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Daily Archives: May 20, 2014

Asia’s Oil Supply: Risks and Pragmatic Remedies

Research Paper – John Mitchell, May 2014 – “Asia is more at risk from disruption of Middle East oil supplies than is either Europe or the United States, yet as a whole it is less prepared to deal with such an upheaval. This paper analyses the risks that major Asian importers would face if oil supplies through the… Continue Reading

Public High School Four-Year On-Time Graduation Rates and Event Dropout Rates

National Center for Education Statistics – Public High School Four-Year On-Time Graduation Rates and Event Dropout Rates: School Years 2010–11 and 2011–12 (April 28, 2014) “This report includes four-year on-time graduation rates and dropout rates for school years 2010-11 and 2011-12. A four-year on-time graduation rate provides measure of the percent of students that successfully complete high… Continue Reading

Psychological Perspectives: Cognition and Decision Making

Findley, Keith A. and O’Brien, Barbara, Psychological Perspectives: Cognition and Decision Making (May 19, 2014). Chapter Three in Examining Wrongful Convictions: Stepping Back, Moving Forward, Carolina Academic Press, 2014 Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: “In this chapter from the forthcoming edited volume entitled, EXAMINING WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS: STEPPING BACK, MOVING FORWARD, we offer an overview of what… Continue Reading

Wired – new feature for Google+ Photos called Stories

“Stories is a new Google+ Photos feature that automates photo album creation. It collects your photos and videos into natural groupings–like a weekend trip you took to the mountains, or a child’s soccer game–clustered around out-of-the ordinary moments. Then it builds a narrative for you around those clusters of photos, almost instantly and without any… Continue Reading

European Banking Authority publishes its 2013 annual report

“This edition of the EBA Annual Report takes stock of the first three years of activity of the Authority which contributed to the repair of the EU banking system by promoting the cleaning of EU banks’ balance sheets and strengthening their capital position. The EBA also brought forward its work on the development of a… Continue Reading

International Trade, Risk, and the Role of Banks

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Staff Reports – Friederike Niepmann, Tim Schmidt-Eisenlohr. Staff Report No. 633. September 2013 , Revised April 2014 “Banks play a critical role in facilitating international trade by guaranteeing international payments and thereby reducing the risk of trade transactions. This paper employs banking data from the United States to document new empirical patterns regarding… Continue Reading

Global liquidity regulation, supervision and risk management

Keynote address by Mr Stefan Ingves, Chairman of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and Governor of Sveriges Riksbank, to the DNB seminar “Liquidity risk management – the LCR and beyond”, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 15 May 2014. As prepared for delivery –  “Good afternoon. It is my great pleasure to be with you in Amsterdam today at… Continue Reading

New GAO Reports – Federal Autism Activities, Medicare, Nanomanufacturing, Tax Policy

FEDERAL AUTISM ACTIVITIES: Funding and Coordination Efforts, GAO-14-613T: Published: May 20, 2014. Publicly Released: May 20, 2014. MEDICARE: Further Action Could Improve Improper Payment Prevention and Recoupment Efforts, GAO-14-619T: Published: May 20, 2014. Publicly Released: May 20, 2014. NANOMANUFACTURING AND U.S. COMPETITIVENESS: Challenges and Opportunities, GAO-14-618T: Published: May 20, 2014. Publicly Released: May 20, 2014. STATE DEPARTMENT: Process to Track Responses to… Continue Reading

FDA Provides Latest Information on Jerky Pet Treat Investigation

News release: “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing an update on its ongoing investigation into pet illnesses and deaths in animals that ate jerky pet treats. This update includes the latest information about complaints of illnesses, FDA’s collaboration with the CDC on a new case control study, and new findings revealed through the… Continue Reading