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Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2017-18; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2016-17; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2016-17: First Look, Preliminary Data

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

A collection of recent data on higher education showing modest increases in the cost of attendance.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


American Patients First

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Subtitled: The Trump Administration Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs.  Calls for lower prescription drug prices through improved competition and negotiation among Part D plan providers, but stops short of using Medicare’s concentrated power to negotiate for lower prices.  From the Department of Health and Human Services


Consumer Expenditures in 2016

Categories: Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Show average expenditures, income, and characteristics for consumer units.  Highlights spending patterns for 2016, including a brief discussion of expenditure changes for the year.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Annual Energy Outlook 2018 with Projections to 2050

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Offers projections of U.S. energy markets in the near future with strong domestic production and flat domestic energy demand leading to more U.S. energy exports.  From the Energy Information Administration


Expenditures of the Aged Chartbook, 2015

Categories: Elderly,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Examines the expenditures of those mostly 65 or older to determine the adequacy of economic resources of the elderly. Shows how expenditures are distributed by total income and by expenditure categories.   From the Social Security Administration


Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenses for Non-elderly Families by Income and Family Structure, 2015

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

In 2015 the median amount paid by non-elderly families for health care was $451.  Describes variations in amount by family structure and income.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Drug Industry: Profits, Research and Development Spending, and Merger and Acquisition Deals

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Antitrust/Monopoly,Business/Economics,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation

Retail prescription drug expenditures have been growing as a percentage of total health care spending.  This report traces changes in the financial performance and structure of the drug industry, the effects on R&D spending and new drug approvals, and how potential consolidation might affect drug prices and new drug development.  From the Government Accountability Office



Selected Charts from Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials

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

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


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