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Daily Archives: April 13, 2014

New on LLRX – eCommerce Resources on the Internet

Via – eCommerce Resources on the Internet – Marcus P. Zillman’s guide is a comprehensive, diverse and wide ranging listing of eCommerce Resources on the Web. These resources include those in a wide range of areas such as: associations, indexes, search engines as well as individual websites.

CRS Report – Foreign Assistance to North Korea

Foreign Assistance to North Korea – Mark E. Manyin, Specialist in Asian Affairs; Mary Beth D. Nikitin, Specialist in Nonproliferation. April 2, 2014 “Food Aid. Large swathes of North Korea’s population have suffered from chronic malnutrition since the mid-1990s. Food aid—largely from China, South Korea, and the United States—has been essential in filling the gap between North Korea’s supply and demand, though… Continue Reading

Report – Unclassified Summary of Information Handling and Sharing Prior to Boston Marathon Bombings

Inspectors General – DOJ, DHS, CIA: Unclassified Summary of Information Handling and Sharing Prior to the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings – As outlined in a May 21, 2013, memorandum from the participating Inspectors General, the objectives of this review were to determine: [1] The extent of the information available to the U.S. government concerning the relevant… Continue Reading

BIS – One currency, two markets: the renminbi’s growing influence in Asia-Pacific

One currency, two markets: the renminbi’s growing influence in Asia-Pacific by Chang Shu, Dong He and Xiaoqiang Cheng. “This study presents evidence of the renminbi’s growing influence in the Asia-Pacific region. The CNH market – the offshore renminbi foreign exchange market in Hong Kong SAR – is found to exert an effect on Asian currencies that is distinct from that… Continue Reading

Law review article – The Court Cannot Hold

Bassok, Or, The Court Cannot Hold (April 10, 2014). Journal of Law and Politics, Vol. 30, 2014. Available at SSRN: “In recent decades the American Supreme Court has been struggling with two main issues: articulating America’s constitutional identity and the decline of legal expertise in the public mind. First, since American national identity is… Continue Reading

2014 Equilar 100 CEO Pay Study

“The New York Times recently released its coverage of the Equilar 100 CEO Pay Study, an annual study of CEOs at the 100 largest U.S. publicly-traded companies provided exclusively by Equilar. Over the past eight years, Equilar has been the preferred data provider to The Times for executive compensation information. As part of this collaboration, Equilar provides data on… Continue Reading

Incorporating Financial Stability Considerations into a Monetary Policy Framework

Federal Reserve Board Governor Jeremy C. Stein At the International Research Forum on Monetary Policy, Washington, D.C. March 21, 2014 [identical remarks at the International Monetary Fund 2014 Spring Meetings on April 13, 2014] “I am going to try to make the case that, all else being equal, monetary policy should be less accommodative–by which I mean that… Continue Reading

IPCC: Greenhouse gas emissions accelerate despite reduction efforts

News release April 13, 2014: “A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change. Emissions grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades.  According to the Working… Continue Reading

OPM report: Government strategy on advancing pay equality in federal government

U.S. Office of Personnel Management Report – Governmentwide Strategy on Advancing Pay Equality in the Federal Government, April 2014 “Workforce Changes. We found that during the 20-year period from 1992 to 2012, the Federal Government workforce has undergone dramatic demographic changes. For example, there have been large shifts in the distribution of employees by occupational category and education… Continue Reading

Investigative Report Highlights Google as Washington Lobbying Powerhouse

Tom Hamburger, Matea Gold, Washington Post: “…Google — once a lobbying weakling — has come to master a new method of operating in modern-day Washington, where spending on traditional lobbying is rivaled by other, less visible forms of influence. That system includes financing sympathetic research at universities and think tanks, investing in nonprofit advocacy groups across the political… Continue Reading