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January 28, 2016

“The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is pleased to release Amber, a free software tool for WordPress and Drupal that preserves content and prevents broken links. When installed on a blog or website, Amber can take a snapshot of the content of every linked page, ensuring that even if those pages […]
“The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday, January 28, 2016 released the supervisory scenarios for the 2016 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) and Dodd-Frank Act stress test exercises and also issued instructions to firms participating in CCAR. This year, CCAR will include 33 bank holding companies with $50 billion or more in total consolidated assets. […]
30th Anniversary of Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Congressional Report on the Investigation. H. Rept. 99-1016 – Investigation of the Challenger Accident. October 29, 1986. 450 pages. PDF. Via NPR – Remembering Roger Boisjoly: He Tried To Stop Shuttle Challenger Launch 30 Years After Explosion, Challenger Engineer Still Blames Himself
National Commission on the Future of the Army – Report to the President and the Congress, January 28, 2016. “The American people expect their Army to be trained and ready whenever called upon to achieve national objectives. In an increasingly complex world with an increasing array of diverse threats at home and abroad, America’s Army […]
“The 2016 Survey of the States shows that there has been slow growth in personal finance education in recent years and no improvement in economic education.  2016 Key Findings Since 2014, two additional states include personal finance in their K-12 standards and require those standards to be taught. While more states are implementing standards in […]
“The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is the first federal agency solely focused on consumer financial protection and consumer complaints are an integral part of that work. The CFPB’s Office of Consumer Response hears directly from consumers about the challenges they face in the marketplace, brings their concerns to the attention of companies, and assists […]
ACC news release: “Corporate law departments are spending more on internal budgets than on law firms or other external legal service providers, and the percentage of general counsel (GCs) stating that their companies have designated legal operations staff has more than doubled, the ACC Chief Legal Officers (CLO) 2016 Survey reports. The study, released today […]
Office of Financial Research – Brief 16-01, January 13, 2016:  The U.S. Bilateral Repo Market: Lessons from a New Survey by Viktoria Baklanova, Cecilia Caglio, Marco Cipriani, Adam Copeland. “We provide aggregate statistics on U.S. dealers’ bilateral repurchase agreements and economically equivalent securities lending activities. The data were collected from the U.S.-affiliated securities dealers of nine […]
News release:  “The Office of Financial Research (OFR) issued its fourth Annual Report to Congress today. The report fulfills the OFR’s statutory responsibility to report on potential threats to U.S. financial stability, key research findings, and progress in meeting its mission. The report also describes the 2016 agenda of the Office. Threats to financial stability […]
Census news release: “Revenue for Internet publishing and broadcasting and Web search portal (NAICS 519130) employer firms increased 13.1 percent to $109.6 billion between 2013 and 2014. These information sector firms are primarily engaged in publishing and/or broadcasting content on the Internet exclusively or in operating websites that use a search engine to generate and […]
Army Contracting: Training and Guidance Needed to Ensure Appropriate Use of the Option to Extend Services Clause, GAO-16-262R: Published: Jan 28, 2016. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 2016. Information Security: DHS Needs to Enhance Capabilities, Improve Planning, and Support Greater Adoption of Its National Cybersecurity Protection System, GAO-16-294: Published: Jan 28, 2016. Publicly Released: Jan 28, […]

January 27, 2016

“The Higher Education Commission is an independent body made up leaders from the education sector, the business community and the major political parties. Established in response to demand from Parliamentarians for a more informed and reflective discourse on higher education issues, the Higher Education Commission examines higher education policy, holds evidence-based inquiries, and produces written […]
January 27, 2016: “As part of its annual organizational meeting actions, the Federal Open Market Committee reaffirmed its “Statement on Longer-Run Goals and Monetary Policy Strategy,” with a revision to clarify that it views its inflation objective as symmetric, and with an updated reference to participants’ estimates of the longer-run normal unemployment rate in the […]
“An improvement of four places from 14th to 10th in Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is an opportunity for the UK to lead on global corruption at the Prime Minister’s forthcoming Anti-Corruption Summit in May – but carries the risk that if he fails to deliver, the UK will once again sink down […]
Mercer’s When Women Thrive – “The most comprehensive, analytical and predictive research on women in the workforce – linking organizational policies and programs to results.  We’ve added 13 countries since our initial 2014 report which now includes 42 countries, nearly 600 submissions, and 3.2 million employees, including 1.3 million women. New 2016 report available: Download […]
Bloomberg – Faye Flam – “For all its apparent simplicity, a new experimental study showing that mouse-like rodents can be nice to each other now stands at the vanguard of a scientific revolution. The paper, published in the journal Science and promoted under the headline, “Empathy More Common in Animals than Thought,” could never have […]
“The conventional wisdom in American politics has long been that someone who is not religious cannot be elected president of the United States. Most Americans have consistently said that it is important to them that the president have strong religious beliefs. And a new Pew Research Center survey finds that being an atheist remains one […]
“The Census Bureau today released the first product lines reports from its 2012 Economic Census Subject Series. These reports present national and state-level data at the two through six- or seven-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) level. They provide statistics on number of establishments and sales/receipts/revenue by products and contributing industry. Reports were released for the […]
Banking: Federal Agencies’ Compliance with Section 302 of the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act, GAO-16-213R: Published: Jan 27, 2016. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 2016. Defense Infrastructure: Improvement Needed in Energy Reporting and Security Funding at Installations with Limited Connectivity, GAO-16-164: Published: Jan 27, 2016. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 2016. Small Business Investment Companies: […]

January 26, 2016

CRS – The Glass-Steagall Act: A Legal and Policy Analysis – David H. Carpenter, Legislative Attorney; Edward V. Murphy, Specialist in Financial Economics; M. Maureen Murphy, Legislative Attorney. January 19, 2016. “The phrase “Glass-Steagall” generally refers to the separation of commercial banking from investment banking. Congress effected a separation of commercial and investment banking through […]