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Publishers and Google Reach Agreement

Mountain View, CA and Washington, DC; October 4, 2012 – The Association of American Publishers (AAP) and Google today announced a settlement agreement that will provide access to publishers’ in-copyright books and journals digitized by Google for its Google Library Project. The dismissal of the lawsuit will end seven years of litigation. The agreement settles a…

America’s Weak Economy Explained

Government Policies and the DELAYED Economic Recovery, edited by Lee E. Ohanian, John B. Taylor, and Ian J. Wright. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STANFORD—Hoover Institution Press released Government Policies and the Delayed Economic Recovery, edited by Hoover senior fellows Lee E. Ohanian and John B. Taylor and Ian J. Wright. As the US unemployment rate remains above 8…

REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT — JULY 2012

Regional and state unemployment rates were generally little changed or slightly higher in July. Forty-four states recorded unemployment rate increases, two states and the District of Columbia posted rate decreases, and four states had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Forty-four states and the District of Columbia registered unemployment rate decreases…

USGS Releases U.S. Oil & Gas Reserve Growth Estimates

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has released a new estimate for potential additions to domestic oil and gas reserves from reserve growth in discovered, conventional accumulations in the United States. The USGS estimates that the mean potential undiscovered, conventional reserve additions for the United States total 32 billion barrels (bb) of oil, 291 trillion cubic feet…

Exceptional and extreme drought in the United States

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Meat Purchase to Assist Livestock Producers Impacted by Drought; Bolster Federal Nutrition Programs WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2012 – As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to do everything it can to help farmers, ranchers, small businesses, and communities being impacted by the nation’s persistent drought, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced…