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Daily Archives: September 5, 2013

Predicting Recessions in Real-Time

Predicting Recessions in Real-Time: Mining Google Trends and Electronic Payments Data for Clues, Greg Tkacz  -Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics, St Francis Xavier University. September 2013 “Many official economic indicators are released with a time lag, released infrequently and often require revision. In this Commentary , I discuss new sources of… Continue Reading

Explaining Extreme Events of 2012 from a Climate Perspective

“Human influences are having an impact on some extreme weather and climate events, according to the report Explaining Extreme Events of 2012 from a Climate Perspective released September 5, 2013 by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Scientists from NOAA served as three of the four lead editors on the report. Overall, 18 different research… Continue Reading

GPO Posts President Nixon’s Watergate Grand Jury Testimony Transcripts

“GPO and the National Archives provide public access to the transcripts of President Richard Nixon’s Watergate grand jury testimony. The collection includes 26 recently opened files from the National Archives’ Records of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force including transcripts of President Nixon’s grand jury testimony of June 23-24, 1975.” Continue Reading

GPO Makes Available Post JFK Assassination Audio Tape Recordings

“Audio tape recordings of conversations that took place after the Kennedy assassination are available at GPO and the National Archives. November 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The audio tape recordings are of conversations between various individuals in Washington, DC, Air Force One pilots, and officials on… Continue Reading

Pew – Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online

Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online by Lee Rainie, Sara Kiesler, Ruogu Kang, Mary Madden Sep 5, 2013 “A new survey finds that most internet users would like to be anonymous online, but many think it is not possible to be completely anonymous online. Some of the key findings: 86% of internet users have taken steps… Continue Reading

Guardian – US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet

James Ball, Julian Borger and Glenn Greenwald – NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records: “US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according to top-secret documents revealed by former contractor Edward… Continue Reading

Household Food Security in the United States in 2012

Household Food Security in the United States in 2012 – by Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Mark Nord, and Anita Singh , Economic Research Report No. (ERR-155) 41 pp, September 2013 “An estimated 14.5 percent of American households were food insecure at least some time during the year in 2012, meaning they lacked access to enough food for… Continue Reading

Map the Meal Gap – Food Insecurity in Your County

“Feeding America first published the Map the Meal Gap project in early 2011, with the generous support of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and The Nielsen Company, to learn more about the face of hunger at the local level. In August, 2011, with the support of the ConAgra Foods Foundation, child food insecurity data was… Continue Reading

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Employment

CRS – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Employment: A Legal Analysis of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Jody Feder, Legislative Attorney; Cynthia Brougher, Legislative Attorney. July 15, 2013 “Introduced in various incarnations in every congressional session since the 103rd Congress, the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA; H.R. 1755/S. 815) would prohibit discrimination based… Continue Reading

Job Patterns for Minorities and Women in Private Industry

Job Patterns for Minorities and Women in Private Industry (EEO-1) “As part of its mandate under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission requires periodic reports from public and private employers, and unions and labor organizations which indicate the composition of their work forces by sex… Continue Reading