Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hurricane Preparation Week, May 26 - June 1, 2013

Find information on hurricane awareness and preparation for the 2013 season.
Hurricane Preparation Week, May 26 - June 1, 2013

Nonemployer Statistics: 2011

Find data on the latest nonemployer statistics,  an annual series that provides subnational economic data for businesses that have no paid employees.
Nonemployer Statistics: 2011

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Arab Households in the United States:2006-2010

 "This brief provides a portrait of households in the United States with a particular focus on Arab households; people of Arab ancestry are also discussed..."
Arab Households in the U.S.:2006-2010

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Who Could Afford to Buy a Home in 2009

"This is the seventh in a series of reports, starting in1991, that attempt to measure changes in homeownership affordability for families and unrelated indi viduals (current owners and current renters)...
Who could afford to buy a home in 2009

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Congress.gov

"What information is available on the BETA.Congress.gov versus THOMAS.gov?
Consult the table below for start dates for each collection. Additional Congresses and collections will be added to the beta site over time. Use THOMAS.gov for information not yet available on BETA.Congress.gov. Information older than collection start dates on THOMAS.gov may be available only in print..."

Congress.gov vs Thomas

Analysis of the President's 2014 Budget

 "This report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) presents an analysis of the proposals contained in the President’s budget request for fiscal year 2014. The analysis is based on CBO’s economic projections and estimating assumptions and models, rather than the Administration’s, and incorporates estimates by the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) for the President’s tax proposals..."
Analysis of the President's 2014 Budget

Offshore Profit Shifting and the U.S. Tax Code - Part 2 (Apple Inc.)

Find the text  of the Apple hearings before the U.S. Senate Permanent Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, May 21, 2013.
Offshore Profit Shifting and the U.S. Tax Code - Part 2 (Apple, Inc)

Condition of Education: 2013

An annual publication of the U.S. Department of Educations Center for Education Statistics highlighting the current state of education in the United States. 
Condition of Education: 2013

Skin Cancer Remains the Most Common Cancer in US,

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), joined by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is recognizing the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day”, to encourage Americans to take a few simple steps to protect their health and prevent skin cancer throughout the summer..."
Skin Cancer Most Common Cancer in U.S.

Fastest Growing Large U.S. Cities

"Eight of the 15 fastest-growing large U.S. cities and towns for the year ending July 1, 2012 were in Texas, according to population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Lone Star State also stood out in terms of the size of population growth, with five of the 10 cities and towns that added the most people over the year..."
Fastest Growing U.S. Cities

Friday, May 24, 2013

Reports on 2011 Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Advertising and Promotion

"The amount spent on cigarette advertising and promotion by the largest cigarette companies in the United States rose from $8.05 billion in 2010 to $8.37 billion in 2011, due mainly to an increase in spending on price discounts, or discounts paid to cigarette retailers or wholesalers in order to reduce the price of cigarettes to consumers.  Spending on price discounts increased from $6.49 billion in 2010 to $7.00 billion in in 2011.  The price discounts category was the largest one in 2011, as it has been each year since 2002..."
See full report:Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report for 2011
See full report: Federal Trade Commission Smokeless Tobacco Report for 2011
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2013/05/tobacco.shtm

Memorial Day

Find selected data on the Memorial Day celebration.
Memorial Day

Friday, May 17, 2013

FTC Testifies on Fraud Against Older Americans

"The Federal Trade Commission testified before a U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce subcommittee about consumer protection issues facing older Americans, including the agency’s efforts to combat fraud and its education and outreach efforts to help seniors protect themselves.

Testifying on behalf of the Commission, Acting Director Charles Harwood of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection described the nature of current threats to older Americans and emerging threats to baby boomers to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade..."Fraud against older Americans

Share the Road

"May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reminding drivers of cars, trucks and buses to look out for, and share the road with, motorcycle riders..." 
Share the Road

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

2012 National Population Projections

"The Population Projections Program produces projections of the United States resident population by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin. The 2012 National Projections are based on the July 1, 2011 population estimates, which are based on the 2010 Census, and provide projections of the population for July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2060..."
National Population Projections: 2012

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook, 2012 ed.

An annual survey from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  Current Population Report series, here you will find data on women labor participation ratefor both current and historical data. 
Women in the Labor Force: 2012 ed.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Yemen

" he actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Yemen and others in threatening Yemen's peace, security, and stability continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. For this reason, the national emergency declared on May 16, 2012, to deal with that threat must continue in effect beyond May 16, 2013..."
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/05/13/notice-continuation-national-emergency-respect-yemen

Intelligence Issues for Congress

"To address the challenges facing the U.S. intelligence community in the 21
st. century, congressional and executive branch initiatives have sought to improve coordination among the different agencies and to encourage better analysis.."
Intelligence Issues for Congress

Saturday, May 4, 2013

U.S. Household Savings for Retirement in 2010

"This report provides data on a variety of household wealth measures in 2010 from the Federal Reserve’s triennial Survey of Consumer Finances. Although the amount of retirement assets is the primary focus of the report, other measures of wealth (such as the amount of total assets, financial assets, total debt, net worth, and housing equity) are also included..
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43057.pdf

Complying with COPPA: Frequently Asked Questions

"Congress enacted the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in 1998.  COPPA required the Federal Trade Commission to issue and enforce regulations concerning children’s online privacy.  The Commission’s original COPPA Rule became effective on April 21, 2000.  The  Commission issued an amended Rule on December 19, 2012.  The amended Rule will become effective on July 1, 2013..."
Complying with COPPA

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Measuring America County Business and Demographics Map

 Explore economic data from the County Business Patterns with this new interactive map from the Census Bureau.
Measuring America: County Business and Demographics Map

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Reform: An Overview of Proposals to Reduce the Growth in SSDI Rolls

"To assist lawmakers in addressing the sustainability of the program, this report provides an overview of reform proposals designed to mitigate the growth of SSDI rolls..."
Social Security Disability Insurance

Social and Economic Characteristics of Currently Unmarried Women With a Recent Birth: 2011

 A recent report of the American Community Survey focuses on characteristics of unmarried women who reported having a birth in the last year.
Social and Economic Characteristics of Currently Unmarried Women With a Recent Birth

City of Madison Fire Department Annual Report

Find annual reports from the City of Madison's  Fire Department for the years 2004 - 2012
Madison Fire Department Annual Report