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2014-05-06 12:32:25

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 377 business establishments in American Samoa generated $1.2 billion in sales in 2012, employed 7,070 people and paid $114 million in annual payroll, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2012 Economic Census of Island Areas: Geographic Area Series for American Samoa. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140506/84948 Every five years, the economic census provides the most authoritative and comprehensive source of...

2014-04-16 12:27:13

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The driving force behind Mother's Day was Anna Jarvis, who organized observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia on May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She succeeded in 1914, when Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO How Many Mothers 4.1 million...

2014-02-06 12:26:44

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expressing one's love to another is a celebrated custom on Valentine's Day. Sweethearts and family members present gifts to one another, such as cards, candy, flowers and other symbols of affection. Opinions differ as to who was the original Valentine, but the most popular theory is that he was a clergyman who was executed for secretly marrying couples in ancient Rome. In A.D. 496, Pope Gelasius I declared Feb. 14 as Valentine Day....

2014-01-28 16:23:03

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII will be played Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. This will be the first time the Super Bowl has been held in the New York City metropolitan area, as well as being the first Super Bowl played outdoors in the northern U.S. To commemorate this occasion, the Census Bureau has compiled a collection of facts examining the demographics of the host city, as well as the cities represented by the remaining teams in the playoffs, the...

2014-01-14 12:24:55

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expressing one's love to another is a celebrated custom on Valentine's Day. Sweethearts and family members present gifts to one another, such as cards, candy, flowers and other symbols of affection. Opinions differ as to who was the original Valentine, but the most popular theory is that he was a clergyman who was executed for secretly marrying couples in ancient Rome. In A.D. 496, Pope Gelasius I declared Feb. 14 as Valentine Day....


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'