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Survey of State Government Research and Development: FYs 2012 and 2013

Survey of State Government Research and Development: FYs 2012 and 2013
Source: National Science Foundation

These tables present the results of the National Science Foundation (NSF) FY 2012 and FY 2013 Survey of State Government Research and Development, conducted for NSF by the U.S.

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Business-Economics-Finance

The Integration Outcomes of U.S. Refugees: Successes and Challenges

The Integration Outcomes of U.S. Refugees: Successes and Challenges
Source: Migration Policy Institute

The U.S. refugee resettlement program is the world’s largest, accepting two-thirds of the 98,000 refugees who were permanently resettled in 2013.

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Social Issues

Uber is staying (plus some other new laws that kick in today)

A stack of new laws passed by state lawmakers this year are now taking effect – but which ones will have the most impact on everyday Minnesotans? 626 more words

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Government's Interest in Marriage

In the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest act of judicial activism (read: unconstitutional, Republic-subverting tyranny) last Friday, I wonder how many Americans (SCOTUS Justices included) have even bothered to pause and ponder the basic question, “Why have governments down through the ages taken interest in marriage?”  Well, allow me to take a stab at that.   1,007 more words

Love

As Obama seeks to overhaul overtime pay, who in Minnesota could be affected?

Tens of thousands of Minnesotan workers stand to benefit from changes to federal overtime pay regulations being revealed this week by President Barack Obama.

Writing in the Huffington Post Tuesday… 920 more words

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UK -- The Effects of Taxes and Benefits on Household Income, Financial Year Ending 2014

The Effects of Taxes and Benefits on Household Income, Financial Year Ending 2014
Source: Office for National Statistics

Main points

  • Before taxes and benefits the richest fifth of households had an average income of £80,800 in 2013/14, 15 times greater than the poorest fifth who had an average income of £5,500.
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Business-Economics-Finance

New Fiji envoy to SI presents credentials

FIJI’S new High Commissioner to Solomon Islands His Excellency Esala Teleni has presented his credentials to the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui at Government House, last week. 410 more words