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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History

Announces the release of twenty more newly digitized volumes covering diplomatic matters that took place between 1936 and 1939.  From the State Department


Household Healthcare Spending in 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Examines household spending on healthcare and its components.  First examines the relationship between healthcare spending and household income and then the relationship between healthcare spending and the age of the reference person.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Consumer Expenditures, 2015

Categories: Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Annual statistical report on expenditures shows that the average expenditure per consumer unit was $55,978, a 4.6% increase from 2014.  All major components of household spending increased in 2015 with sharpest rises in insurance and education spending.   From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Small Business: Access to Capital and Job Creation

Categories: Business/Economics,Taxes

Examines the debate about how best to assist small businesses:  through loans and other programs promoting access to capital or by business tax reductions and other methods of federal fiscal restraint.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists



How Can the Results of a Presidential Election be Contested?

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Federal State Relations,Latin America,Presidency

Brief discussion of the authority of states and the U.S. Constitution in matters of contested outcomes of a presidential election.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists



Terror Gone Viral: Overview of the 100+ ISIS-Linked Plots Against the West

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism

A report on the scope of ISIS external operations against Western countries as well as terrorist incidents inspired by the group.  Offers a calendar listing incidents on a monthly basis.  From the House Committee on Homeland Security.


Interviewing Conditions in the National Crime Victimization Survey, 1993-2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Describes the circumstances under which interviews were conducted, including collection mode and degree of privacy.  Presents trends in the level and pattern of interviewing conditions and how these conditions vary by characteristics of respondents.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Report and Recommendations: Fighting Elder Financial Exploitation Through Community Networks

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Elderly,Financial Crisis/Markets

This report presents recommendations to existing networks to enhance their community’s collaborative efforts to fight financial exploitation of elderly people.  Offers nine specific recommendations.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


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