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Daily Archives: September 13, 2013

GAP Reports – Disability Insurance, Interstate Compacts

Commission on Long-Term Care Summary of Recommendations

“The Commission on Long-Term Care met on September 12, 2013 and voted in favor of putting the Final Report forward as the broad agreement of the Commission. A summary of the recommendations is available here. The Call to Action is available here. A press release on the Committee vote is available here. The full FinalContinue Reading

The LexisNexis® 15th Annual Mortgage Fraud Report

The LexisNexis® 15th Annual Mortgage Fraud Report, August 2013 “As the mortgage industry heads into the latter part of 2013, the housing market is showing signs of positive growth. According to the National Association of Realtor’s (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) which is based on purchase contracts, in May 2013, pending home sales wereContinue Reading

CRS – Syria’s Chemical Weapons: Issues for Congress

Syria’s Chemical Weapons: Issues for Congress. Mary Beth D. Nikitin, Coordinator, Specialist in Nonproliferation; Paul K. Kerr, Analyst in Nonproliferation; Andrew Feickert, Specialist in Military Ground Forces. September 12, 2013 “Syria has produced, stored, and weaponized chemical agents, but it remains dependent on foreign suppliers for chemical precursors. The regime of President Bashar al AsadContinue Reading

Possible U.S. Intervention in Syria: Issues for Congress

Possible U.S. Intervention in Syria: Issues for Congress. Christopher M. Blanchard, Coordinator, Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs; Jeremy M. Sharp, Coordinator, Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs. September 12, 2013 “Reports of a mass casualty chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus are reshaping the long-running and contentious debate over possible U.S. intervention in Syria’sContinue Reading

CRS – Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel Abroad

Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel Abroad: Legislative and Executive Branch Initiatives. Alex Tiersky, Analyst in Foreign Affairs. September 12, 2013 “The September 11, 2012, attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, prompted sustained congressional attention on the specific circumstances of the events in question, as well as broader questions regarding how U.S. diplomatic personnelContinue Reading

Bloomberg Visual Charts of Billionaires

Today’s rankings of the world’s richest people – Index is a daily ranking of the world’s richest – Visual charts provide bios. Provides the ability to: Explore – Rank – Plot – Map specific individuals and groups. Includes key data points:  citizenships, genders, ages, sources of wealth.

EC Database on Transnational Company Agreements

Database on Transnational Company Agreements “The database contains all  transnational company agreements and texts identified and catalogued by the European Commission. It also contains sheets with details on every company and agreement. You can only download texts and agreements for which we obtained an authorization to publish by at least one signatory. There are two possibleContinue Reading