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Federal Reserve Board Statistical Releases: a Publications History

Finance and Economics Discussion Series Divisions of Research & Statistics and Monetary Affairs Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C. – Federal Reserve Board Statistical Releases: a Publications History, Sian L. Seldin, 2016-016.
“The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System has published extensive statistical information on the U.S. economy and banking industry since 1914. This information has been published in various formats, usually referred to as “statistical releases.” Titles and release numbers of the publications have changed frequently. Federal Reserve Board Statistical Releases: a Publications History describes these changes; it is a convenient tool that lightens the burden of tracing the titles and release numbers by providing history in a single location.”

WTO Statistics Database

Welcome to the WTO Statistics Database, which allows you to retrieve statistical information in the following presentations. The Trade Profiles provide predefined information leaflets on the trade situation of members, observers and other selected economies; The Tariff Profiles provide information on the market access situation of members, observers and other selected economies; The Services Profiles… Continue Reading

Mortgage Servicing: Community Lenders Remain Active under New Rules, but CFPB Needs More Complete Plans for Reviewing Rules

Mortgage Servicing: Community Lenders Remain Active under New Rules, but CFPB Needs More Complete Plans for Reviewing Rules, GAO-16-448: Published: Jun 23, 2016. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2016. “As of September 30, 2015, community lenders held about $3.1 billion in MSRs on their balance sheets. Servicing is a part of holding all mortgage loans, but… Continue Reading

Will Long Term Care Ruin Retirement Plans?

Crook, Michael W. and Sutedja, Ronald, Will Long Term Care Ruin Retirement Plans? (July 24, 2016). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2813771 “Long term care expenses represent a known unknown in retirement planning. A large majority of households will need some sort of long term care support as they age and costs for certain types… Continue Reading

Locked Up: Fear, Racism, Prison Economics, and the Incarceration of Native Youth

Rolnick, Addie, Locked Up: Fear, Racism, Prison Economics, and the Incarceration of Native Youth (2016). 40 Am. Indian Culture & Research J. 55, 2016. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2810386 “Native youth are disproportionately incarcerated, often for relatively minor offenses. One potential solution is to move more Native youth out of federal and state courts… Continue Reading

How Is the Federal Government Using the Internet of Things?

How Is the Federal Government Using the Internet of Things? By Daniel Castro, Joshua New & Alan McQuinn. July 25, 2016: “The Internet of Things (IoT)—a term used to describe the set of physical objects embedded with sensors or actuators and connected to a network—offers numerous opportunities for the federal government to cut costs and… Continue Reading

HHS issues funding opportunities for Info Sharing and Analysis Organization for health and public health sector

“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) today announced two cooperative agreement funding opportunities for an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) for the Healthcare and Public Health sector.  “Establishing robust threat information sharing infrastructure… Continue Reading

At the top of the world a climate disaster is unfolding that will impact the lives of more than 1 billion people

Crisis on high – At the top of the world a climate disaster is unfolding that will impact the lives of more than 1 billion people. By China correspondent Matthew Carney, photography by Wayne McAllister “Deep in the Himalayas sits a remote research station that is tracking an alarming trend in climate change, with implications… Continue Reading

BBC open access to archive of plans for response to nuclear war

BBC Magazine – The BBC’s detailed plans for nuclear war: “For the first time, the BBC has given detailed access to the plans it drew up in the Cold War for a Wartime Broadcasting System to operate in the event of nuclear war. Paul Reynolds, a former BBC diplomatic and foreign correspondent, has been studying… Continue Reading

Law Journals: Submissions and Ranking, 2008 – 2015

Washington and Lee School of Law – “The purpose of the Law Journal Rankings Project is to give scholars a resource to locate law journals by subject, country or publication, or ranking (where available), to display journal editorial information, and to facilitate an author’s article submission to those journals. . The site currently ranks journals… Continue Reading

Report – Mitigating the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

Mitigating the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage – Top Insights and Actions from Cisco Security Advisory Services “Increasingly sophisticated threat campaigns. High-profile data breaches. Determined threat actors. The sophistication of the technology and tactics used by criminals has outpaced the ability of IT and security professionals to address these threats. Security Magazine reports that “most organizations do… Continue Reading

Police and Crime: Evidence from Cops 2.0

Mello, Steven, Police and Crime: Evidence from Cops 2.0 (July 6, 2016). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2812701 “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act increased funding for the Department of Justice’s local police hiring (COPS) grant program from $20 million in 2008 to $1 billion in 2009 and over $150 million annually in 2010-2012. Among… Continue Reading