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Daily Archives: December 26, 2013

More than 11 Million: Unauthorized Immigrants and Their Families

More than 11 Million: Unauthorized Immigrants and Their Families – Fact sheet – María E. Enchautegui – Urban Institute, December 23, 2013

“In 2012, the population of unauthorized immigrants in the US was estimated at 11.7 million. The “11 million” has become a common reference in media and policy discussions alike. The possibility of a pathway to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants is one of the most  controversial issues in current discussions of immigration reform. But the effects of a legalization program go well beyond the 11 million, because it is certain to affect not only the undocumented but also their families. This fact sheet presents information on unauthorized immigrants’ households, putting in clear view the widespread effects of a legalization program for the currently undocumented. The family members of undocumented immigrants—the majority of whom are US-born citizens and under the age of 18—are a large but often overlooked group with a fundamental stake in legalization.  This sheet uses data from the 2012 Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Current Population Survey to assign immigration status and it focuses on households containing at least  one unauthorized immigrant.”

Report – Rebalancing the Global Economy

“In this special report, students from the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies examine current trends and recent developments shaping today’s global marketplace. The articles cover a wide variety of topics ranging from technology, innovation and brand building to infrastructure, entrepreneurship and social impact. A section on consumer markets looks at the popularityContinue Reading

NPR – Russian Warheads Fuel U.S. Power Plants

NPR – GEOFF BRUMFIEL: “Here’s a remarkable fact: For the past two decades, 10 percent of all the electricity consumed in the United States has come from Russian nuclear warheads. It was all part of a deal struck at the end of the Cold War. That deal wraps up today, when the final shipment of fuel arrivesContinue Reading

Lifespan extension by cranberry supplementation partially requires SOD2 and is life stage independent

Lifespan extension by cranberry supplementation partially requires SOD2 and is life stage independent – Yaning Sun, Jason Yolitz, Thomas Alberico, Xiaoping Sun, Sige Zou. Experimental Gerontology – Volume 50, February 2014, Pages 57–63 “Many nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals have been shown to promote healthspan and lifespan. However, the mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of prolongevity interventions and the time points at which interventions should beContinue Reading

Federal Reserve Board issues final rule on treatment of uninsured U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks

“The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday approved a final rule clarifying the treatment of uninsured U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks under section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, commonly known as the swaps push out provision.  The final rule adopts without change the interim final rule issued byContinue Reading

FDIC – Supervisory Insights, December 2013

FDIC – Supervisory Insights, December 2013. Vol. 10, Issue 2 Winter 2013.  “Supervisory Insights is published by the FDIC’s Division of Risk Management Supervision to promote sound principles and practices for bank supervision. Articles in the Winter 2013 issue include: Industry Trends Highlight Importance of Effective Interest-Rate Risk Management – During the recent sustained low interest rate environment, the bankingContinue Reading

Why Your Family Name Was Not Changed at Ellis Island

New York Public Library – Why Your Family Name Was Not Changed at Ellis Island (and One That Was) by Philip Sutton, Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, July 2, 2013. “Between 1892 and 1954, over twelve million people entered the United States through the immigration inspection station atContinue Reading

Leverage, Systemic Risk and Financial System Health

Leverage, Systemic Risk and Financial System Health: How Do We Develop a Healthy Financial System? by Angela Turcott. Washington University in Saint Louis – John M. Olin Business School, December 24, 2013. “This paper briefly discusses the causes of the 2007-09 financial crisis and the extent to which the systemic risk that buffeted this crisis was linked toContinue Reading

FBI Releases Annual Crime Statistics from National Incident-Based Reporting System

News release: “..the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released its second compilation of annual data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The report, NIBRS 2012, presents core tables about incident and offense data submitted by a third of the nation’s law enforcement agencies that participate in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, as wellContinue Reading