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Summary of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Describes five defining features of the trade agreement which is designed to promote open trade and regional integration. Also provides a summary of the 30 chapters covering such topics as trade rules, customs, intellectual property, electronic commerce, labor, environment, competition policy, and dispute settlement. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministers’ Statement

Categories: Asia,Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Treaties

Press release which announces the conclusion of the trade agreement among trade ministers of the 12 countries involved in the negotiations. Also describes next steps before implementation can occur. Claims to promote liberalized trade arrangements in goods and services while taking into account differing levels of development among the countries. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Deep-Sea Mining

Categories: Environment,Geology/Mining,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Treaties

Describes the mineral deposit types being considered by British planners, proposed extraction methods, potential environmental effects, mitigation options, and the legal framework governing such activity in international waters. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Remarks by President Obama to the United Nations General Assembly

Categories: Headlines,Presidency,United Nations

Speech delivered during the UN General Debate at the beginning of the 70th UN session, September 2015. From the White House


Multifactor Productivity Trends for Detailed Industries, 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

Reports that productivity increased in 38 of the 86 4-digit NAICS manufacturing industries in 2013. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Hospitalization, Readmission, and Death Experience of Noninstutionalized Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries Aged 65 and Over

Categories: Births/Deaths,Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

In 2012 nearly one-fifth of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries who were discharged from a hospital were readmitted within 30 days. Also tracks the number of such readmissions which result in death. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Births in the United States, 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women,Youth

This report presents key demographic and maternal/infant health indicators by race and Hispanic origin. Also includes trends in fertility rates, teen birth rates, and cesarean and preterm birth rates. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Racial and Gender Disparities in Suicide Among Young Adults Aged 18-24: United States, 2009-2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics,Youth

Suicide was the second leading cause of death among young adults in the U.S. in 2013. This report examines suicide rates and methods among young adults by sex and race and Hispanic origin. From the National Center for Health Statistics


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