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July 18, 2016

“The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces publication of the McLaren Investigation Report (McLaren Report), which was released earlier today by Professor Richard H. McLaren during a press conference that he held, in Toronto, Canada.  On 18 May, WADA engaged Professor McLaren, as an Independent Person, to investigate allegations of Russian state manipulation of the doping […]
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse – “The latest available data from the federal courts show that in the last 12 months ending in June 2016 the federal government reported 259 new stockholder civil lawsuits filed. This represents a drop of more than one third (35.4%) from the same period five years ago, and a decrease of […]
FINRA Investor Education Foundation: “The U.S. economy has grown slowly but steadily over the six years since the first National Financial Capability Study (NFCS) was conducted in 2009. And in the three years since the 2012 NFCS, the private sector has added jobs at an average rate of about 200,000 per month. At the time […]

July 17, 2016

Rachel Bluth – Kasier Health News: “Americans in their 80s and 90s are not the ones amassing the largest medical bills to hold off death, according to a new analysis that challenges a widely held belief about the costs of end-of-life care. Younger seniors — those with potentially longer expectancies — are. Medicare claims data for 2014 […]
Thompson, James H. and McCoy, Timothy L., An Analysis of Ethics Articles Published between 2000-2015 in the Journal of Accountancy and the Accounting Review (June 30, 2016). Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2016. Available for download at SSRN: “This paper considers the impact that financial scandals, the end […]
Immigration Benefits System: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Can Improve Program Management, GAO-16-467: Published: Jul 7, 2016. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 2016. Military Personnel: DOD Needs More Complete Data on Active-Duty Servicemembers’ Use of Food Assistance Programs, GAO-16-561: Published: Jul 15, 2016. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 2016. Nuclear Security: NRC Has Enhanced the Controls of […]
Daskalopoulou, Irene, Social Capital at the Outburst of the Economic Crisis in Greece, 2008-2010 (July 15, 2016). International Journal of Business and Economic Sciences Applied Research, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2016. Available for download at SSRN: “Purpose – Social capital and its core components of social trust and associational activity are widely acknowledged as […]
Makris, Ilias A., The Effect of Innovative Activity in Firm Performance and Development: Analysing Data from Eurozone (July 15, 2016). International Journal of Business and Economic Sciences Applied Research, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2016. Available for download at SSRN: “Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of Innovative Activity […]
“The Zika virus has become a concern to many Americans, and its emergence fits into a broader pattern of public concern that the number of infectious disease threats to people’s health has grown in the past generation. Some 51% of adults say there are more infectious disease threats today than there were 20 years ago. […]
“In the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis, many people began to question the reputation of the United States as the world’s leading economic power. As China’s economy continued to expand and the U.S. economy sputtered, overseas publics – especially in Europe – increasingly named China as the world’s top economic power. However, more […]
Via Motherboard: “Activists have downloaded nearly 100 years worth of TIME magazine issues from the publication’s paywalled digital archive and dumped them all online for anyone to grab for free. “It was possible and seems worthwhile,” Michael Best, a freedom of information activist who obtained the files, told Motherboard in an online chat. In a […]
NYPL: “Did you know that more than 180,000 of the items (photos, blueprints, books and maps) in our Digital Collections are in the public domain? That means everyone has the freedom to enjoy and reuse these materials in almost limitless ways. The Library now makes it possible to download such items in the highest resolution […]

July 15, 2016

15:08 “Every day, countless people seeking digital directions on their computers and smartphones are diverted to an isolated spot on the Atlantic Ocean, 1,000 miles or so off the coast of Africa, where the Prime Meridian and the equator intersect. It’s called Null Island. This lonely way station in the Gulf of Guinea…is…one of the […]
United States Health Care Reform Progress to Date and Next Steps, Barack Obama, JD – free article via JAMA. Published online July 11, 2016. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.9797 “Importance  The Affordable Care Act is the most important health care legislation enacted in the United States since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. The law implemented comprehensive reforms designed […]
Via Vox – by Julia Belluz, Brad Plumer, and Brian Resnick, July 14, 2016: “Science is in big trouble. Or so we’re told. In the past several years, many scientists have become afflicted with a serious case of doubt — doubt in the very institution of science. Explore the biggest challenges facing science, and how […]
News release: “Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), under the direction of Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA), approved publication of a newly declassified section of the 2002 Joint Congressional Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.   Following a declassification […]
Peregrine falcons were close to extinction in America due to the human use of DDTs, when the pesticide was banned in the 1990s and breeding rebounded. However in the mid-west, peregrine are predominantly domiciled in urban areas (as they are also in areas around the DC metro area). This study, Sex in the City: Breeding […]
The Attack in Nice, France FACEBOOK SAFETY CHECK Please login to Facebook to access this Safety Check. Via Twitter see also Recherche Nice (@Avis2recherche) and (@urgencesnice) are currently both active. UK Embassy contact for citizens in Nice – The embassy’s 24-hour number is +33144513100.
“The EUscreen portal offers free online access to thousands of items of audiovisual heritage. It brings together clips that provide an insight into the social, cultural, political and economic events that have shaped the 20th and 21st centuries. As well as chronicling important historical events, the EUscreen portal allows you to explore television programmes that […]
Michael Morisy – We’re building an open guide to every state’s public records law – Help track down and fight every public records exemption across the country. “With agencies increasingly using an array of exemptions to deny access to information, we want to help requesters fight back. We’re launching a project to track every public […]