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Flood Insurance: Review of FEMA Study and Report on Community-Based Options

Flood Insurance: Review of FEMA Study and Report on Community-Based Options, GAO-16-766: Published: Aug 24, 2016. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 2016. “The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) used reasonable objectives and methodology for its study on community-based flood insurance (CBFI)—flood insurance that a community would purchase to cover all properties located within it. FEMA contracted… Continue Reading

CRS – How Treasury Issues Debt

How Treasury Issues Debt, Grant A. Driessen, Analyst in Public Finance. August 18, 2016. “The U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury), among other roles, manages the country’s debt. The primary objective of Treasury’s debt management strategy is to finance the government’s borrowing needs at the lowest cost over time. To accomplish this Treasury adheres to… Continue Reading

Small-Business Financing after the Financial Crisis: Lessons from the Literature

Working paper – Small-Business Financing after the Financial Crisis: Lessons from the Literature, Stephen Matteo Miller, Adam J. Hoffer, David Wille. Aug 23, 2016. “Small businesses feature prominently in the US economy because they employ about 50 percent of the workforce and pay about 50 percent of American wages. Also, small businesses are often a… Continue Reading

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American landfills and waste production – landfills over time, size and location

How Much Trash in Near Your Home?: “The average American tosses 4.4 pounds of trash every single day. It may not seem all that astonishing on the surface, but with 323.7 million people living in the United States, that is roughly 728,000 tons of daily garbage – enough to fill 63,000 garbage trucks. That is… Continue Reading

Report – A Wild Success: A Systematic Review of Bird Recovery Under the Endangered Species Act

“The Endangered Species Act is the world’s strongest law protecting animals and plants on the brink of extinction. In fact, 99 percent of species protected under the Act have avoided extinction. For the Center’s third in-depth report on the Act’s efficacy, A Wild Success: A Systematic Review of Bird Recovery Under the Endangered Species Act… Continue Reading

An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026

“In fiscal year 2016, the federal budget deficit will increase in relation to economic output for the first time since 2009, CBO estimates. If current laws generally remained unchanged—an assumption underlying CBO’s baseline projections—deficits would continue to mount over the next 10 years, and debt held by the public would rise from its already high… Continue Reading

Trends in Family Wealth, 1989 to 2013

“In 2013, aggregate family wealth in the United States was $67 trillion (or about four times the nation’s gross domestic product) and the median family (the one at the midpoint of the wealth distribution) held approximately $81,000, CBO estimates. For this analysis, CBO calculated that measure of wealth as a family’s assets minus its debt.… Continue Reading

OPM Federal Telework Memorandum

“The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is pleased to provide an update on efforts to automate the collection of telework data via the Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) system and asks for agency assistance in ensuring the accuracy of telework reporting via payroll submissions.  Through the monthly EHRI HR-Status data feed and bi-weekly EHRI… Continue Reading

Economic Policy Review: Behavioral Risk Management in the Financial Services Industry

Federal Reserve Bank of New York – Economic Policy Review, Special Issue: Behavioral Risk Management in the Financial Services Industry. The Role of Culture, Governance, and Financial Reporting.  August 2016 [177 pages, PDF] Continue Reading

Effective exchange rate indices covers 61 countries

Bank for International Settlements – Updated 16 August 2016 “The BIS effective exchange rate (EER) indices cover 61 economies, including individual euro area countries and, separately, the euro area as an entity. The most recent weights are based on trade in the 2011-13 period, with 2010 as the indices’ base year. Nominal EERs are calculated as… Continue Reading

OIG – Army General Fund Adjustments Not Adequately Documented or Supported

07-26-2016, Financial Management, Army General Fund Adjustments Not Adequately Documented or Supported (Project No. D2015-D000FL-0243.000), DODIG-2016-113. “We determined whether adjustments made to Army General Fund (AGF) data during the FY 2015 financial statement compilation process were adequately documented and supported. In addition, we assessed the internal controls over the compilation process. The Office of the… Continue Reading