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2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study … Student Financial Aid Estimates for 2015-16: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Statistics

Describes the percentages of students receiving various types of financial aid and average amounts received, by type of institution attended, attendance pattern, dependency status, and income level.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


GAO Adds Government-wide Personnel Security Clearance Process to “High Risk List”

Categories: Govt Personnel,Homeland Security

Citing delays in the timely processing of security clearances and a backlog of more than 700,000 cases as of September 2017, the Government Accountability Office added the office responsible for carrying out personnel security clearances for the federal government to its High Risk list.  From the Government Accountability Office


2017 Report on the Implementation and Enforcement of Russia’s WTO Commitments

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Russia

Concludes that Russia has done little in 2017 to demonstrate a commitment to the principles of the World Trade Organization especially with regard to opening their economy to exports from other countries.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


2017 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines

Accuses China of continuing to use policies that violate World Trade Organization requirements for open trade.  Special sections on import and export regulation, agriculture, financial and distribution services, and intellectual property rights. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


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


Trends in Hospital Inpatient Stays by Age and Payer, 2000-2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

Presents data on hospital inpatient stays in a recent 15 year period by age group and primary payer.  During the latter part of this period, Medicaid was the top primary payer for those under 18.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Adverse Drug Events in U.S. Hospitals, 2010 Versus 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Adverse drug events are the leading type of nonsurgical adverse event occurring in U.S. hospitals with an estimated 1.6 million events in 2010.  ADEs are increasingly common because of the increased use of prescription drugs.  This report presents characteristics of hospital inpatient stays involving an ADE from 28 states in 2010 and 2014.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


U.S. Copyright Office Virtual Card Catalog

Categories: Copyright/Patents

Provides an index to copyright registrations and other public records relating to ownership of intellectual property.  Allows users to identify original copyright registration records from 1870  through 1977.  A work in progress.  From the U.S. Copyright Office


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