rose in 54% of the manufacturing industries covered in and unit labor costs declined in 39% of the industries in 2012.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Mining, Quarrying, Oil and Gas Extraction Booming, According to First Results from 2012 Economic Census

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Geology/Mining,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/economic_census/cb14-52.html

Press release with links to detailed statistical tables.  From the Census Bureau

 

Nanomanufacturing: Emergence and Implications for U.S. Competitiveness, the Environment, and Human Health

Categories: Business/Economics,Health/Medical,Manufacturing,Science/Technology

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/660591.pdf

Reports on a July 2013 conference where participants discussed the future of nanomanufacturing, investments in such technology, challenges to U.S. competitiveness, and concerns about human health.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

The Surprisingly Swift Decline of U.S. Manufacturing Employment

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2014/201404/201404pap.pdf

Explores the link between the sharp drop in U.S. manufacturing employment beginning in 2001 and  a change in U.S. trade policy that eliminated potential tariff increases on Chinese imports.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

 

Widespread Growth Across Industries in 2012: Revised Statistics of Gross Domestic Product by Industry for 1997-2012

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/industry/gdpindustry/2014/pdf/gdpind12_rev.pdf

Provides new and expanded statistics on industry sources of U.S. economic growth in 2012.  20 of 22 industry groups contributed to the 2.8% increase in real GDP.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Implementation of Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS): Issues for Congress

Categories: Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43346.pdf

Analyzes data from a variety of Department of Homeland Security documents to present a historical overview of performance to date in a program charged with regulating security at high-risk chemical facilities.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer

Categories: Environment,Health/Medical,Manufacturing,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL34511.pdf

Provides an overview of major concerns of Congress with nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, including federal research and development, U.S. competitiveness, environmental health and safety concerns, and public attitudes toward nanotechnology. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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