Energy-Related CO2 Emissions

June 7th, 2014
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Recent Trends Vary Across Regions and States

by Yanna Antypas, U. S EIA

U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2013 were 10% below the benchmark year of 2005. Emissions in 2013 were roughly 2% above their 2012 level and 1.5% below their 2011 level, when emissions were 8.6% below the 2005 level. Recently released state-level data through 2011, calculated from the State Energy Data System (SEDS) and aggregated here by Census regions, show different parts of the country generally experiencing this downward trend, but at variable rates by region.

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Monthly Federal Government Budget Review for May 2014

June 6th, 2014
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from the Congressional Budget Office

The federal government ran a budget deficit of $439 billion for the first eight months of fiscal year 2014, CBO estimates—$188 billion less than the shortfall recorded over the same span last year and the smallest deficit for those months since fiscal year 2008. Compared with the amounts at this point last year, revenues were about 7 percent higher and outlays about 2 percent lower.

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The Revolving Door and Worker Flows in Banking Regulation

June 6th, 2014
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from the New York Fed

Drawing on a large sample of publicly available curricula vitae, this post traces the career transitions of federal and state U.S. banking regulators and provides basic facts on worker flows between the regulatory and private sectors resulting from the revolving door. There are strong countercyclical net worker flows into regulatory jobs, driven largely by higher gross outflows into the private sector during booms. These worker flows are also driven by state-specific banking conditions as measured by local banks’ profitability, asset quality, and failure rates.

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Where Future Smartphone Growth Is Headed

June 6th, 2014
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by Felix Richter,

Despite the recent slowdown in the higher end of the smartphone market, there is a lot of growth potential left in the industry.

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Infographic of the Day: From Camera Obscura to Mobile Photography

June 6th, 2014
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Modern photography offers endless possibilities when it comes to capturing a smile, catching a moment on paper or keeping a trace of this incredible landscape in front of us.

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