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Earl Gregg Swem Library

“Gavel-to-Gavel”: The Watergate Scandal and Public Television

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Govt/Business Scandals,History

An online exhibit which includes the evening rebroadcasts of the Watergate hearings by public television, a cast of characters identifying the main figures, as well as the impeachment hearings which followed.  From the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, the Library of Congress and WGBH.


In the Matter of Facebook Inc.

Categories: Business/Economics,Privacy,Telecommunications/Internet

Text of a 2011 consent decree between Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission relating to the alleged failure of Facebook to protect the privacy of users from operators of platform applications.  The decree has been cited in recent accounts of the Cambridge Analytica controversy.  From the Federal Trade Commission


Findings of the Investigation into China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation Under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

Reports on the results of a U.S. investigation into China’s intellectual property and technology transfer actions with regard to U.S. exports. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


2018 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

Latest annual report documenting foreign trade and investment barriers facing American exports.  Once again one of the major complaints deals with China and the alleged forced transfer of technology to gain access to Chinese markets.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


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


One in Five Counties See Decrease in Uninsured Rate for the Population Under Age 65

Categories: Health Insurance,Maps/Geography,Statistics

Reports on findings from the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates Program, which is the source for single-year estimates of the number of people with and without health insurance coverage for each of the 3,141 U.S. counties. From the Census Bureau


New U.S. Census Bureau Data Links College Degrees and Earnings

Categories: Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Press release announcing the availability of the first data sets from a program on labor market outcomes for college graduates.  The initial data covers students who graduated from the University of Texas System.  From the Census Bureau


Tables of Summary Health Statistics

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Provides statistics in PDF and Excel formats for various health categories for U.S. such as overnight hospital stays, type of health insurance coverage, health status by selected characteristics with 193 categories in all. From the National Center for Health Statistics


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