"fosters a strong economy for Pennsylvania by ensuring the safety and soundness of financial institutions, encouraging capital formation, regulating financial services providers, and protecting consumers and investors." [Pennsylvania Manual]
The BEA is the nation's economic accountant, integrating and interpreting a variety of source data to draw a complete and consistent picture of the U.S. economy. Its economic accounts provide information on such key issues as economic growth, regional development, and the nation's position in the world economy.
The BLS is the principal fact-finding agency of the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. Data are collected relating to characteristics of the labor force, consumer economics, productivity, occupational illness and injuries, and international comparisons of labor statistics.
The Federal Reserve System, the central bank of the United States, is charged with administering and formulating the nation's credit and monetary policy. Through its supervisory and regulatory banking functions, the Federal Reserve maintains the safety and soundness of the nation's economy, responding to the nation's domestic and international financial needs and objectives. It also performs other functions, such as the transfer of funds, handling government deposits and debt issues, supervising and regulating banks, and acting as lender of last resort.
The Census Bureau is responsible for censuses of population and housing every 10 years, censuses of economic and governmental aspects of American society every 5 years, and other surveys and projections relating to population, housing, domestic economics, and foreign trade.
The State Department is the lead agency for the conduct of American diplomacy. Within this context, the Department monitors developments in countries worldwide with respect to human rights, economic policy, trade practices, and security.
a data preservation and accessibility project of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. FRASER’s mission is to safeguard and provide easy access to economic history—particularly the history of the Federal Reserve System. Find economic data as well as Federal Reserve System publications.
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Congressional provides access to the best web resources for congressional and legislative information. This includes services available to Penn State Users only, such as Congressional Universe (1789-to date) as well as other free services that provide similar or related information such as Thomas (1993-to date) and GPO Access (1993-to date). The Guided Tour provides a step-by-step approach to congressional and legislative information for users who have never done research of this type before. Updates:Continuous
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