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Oct 6 (Reuters) - Workers at Wyatt Bassett's furniture factory in Virginia use powerful tools to churn out the company's trademark dressers and headboards, so screening new hires for drugs is a no-brainer.
Meta Faces Mounting Questions from Congress on Health Data Privacy As Hospitals Remove Facebook Tracker
Meta is facing mounting questions about its access to sensitive medical data following a Markup investigation that found the company’s pixel tracking tool collecting details about patients’ doctor’s appointments, prescriptions, and health conditions on hospital websites. During a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on...
Data Is Plural is a weekly newsletter of useful/curious datasets. This edition, dated Sept. 21, 2022, has been republished with permission of the author. Labor turnover. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey estimates the number of jobs that people quit, how many people were fired or laid off, the number of new hires, and the current number of open positions. Those estimates, based on data gathered from a sample of businesses across the country, are available to download and query by state, industry, and business size. They include most types of workers, regardless of whether they’re full time or part time, permanent or seasonal, salaried or hourly.
Data Is Plural is a weekly newsletter of useful/curious datasets. This edition, dated Sept. 14, 2022, has been republished with permission of the author. Congress gets an official API. The United States’ legislative branch now has an official API, the Library of Congress announced last week. It provides structured data on legislators, bills, bill summaries, amendments, committee reports, appointee nominations, international treaties, and more. To use the service, you’ll need to sign up for a free API key. Read more: Some context from the Congressional Data Coalition. Related: The Government Publishing Office’s bulk data on bills and bill summaries (DIP 2020.08.26) and ProPublica’s Congress API. [h/t Jackie Kazil]
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LIMA, Oct 6 (Reuters) - The United States will provide $240 million in new humanitarian assistance to help meet the needs of refugees and migrants across the Western Hemisphere, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday.
Data Is Plural is a weekly newsletter of useful/curious datasets. This edition, dated Oct. 5, 2022, has been republished with permission of the author. Grid emissions. Ember, an “energy think tank that uses data-driven insights to shift the world from coal to clean electricity,” has begun compiling annual and monthly statistics on electricity demand, generation, and estimated greenhouse gas emissions by country, standardized from national and international sources. The annual estimates span two decades and 200-plus countries and territories; the monthly dataset provides somewhat less coverage. Both can also be explored online. Related: Singularity’s Open Grid Emissions initiative estimates the hourly grid emissions of balancing authorities and power plants in the U.S., currently for 2019 and 2020. Previously: Other energy-related datasets. [h/t Philippe Quirion]