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Daily Archives: January 26, 2014

New on LLRX – Knowledge Discovery Resources 2014

Via LLRX.comKnowledge Discovery Resources 2014 – An Internet Annotated Link Dataset CompilationMarcus P. Zillman’s new guide focuses on a comprehensive, reliable and actionable group of the most current resources for knowledge discovery available on the Web. The sources that Zillman highlights range from academe to non-profits, advocacy groups and the corporate sector. This guide covers topics that include: Data Mining, Web Mining, Knowledge Discovery, Data Analysis, Data Management, Big Data, Open Source and Curation, and P2P knowledge management.

Papers – Cost of Spousal Health Coverage, and Measuring retirement income adequacy

The Cost of Spousal Health Coverage, and The Role of Social Security, Defined Benefits, and Private Retirement Accounts in the Face of the Retirement Crisis. January 2014, Vol. 35, No. 1. Employee Benefit Research Institute. “As of 2012, 7 percent of employers did not cover spouses when other coverage was available to them and 4 percentContinue Reading

Cleveland Fed – Gentrification and Financial Health

Economic Trends: Gentrification and Financial Health, by Daniel Hartley, November 6, 2013. “Gentrification is a form of neighborhood change. While it does not have a precise definition, it is commonly associated with an increase in income, rising home prices or rents, and sometimes with changes in the occupational mix and educational level of neighborhood residents. Gentrification isContinue Reading

January 2014 Vital Signs Issue: Alcohol Screening and Counseling

“At least 38 million adults drink too much and most are not alcoholics. Drinking too much includes binge drinking, high weekly use, and any alcohol use by pregnant women or those under age 21. It causes about 88,000 deaths in the US each year, and costs the economy about $224 billion. Alcohol screening and briefContinue Reading

Reducing Retirement Risk with a Rising Equity Glide Path

Reducing Retirement Risk with a Rising Equity Glide Path by Wade D. Pfau, Ph.D., CFA; and Michael E. Kitces, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RHU, REBC. Journal of Financial Planning, January 2014. Executive Summary:  “This study explores the issue of what is an appropriate default equity glide path for client portfolios during the retirement phase of the lifecycle.Continue Reading

CRS – Internet Television Streaming and Copyright Law

Aereo and FilmOn X: Internet Television Streaming and Copyright Law. Emily M. Lanza, Legislative Attorney. January 13, 2014 “Companies such as Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon have changed how many people watch television programming by offering on-demand, online streaming to their computers,  mobile devices, and gaming consoles. Aereo and FilmOn X also stream television programming over the Internet for aContinue Reading

Energy-Water Nexus: The Water Sector’s Energy Use

CRS - Energy-Water Nexus: The Water Sector’s Energy Use. Claudia Copeland, Specialist in Resources and Environmental Policy, January 3, 2014 “In the United States, more than 400 billion gallons of water is withdrawn daily from surface and ground water sources of freshwater and saline-water to supply domestic uses, agriculture including irrigation, industry, mining, and thermoelectric power. Information about the energy—especially electricity—that isContinue Reading

CRS – Shadow Banking: Background and Policy Issues

Shadow Banking: Background and Policy Issues, Edward V. Murphy, Specialist in Financial Economics, December 31, 2013. “One view of the financial crisis of 2007-2008 is that it was not centered in traditional banking. The term shadow banking “ … refers to credit intermediation involving leverage and maturity transformation that is partly or wholly outside the traditional banking system.” That is,Continue Reading

Use and Characteristics of E-Health Record Systems Among Office-based Physician Practices

Use and Characteristics of Electronic Health Record Systems Among Office-based Physician Practices: United States, 2001–2013. Chun-Ju Hsiao, Ph.D., and Esther Hing, M.P.H. HHS/CDC. January 2014. “In 2013, 78% of office-based physicians used any type of electronic health record (EHR) system, up from 18% in 2001. In 2013, 48% of office-based physicians reported having a system thatContinue Reading

100 Data Innovations – January 2014 Edition

100 DATA INNOVATIONS – January 2014 Edition  “Businesses, government agencies, and non-profits in countries around the world are transforming virtually every facet of the economy and society through innovative uses of data. These changes, brought about by new technologies and techniques for collecting, storing, analyzing, disseminating, and visualizing data, are improving the quality of life for billions of individuals around theContinue Reading