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November 26, 2013
News release: “Commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) reported aggregate net income of $36.0 billion in the third quarter of 2013, a $1.5 billion (3.9 percent) decline from the $37.5 billion in profits that the industry reported a year earlier. This is the first time in 17 quarters […]The post FDIC-Insured Institutions Earned $36 Billion in the Third Quarter of 2013 appeared first on beSpacific.
“Stephen J. Sedensky III, State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury, today released his report on the investigation into the December 14, 2012, shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and a private residence in Newtown. Follow this link to download the State’s Attorney’s Report Follow this link to download the Appendix to the State’s […]The post Danbury State’s Attorney Releases Report on Sandy Hook Investigation appeared first on beSpacific.
A Way With Words: The Economics of the Fed’s Press Conference, by Fernando Duarte and Carlo Rosa “When central bankers speak, traders, journalists, and politicians listen with bated breath. The marked asset price reaction to Chairman Bernanke’s June press conference confirms the importance of his comments in the marketplace. The chart…shows the dynamics of U.S. asset […]The post Research – The Economics of the Fed’s Press Conference appeared first on beSpacific.
Making Nutritional Information Digestible: Effects of a Receipt-Based Intervention on Restaurant Purchases, by Kelly Bedard and Peter J. Kuhn. NBER Working Paper No. 19654, November 2013 “We study the effects of receipts that include personalized ordering suggestions designed to reduce fat and calorie consumption on purchasing behavior at a restaurant chain. We find that customers, in the aggregate, made most of […]The post Making Nutritional Information Digestible appeared first on beSpacific.
The Diagnosis Difference by Susannah Fox, Maeve Duggan, Nov 26, 2013 “45% of U.S. adults report that they live with one or more chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, but also less common conditions like lupus and cancer. They are more likely than other adults to be older, to have faced a medical emergency in the […]The post Pew – The Diagnosis Difference appeared first on beSpacific.
Chronicle of Higher Education: ”Moody’s Investors Service on Monday issued a negative outlook for higher education in 2014—which should come as a surprise to no one. The bond-rating agency’s report last week, a survey of net-tuition revenues, was grim, and its outlook for higher education in recent years has been mostly bleak. This year Moody’s cited a weak economy that will “affect […]The post Moody’s Issues a Negative Outlook for Higher Education appeared first on beSpacific.
“To mark World AIDS Day 2013 on Dec. 1, the U.S. Census Bureau is releasing today two data visualizations that depict the impact that HIV/AIDS has made on the population of 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The Census Bureau estimates and projects population numbers, population growth rate, fertility, life expectancy and infant mortality worldwide. In the […]The post Data Visualization: HIV/AIDS Impact in Africa appeared first on beSpacific.
Addressing risks to financial stability - Speech by Jaime Caruana, General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements, to the 49th SEACEN Governors’ Conference and High-level Seminar, Kathmandu, Nepal, 21 November 2013 “Regulatory reforms, in particular more capital and new liquidity buffers for banks, have made the financial system more resilient. Nonetheless, regulation typically cannot keep up with […]The post Speech – Addressing risks to financial stability appeared first on beSpacific.
New GAO Reports – Hurricane Sandy Relief, Small Business Contracting, Medicare, Minority AIDS Initiative
HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF - Improved Guidance on Designing Internal Control Plans Could Enhance Oversight of Disaster Funding, GAO-14-58, Nov 26, 2013 NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS - Actions Taken by FEMA to Implement Select Provisions of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006, GAO-14-99R, Nov 26, 2013 SMALL BUSINESS CONTRACTING - Updated Guidance and Reporting Needed for Consolidated Contracts, GAO-14-36, Nov 26, 2013 […]The post New GAO Reports – Hurricane Sandy Relief, Small Business Contracting, Medicare, Minority AIDS Initiative appeared first on beSpacific.
“EPIC has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel for the secret legal analyses that justifies the use of the NSA PRISM program. PRISM is a program that allows the FBI and NSA to collect information – including the contents of internet users’ communications – directly from internet […]The post EPIC Files Lawsuit to Determine Legal Authority For PRISM Program appeared first on beSpacific.
