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February 8, 2016

17:07
News release:  “The U.S. Geological Survey is implementing new measures that will improve public access to USGS-funded science as detailed in its new public access plan. The plan enables the USGS to expand  its current on-line gateways to provide free public access to scholarly research and supporting data produced in full or in part with […]
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Aldrich, Eric M. and Grundfest, Joseph and Laughlin, Gregory, The Flash Crash: A New Deconstruction (January 25, 2016). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2721922 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2721922 “On May 6, 2010, in the span of a mere four and half minutes, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost approximately 1,000 points. In the following fifteen minutes it recovered essentially […]
16:34
Stephan, Paul B., Comparative International Law, Foreign Relations Law and Fragmentation: Can the Center Hold? (February 2016). Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 18. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2728494 “This chapter represents my contribution to a book provisionally entitled Comparative International Law, scheduled for publication by Oxford University Press in 2017. […]
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CRS – Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program: An Overview. Kirstin B. Blom, Analyst in Health Care Financing; Ada S. Cornell, Senior Research Librarian. February 3, 2016. “The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program provides health insurance to federal employees, retirees, and their dependents. This report provides a general overview of FEHB. It describes the […]
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What Does the Gig Economy Mean for Workers? Sarah A. Donovan, Analyst in Labor Policy; David H. Bradley, Specialist in Labor Economics; Jon O. Shimabukuro; Legislative Attorney. February 5, 2016. “The gig economy is the collection of markets that match providers to consumers on a gig (or job) basis in support of on-demand commerce. In […]
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Pew Charitable Trusts – “In a sign that the U.S. economic recovery is widespread, personal income in all states is back above levels seen at the Great Recession’s onset. But growth has varied among states, ranging from a constant annual rate of less than 1 percent in Nevada to more than 5 percent in North […]
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“The New York Fed’s Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE) provides timely and comprehensive information about consumer expectations through three broad categories: inflation, labor market and household finance. The SCE contains monthly insight about how consumers expect overall inflation and prices for food, gas, housing, education and medical care to change over time. It also provides […]
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“The Census Bureau today released three additional reports from its 2012 Economic Census Subject Series. The first, Retail Trade — Establishment and Firm Size, presents sales, payroll and employment data for the United States by various categories. For establishments, the categories are sales size, employment size and legal form of organization. For firms, the categories are sales size, employment size, concentration […]
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Via FindLaw via WSJ Law Blog – “Several famous authors filed a brief with the Supreme Court, asking it to hear a lawsuit over Google digital book library. Malcolm Gladwell, Margaret Atwood, Yann Martel, Steven Sondheim and others lent their names to the brief, contending Google is guilty of “massive copyright infringement…One of the writers’ […]

February 7, 2016

18:56
Hilary Seligman MD MAS, January 24, 2016. Lead Scientist and Senior Medical Advisor, Feeding America; Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco; Director, Food Policy, Health, and Hunger Research Program, UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital Food Insecurity, Health, and Health Care. “Summary – This […]
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Via Data Driven Journalism – “To date, Dive Against Debris surveys have been conducted in over 50 countries, with the top reporting countries being the United States, Thailand and Greece. As more divers get involved with Dive Against Debris, Project AWARE continues to bring visibility to the problem of marine debris and helps to identify […]
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CRS report – State Challenges to Federal Enforcement of Immigration Law: Historical Precedents and Pending Litigation in Texas v. United States. Kate M. Manuel, Legislative Attorney, January 27, 2016: “States and localities can have significant interest in the manner and extent to which federal officials enforce provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) regarding […]
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“This page provides links to PDF versions of SEC public forms and many of the rules, regulations, and schedules associated with these forms. To find a form, either select the appropriate category below or scroll through the full list of SEC forms in alphanumeric order. Please note that you will need Adobe Reader plug-in to […]
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Chen, Long and Srinidhi, Bin and Tsang, Albert and Yu, Wei, Audited Financial Reporting and Voluntary Disclosure of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Reports (February 5, 2016). Journal of Management Accounting Research, Forthcoming. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2728587 “Prior studies show that corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting is informative to investors but lacks credibility. This […]
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Silver, Charles, A Private Law Defense of the Ethic of Zeal (February 5, 2016). U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 638. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2728326 “Moral philosophers object to the ethic of zeal, also known as the fiduciary duty and the principle of partisanship, which requires a lawyer to […]
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February 6, 2016

20:09
Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff – Postmarket Management of  Cybersecurity in Medical Devices – This guidance document is being distributed for comment purposes only. Document issued on: January 22, 2016. “FDA is issuing this guidance to inform industry and FDA staff of the Agency’s recommendations for managing postmarket cybersecurity vulnerabilities […]
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Inger, Kerry Katharine and Vansant, Brian, Market Valuation of Tax Avoidance and Corporate Social Responsibility: Does the Market Discount Corporate Robin Hoods? (January 4, 2016). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2727952 This study examines whether market valuation of firms’ tax avoidance is tempered by the extent firms engage in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. Prior […]
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Via Nextgov: “Contractors that conduct background investigations for the federal government will have to report information security incidents to the Office of Personnel Management within half an hour, are required to use smartcards as a second layer of security when logging on to agency networks and must agree to let OPM inspect their systems at […]
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Pospisil, Jan and Kuehn, Florian P, The Resilient State: New Regulatory Modes in International Approaches to Statebuilding? (February 4, 2016). Third World Quarterly, January 2016, DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2015.1086637; Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No 2016/03. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2727994 “Resilience’ has quickly risen to prominence in international security and development circles. In recent […]