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Open API for SEC data?

Is there any free API for programmatically grabbing SEC filing data, such as company financials or insider trading? It seems ironic that the EDGAR search gives you information in a nice tabular form, ...
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Occupational Outlook Handbook dataset

Where can I download BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook data? You can find most information in separate tables on the BLS's website, but maybe a more comprehensive dataset is available?
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Panel data for public companies' financials? Alternative to Capital IQ Compustat?

Where can I get financial indicators of public companies in the format friendly for statistical analysis? "Friendly" is mainly about: Panel data in long format. Variable names compatible with ...
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Congressional Record in electronic form

Is there a way to get an electronic copy of the Congressional Record, or otherwise get information about all the speakers in Congress, what they said, when they said, the votes on all motions bills, ...
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How can I convert from Census 2010 tracts to Census 2000 tracts?

I have a dataset (it's a bunch of count variables) at the Census 2010 census tract level, and I want to merge it to a bunch of other datasets that are at the Census 2000 tract level. Because it would ...
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Raw data from US Census and BLS

Is the raw data of US Census or BLS available? By raw I mean the datapoints that later comprise the summary tables. For instance, the average employment by firm size. Apart from means that you can ...
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Where can I get private companies' financials?

Countries have mandatory disclosure of some financial indicators for certain industries. Some companies may disclose information about their financial performance at will. While public corporations ...
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After FOIA is fulfilled where can it be found?

I recently saw a story where a City Weekly filed a FOIA request and received a trove of emails in response. Is the receiver required to publish a link to the source? Is there a way to get access to ...
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What are good examples of how open data is driving community development?

I am looking for examples of how open data is helping to drive community development, with a focus on the United States. We are seeking examples across a broad range of community development domains,...
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Is it still possible to download Census 2000 data at the level of the Metropolitan Statistical Area?

If you go to the web page for the 2000 Census: https://www.census.gov/main/www/cen2000.html they don't list MSA's anywhere. If you click on "FactFinder", it just links to the Factfinder for the 2010 ...
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I'm looking for military discharge rates, the more focused the better

I'm looking for rates of military discharges by type - honorable, dishonorable, Other Than Honorable, Bad Behavior, Officer, ETC. It would be really, really awesome if I could find this information by ...
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What to do when license statements conflict?

Sometimes, data is listed as "open data", yet also has copyright statements that don't mention any permitted reuse. If the "data owner" is not responsive, what's the best way to determine if the data ...
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What does 'subregion' mean in Illinois State Report Card data?

In the Illinois State Report Cards data for schools, there are fields that refer to 'Subregions'? What are subregions? Here are a couple of reports cards that use subregions: http://webprod.isbe.net/...
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How to convert risk adjustment scores into dollar amounts from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey?

I want to take the 2002-2009 Risk Adjustment Scores of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and convert them to dollar amounts. The documentation has a table for conversion, but since there are ...
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Is Data.gov down due to the government shutdown or is it down for good?

I can't access data.gov. It says it's due to government funding. Is it down because of the US government shutdown and will be back or is it down for good?
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Where to get school district boundaries?

Census.gov usually makes available the shapefiles containing school district boundaries. Due to the US government shutdown, census.gov is down. Does anyone know where to download a recently archived ...
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Federal Shutdown: Raw SNAP (Food Stamps) participation data source

With the Federal government shut down, my source of raw SNAP participation rates is gone (both USDA and Data.gov are offline). Any suggestions about where I could find this data? Any suggestions of ...
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Government shutdown causing linked open data to go away

With the government shutdown now upon us, and many groups going to be performing an 'orderly shutdown' of their systems in a few hours... How can systems that rely on linked open data make sure that ...
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How do I Get that Juicy Economic Data from BLS.gov (Bureau of Labor Statistics) into Zip Code Format?

You go to BLS.gov. Click on any one of the links up on their menu that you fancy - I specifically am interested in Consumer Expenditures or disposable income...potential demand..things of those ...
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Survey of illness and symptom data

What historical illness or symptom data exists? There are so many health-related data sources on healthdata.gov, data.gov, CDC, etc. I'd like to identify the most useful data across all existing ...
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GitHub license for code written by US Government Employee

When I open a new project on Github, I see a selection of licenses in a drop-down list, which currently looks like this: None Apache v2 License MIT license Affero GPL Artistic License 2.0 BSD (3-...
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Chicago Traffic-Related Fatalities

Where can I find Chicago traffic-related fatalities by day (and also ideally time)?
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What is the difference between US Census definitions of “Urbanized Areas” and “Urban Clusters”?

I am trying to classify US Census tracts as urban, suburban, or rural. The Census Bureau provides a table with counts of people, and classifies them as either urban: urbanized area, urban: urban ...
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Voter Registration data in one place?

So I recently tried to get some voter registration data, especially historical information. The only state I could easily find the information available is Ohio(but only the most recent). It appears ...
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Is there a tool to match zip codes to cities?