November 25, 2013
Via Secrecy News – “Newly published briefing slides from a Los Alamos history of the Russian nuclear weapons program include rare images and photographs of key personalities and facilities in the Russian (formerly Soviet) nuclear program. See History of the Russian Nuclear Weapon Program by Houston T. Hawkins, Los Alamos National Laboratory, November 19, 2013 (large PDF file).”The post A Pictorial History of the Russian Nuclear Program appeared first on beSpacific.
U.S.-China Military Contacts: Issues for Congress, Shirley A. Kan, Specialist in Asian Security Affairs. November 20, 2013. “U.S. leaders have applied military contacts as one tool and point of leverage in the broader policy toward the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The first part of this CRS Report discusses policy issues regarding such military-to-military (mil-to-mil) contacts. The second part provides […]The post CRS – U.S.-China Military Contacts: Issues for Congress appeared first on beSpacific.
News release: “The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during FY 2013 immigration prosecutions reached an all-time high, with new cases being filed against 97,384 defendants. This number is up 5.9 percent over the past fiscal year, and up 22.6 percent over the past five years, according to the case-by-case information analyzed […]The post TRAC – Immigration Prosecutions Reached All-time High in FY 2013 appeared first on beSpacific.
MMWR Supplements: Current Volume (2013). November 22, 2013 / Vol. 62 / Supplement / No. 3 / Pg. 1 – 187. CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report — United States, 2013 “CDC works 24 hours a day, seven days a week protecting people in the United States from health threats in order to save lives, promote health, and reduce […]The post CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report – United States, 2013 appeared first on beSpacific.
Infographic Profiles Young Adults Without Health Insurance: “In 2012, 27 percent of young adults (ages 19 to 34) lacked health insurance, although the rate varied widely from state to state, according to a new Census Bureau infographic, The Young and Uninsured in 2012. The infographic looks at the characteristics of this group and their uninsured […]The post Census Infographic – The Young and Uninsured in America appeared first on beSpacific.
News release: “The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 76 percent of American parents living with children under 18 are married. Another 16 percent have no partner present, and 8 percent cohabit with a partner. Among parents living with an unmarried partner, two-thirds (66 percent) share a biological child with their partner. This information comes from America’s Families […]The post About Three in Four Parents Living with Children are Married, Census Bureau Reports appeared first on beSpacific.
“Today, we’re releasing findings from a study we conducted on the operational effects of certain regulations for banks, in order to better understand the day-to-day activities they perform to comply with regulations. We chose a narrow scope for the study, in the expectation that depth over breadth would create findings of lasting value. We looked at ongoing operational […]The post CFPB – study on the impact of regulations at financial institutions appeared first on beSpacific.
Matthew Leising | Published Nov. 12, 2013 [snipped] “They made bankers billions of dollars before helping to blow up the global economy in 2008, living up to Warren Buffett’s description of derivatives six years before as “weapons of financial mass destruction.” After the crash, regulators set to work to make them less dangerous, through changes that in the process […]The post Bloomberg: Defusing Derivatives appeared first on beSpacific.
Federal Reserve Bank of New York: “The private for-profit sector of higher education has seen unprecedented growth over the past decade, and its market share is at an all-time high. Given its growing importance, it is essential to understand the evolving role of this group of institutions in the higher education landscape. How has enrollment […]The post Private For-Profit Institutions in Higher Education appeared first on beSpacific.
Full Compliance With Trusted Internet Connection Requirements Is Progressing; However, Improvements Would Strengthen Security. September 17, 2013. Reference Number: 2013-20-107. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration “The Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) initiative is one of the Administration’s three priorities to information improve cybersecurity and the security of Federal information systems. The TIC initiative aims to improve agencies’ security posture […]The post TIGTA – IRS Full Compliance With Trusted Internet Connection Requirements Is Progressing appeared first on beSpacific.