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FTC Consumer Protection Staff Updates Agency’s Guidance to Search Engine Industry on the Need to Distinguish between Advertisements and Search Results

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

Press release on agency action to warn search engines about blurring of ads and search results with links to text of letters sent.  From the Federal Trade Commission


National Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Latin America,Mexico

Describes progress made since the 2011 border strategy was devised and provides updated objectives  and actions to respond to evolving threats.  From the Office of National Drug Control Policy


Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2012-13: Degrees and other Awards Conferred, 2011-12; and 12 Month Enrollment, 2011-12: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Revises a report released in May 2013. From the National Center for Education Statistics


Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States: Results from the 2011-12 Private School Universe Survey: First Look

Categories: Education,Statistics

Covers school size, level, religious orientation, association membership, geographic region, and program emphasis.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


A Review of Gun Safety Technologies

Categories: Guns,Science/Technology

Examines existing and emerging gun safety technologies, how they work, and their availability in so-called smart guns or personalized firearms.  From the National Institute of Justice


Conference Board Takes Over International Labor Statistics Program from the U.S. Government

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Press release announcing that the private organization, the Conference Board, will take over publication of the international labor statistics program, formerly conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  BLS was forced to abandon the program due to budget cuts.  Data from 34 countries will continue to be available to the public at no cost.  From the Conference Board


Internet Pharmacies: Federal Agencies and States Face Challenges Combating Rogue Sites, Particularly Those Abroad

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Federal State Relations,Health/Medical

Describes how rogue sites violate state and federal laws, the risks of purchasing prescription drugs online, and the problems in trying to prosecute operators. From the Government Accountability Office


Cloture Attempts on Nominations: Data and Historical Development

Categories: Congress,Govt Processes/Organization

Describes the history of cloture as a tactic in nomination matters to cut off debate in the Senate.  Includes a table which covers cloture attempts and actions on nominations, 1949-2012. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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