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April 23, 2015

14:41
America’s Youngest Outcasts – A Report Card on Child Homelessness, American Institute of Research, November 2014: “America’s Youngest Outcasts reports on child homelessness in the United States based on the most recent federal data that comprehensively counts homeless children, using more than 30 variables from over a dozen established data sets. A staggering 2.5 million […]

April 22, 2015

18:25
A Look at the End-of-Life Financial Situation in America, April 2015, Vol. 36, No. 4 Employee Benefit Research Institute, 2015 “This report takes a comprehensive look at the financial situation of older Americans at the end of their lives. In particular, it documents the percentage of households with a member who recently died with few […]
16:03
“Today, we’re expanding the Your Money, Your Goals toolkit. This toolkit is a comprehensive and interactive guide designed for organizations that serve low-income consumers. It covers topics like budgeting for daily expenses, managing debt, and avoiding common financial traps. We’re releasing three versions of the toolkit for: Organizations that engage volunteers Legal aid organizations Workers […]
16:01
Long, Frank Fu and He, Yan, Partial Privatization of Listed Chinese Companies: Revelations by Literature Survey and Analyses (April 20, 2015). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2596908 “We survey and analyze the existing literature about private vs. government ownership of listed Chinese companies in seven areas (corporate governance, M&As and other corporate transactions, IPOs and […]
15:50
The Spy in the Sandbox — Practical Cache Attacks in Javascript. Yossef Oren, Vasileios P. Kemerlis, Simha Sethumadhavan, Angelos D. Keromytis (Submitted on 25 Feb 2015 (v1), last revised 1 Mar 2015 (this version, v2)) “We present the first micro-architectural side-channel attack which runs entirely in the browser. In contrast to other works in this […]
15:44
“The amount of fact-checking journalism produced in the United States is increasing dramatically, and while there are limits to its persuasiveness, it is a measurably effective tool for correcting political misinformation among voters, according to new scholarly research conducted for the American Press Institute and released today. The number of fact-check stories in the U.S. […]
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Darryl K. Taft  – eweek: “Google recently introduced a new open-source configuration language for generating JSON known as Jsonnet. Google quietly released Jsonnet a few months ago as a programming language for specifying data. The Jsonnet Website calls Jsonnet a data templating language. Jsonnet doesn’t just generate JSON: It is also an extension of JSON, […]
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“We have 54 early restoration projects underway throughout the Gulf, and now you can track our progress quickly and easily using our new interactive map. Go straight to your state using the tabs at the top or use your cursor to navigate around. Each location has a link to more project information that will provide […]
15:21
“The Federal Reserve Board on [April 17, 2015] released additional information on the operating structure of the Large Institution Supervision Coordinating Committee (LISCC) supervisory program. The attached memorandum supplements previously released information regarding the LISCC and provides additional details on the program’s organizational structure, including the functions of its subcommittees. The LISCC program was established […]
15:17
Cybersecurity: Actions Needed to Address Challenges Facing Federal Systems, GAO-15-573T: Published: Apr 22, 2015. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2015. Department of Energy: Management of Excess Uranium, GAO-15-475T: Published: Apr 22, 2015. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2015. Homeland Security Acquisitions: Addressing Gaps in Oversight and Information is Key to Improving Program Outcomes, GAO-15-541T: Published: Apr 22, […]

April 21, 2015

18:22
The Global Findex Database 2014 Measuring Financial Inclusion around the World. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7255. Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper, Dorothe Singer, and Peter Van Oudheusden. April 15, 2015. “The Global Financial Inclusion (Global Findex) database, launched by the World Bank in 2011, provides comparable indicators showing how people around the world save, […]
18:17
Lambert, Thomas A. and Abbott, Alden F., Recognizing the Limits of Antitrust: The Roberts Court Versus the Enforcement Agencies (April 20, 2015). Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Forthcoming; University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-09. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2596660 “As Judge Frank Easterbrook famously explained three decades […]
18:12
“With the Social Security Administration estimating that each day for the next 15 years, an average of 10,000 Americans will turn 65, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) today issued a report to help broker-dealers assess, craft, or refine their policies and procedures for investors […]
18:09
News release: “The television’s popularity as the go-to entertainment device may be ending, according to “Digital Video and the Connected Consumer,” a new research report from Accenture. The television was the only product category to see uniform, double-digit usage declines across different types of media worldwide among viewers of nearly all ages. It is rapidly […]
18:05
Transforming U.S. Energy Infrastructures in a Time of Rapid Change: The First Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review “On January 9, 2014, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the administration to conduct a Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). As described in the President’s Climate Action Plan,this first-ever review focuses on energy infrastructure and identifies the threats, risks, and opportunities […]
16:06
Americans’ Views on Open Government Data By John B. Horrigan and Lee Rainie: “Government reformers and advocates believe that two contemporary phenomena hold the potential to change how people engage with governments at all levels. The first is data. There is more of it than ever before and there are more effective tools for sharing […]
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“EPIC has joined a coalition of over sixty NGOs from around the world in a letter to President Juncker of the European Commission, urging him to uphold robust data protection standards. The institutions of the European Union are currently negotiating the new General Data Protection Regulation. The European Commission previously promised that the Data Protection […]
15:43
Every day, every year, should be Earth Day, not just one designated day each year. Earth Day, April 22 – On the first Earth Day in 1970, 22 million Americans celebrated clean air, land, and water.
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Consumer WatchDog: “Google spent a record $5.47 million on lobbying during the first quarter of 2015, an increase of 43 percent from $3.82 million in the comparable 2014 period, according to disclosures just filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Comcast, which is seeking approval from the Federal Communications Commission and the Justice […]
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“Buying a home is one of the most exciting yet one of the most difficult financial decisions you will make. Understanding the costs of real estate settlement services, defining what affordable means to you, and finding the best mortgage are among the many aspects you’ll need to consider. This new toolkit (PDF) from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), offers a […]