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Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Releases Database of Alcoholic Beverage Products Legal for Sale in State

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From the TABC: The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) has completed an on-line database that gives consumers access to a list of what alcoholic beverage products are legal for sale in Texas and those products’ alcohol content. TABC’s Label Approval Database includes all alcoholic beverages that have had labels approved since 2005. Consumers can search […]

New Online Copyright Violation Alert System Starts Taking Shape With Citizen Advocates On Board

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From a TechPresident Article: Americans accessing the Internet through five of the top service providers may start receiving “copyright alerts” in the near future, as a new organization called the Center for Copyright Information develops a new operational framework designed to make individuals aware that their potentially illegal activities online are being monitored. The center […]

U. of Minnesota and Ancestry.com Announce Plans to Create Massive Database of 1940 Census Material

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From the University of Minnesota and Ancestry.com: A collaboration between the University of Minnesota and Ancestry.com will create the largest database of detailed information about people and their households ever made available for scientific research. The National Archives and Records Administration today released images of the enumeration manuscripts from the 1940 Census of Population. [Our […]

Transparency: State of Illinois Comptroller Releases Comprehensive Financial Database

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From the Comptroller’s Office News Release: llinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka on Monday unveiled The Ledger, a comprehensive online financial database that sets a new standard for transparency. In fact, the site provides taxpayers with the same up-to-date numbers and information that is used by Topinka’s office in carrying out its Constitutional duties. Launched Monday, […]

Maryland’s New Government Documents Digital Collection

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From a Frostburg St. U. Ort Library Blog Post by Jeff Maehre: This week’s Featured Online Resource is the State Publications Depository and Distribution Program’s new digital collection. This is a collection of full-text documents, usually downloadable in PDF form, published by “Maryland State Agencies, Executive Commissions, Task Forces, and Interstate Agencies and covers subjects […]

Reference: U.S. Now Has Highest Corporate Tax Rate Among All Industrialized Countries (Graph, Table)

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From The Tax Foundation: After eight years of having the second-highest corporate tax rate among industrialized countries, the United States has now assumed the top spot following Japan’s scheduled corporate rate cut on April 1, 2012.  Since 2001, Japan had levied the highest combined corporate tax rate among OECD nations at 39.5 percent, slightly higher […]

Social Media in Europe: Survey of 1000 Swedish Facebook Users Released

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From the University of Gothenburg (via AlphaGalileo): Key Findings from the Survey: The average user spends 75 minutes per day on Facebook • The average user logs on to Facebook 6.1 times per day • 70 percent log in every time they start their computer or web reader • 26 percent feel ill at ease […]