I have a data set with zipcodes and would like to do a bulk upload to a tool that will give me the cities each zip is in (US only.)
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How to flag incorrect links to data on data.gov?

Just looking around, and noticed that the CSV dataset that should be a list of all elementary schools in the US, is actually a population breakdown of Canadian provinces. http://catalog-next.data....
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How and where can I get data on US census block data by city and state?

I am overwhelmed looking through dead ends on the US census website. Could someone that has solved this puzzle tell me where I can get the demographic and shapefile data? Race and income are my ...
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Accessing CATO Deep Bills with Ruby

Has anyone written any Ruby libraries for working with Cato's Deep Bills Project?
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What is the significance of Census ACS columns with line numbers ending in “.5” or “.7”?

In looking at the Census ACS data there are several columns that have line numbers ending in .5 or .7. Their table_ids are duplicates of ones immediately before or after, making some import more ...
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Need clarification: if state or city gov releases data in non-open formats (i.e. book, microfiche), *must* they now also release it in CSV format?

Consider the following not-so-hypothetical situation: A state or city government has, for many years now, released a certain data set in various "old school" formats, such as a printed book or ...
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What sources exist for sales tax information

What open data sources are available to determine the appropriate sales tax at the state and local levels? For example, assume that an three items are sold from a retailer to the following ...
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What open data institutes in the US are working with the Open Government Partnership?

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a global alliance of countries that are signatory to an Open Government Declaration. The United States is one of the eight founding signatories - I am curious ...
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Linking results from the FCC's TV Query API to the FCC's TV Stations Profiles API

The FCC has at least two APIs related to broadcast station data. One is TV Query, which can return pipe-delimited results like this (keys): |K02JU |- |TX |2 |DA | |...
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Public access laws used for real-time data?

In a question about real-time gunshot data from Will Koper, he mentioned using public records laws to access it. ... which makes me wonder if anyone's even aware of FOIA or various state public ...
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Real-time gunshot detection data?

Was curious whether anyone had successfully obtained access to streaming data from any municipality that uses a "shots fired" detection system like this one. According to their own documentation, the ...
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Is there an open database of elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States?

Is there an up-to-date and regularly maintained open database of elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States? I'm looking for both public and private schools. Names alone would be a ...
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Availability of APHIS Data as API or bulk dump

Currently the Animal Care Information System Search Tool located at (http://acissearch.aphis.usda.gov/LPASearch/faces/CustomerSearch.jspx) provides visitors with the ability to perform a number of ...
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Linking FCC documents from ECFS to the Federal Register

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) publishes documents from rulemakings on its Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). These documents include filings from 3rd parties as well as FCC-...
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Are there good examples of requiring open data in RFPs?

The recent U.S. Executive Order on open and machine-readable data requires the U.S. government to begin developing ways to integrate open data into procurement and grant-making. Are there good ...
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Additional Detail from IPEDS Data Source

I have used NCES IPEDS data in the past, but this recent release seems to have instituted a change. In looking at the NCES college navigator site for a particular institution, I notice that they now ...
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What level of government/governing agency determines the terms of use for transportation map/gis data in the U.S.?

In the work I do I often need various pieces of geographically-based information concerning public roadways and public transportation. It seems to me (and please correct me if I'm wrong) that this ...
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Which, if any, U.S. Federal Government agencies offer a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for their APIs?

Are there any examples of U.S. Federal Government agencies offering service level agreements (SLAs) for their APIs?
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Data Source for Speed Limits

I am not even quite sure how this data would be organized. But I am looking for a data source for different speed limits in the US correlated to street name.
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Where can I find U.S. train traffic data?

I'm trying to get a general idea of railroad traffic along particular segments of track—whether it's abandoned, whether it gets one train a month, or 100 trains a day. Is there a source of such data? ...
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Is there a site where USA road traffic historical data would be available?

Is there a site where USA road traffic historical data would be available? For example, whether the usual traffic jam on Bay Bridge in Maryland on Memorial day weekend was worse in 2012 vs. 2011?
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Sources of political voting records at the county level?

Is there a database of which party (Democrats/Republicans/Other) won which county/zip code in a U.S. presidential election? Even better would be a panel of these data. If no public database like this ...
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US Government API Usage

I'm unable to find very much data about the usage of APIs from United States federal agencies. Which APIs that have been released have the highest traffic number in terms of queries, and/or ...
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Is there data on the types of cars bought and turned in during the “cash for clunkers” program?

I'm interested in determining what sort of cars were traded in and what sort of cars were purchased through the cash for clunkers program. Does anyone know where to find that data? I would hope it ...
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Ownership of US county property tax/assessment data?

I'm in the process of building a not-for-profit site that will aggregate current and historical property tax data for all counties in the United States and serve it via a REST API. A problem I've ...
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Does any US Government agency (like FDA) publish a list of approved food products and ingredients?

For example, consider a category of "bread", it is approved by different Government agencies and are the ingredients specifically included on all products? Do any of these agencies maintain a list of ...

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