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Selected Charts from Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Foreign Trade/Investment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/85463/ap-078.pdf?v=43025

A collection of 34 charts and maps presenting information on the farm sector, food prices, food security, rural communities, agricultural production and trade and more.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Social Security Announces 2.0 Percent Benefit Increase for 2018

Categories: Prices/Inflation,Retirement/Social Security

https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/#/post/10-2017-1

Announces the Cost of Living Adjustment for the coming year based on the movement of the Consumer Price Index.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Personal Consumption Expenditures by State, 2016

Categories: Business/Economics,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/pce/2017/pdf/pce1017.pdf

State personal consumption expenditures grew on average 4% in 2016, the same as in 2015.  The range was 6.2% in Utah to 0.2% in North Dakota with Virginia at 3.6%.   From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

FREDcast Forecasting Game

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

https://research.stlouisfed.org/useraccount/fredcast/

Economic forecasting game involving CPI inflation, GDP growth, unemployment, and payroll jobs.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

 

H.R. 3840: The Affordable College Textbook Act

Categories: Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations,Prices/Inflation

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3840?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22affordable+college+textbook+act%22%5D%7D&r=1

Legislation introduced in Congress to expand the use of open textbooks to bring about savings for students.  Provides text of the introduced bill and allows for tracking of progress through legislative process.  From Congress.gov

 

Expenditures on Admissions to the Arts, Movies, Sporting Events, and other Entertainment

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Athletics/Exercise,Libraries/Museums,Prices/Inflation,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2017/expenditures-on-arts-movies-sporting-events-and-other-entertainments-and-recreational-activities/pdf/expenditures-on-arts-movies-sporting-events-and-other-entertainments-and-recreational-activities.pdf

In 2015 Americans spent an average of $652 on fees and admissions for entertainment.  The figures do not include spending on out-of-town events because of inadequacies in the data.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

2017-18 Tuition and Fees Report: Tuition and Fees at Virginia’s State-Supported Colleges and Universities

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/docs/default-source/Reports-and-Studies/2017/tuition-and-fees-report-2017-18d557ba50bece61aeb256ff000079de01.pdf

Finds an average increase of 5.4% in tuition and mandatory fees in Fall 2017.  Also covers tuition and fee trends in Virginia over the past 25 years, trends in tuition increases at the national level, and tables with individual institutional charges.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017: Estimates of Diabetes and Its Burden in the United States

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pdfs/data/statistics/national-diabetes-statistics-report.pdf

Estimates that 30.3 million Americans of all ages had diabetes or 9.4% of the U.S. population and cost factors were estimated to be $345 billion. Also details incidence of diabetes by demographic characteristics and geographic factors.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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