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2010-01-05 08:39:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Women's History Month's roots go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women's Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn't until 1981 that Congress established National Women's History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. Every year since, Congress has passed a resolution for Women's History...

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2009-12-15 15:50:00

Since 2003, text messaging in the U.S. has increased by more than 52 times. According to the Census Bureau, the number of text messages sent on U.S. mobile phones has more than doubled every year since 2003, when 2.1 billion text messages were sent. Then in 2004, 4.7 billion messages were sent, 9.8 the following year, and 18. 7 billion in 2006, before coming to a ridiculously high 48.1 billion in 2007. The number of text messages more than doubled again to a whopping 110.4 billion...

2009-12-15 07:00:00

Census Bureau Releases 2010 Statistical Abstract Depicting the State of Our Nation WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How r u? The way we communicate is rapidly evolving, as evidenced by the fact that the number of text messages sent on cell phones has more than doubled from 48 billion in 2007 to 110 billion in 2008, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2010. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) The...

2009-11-05 14:36:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors living military veterans with parades and speeches...

2009-11-02 12:38:00

BALTIMORE, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the 2010 Census less than five months away, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves today visited a Baltimore high school to help launch a new initiative to help local school districts educate young people about the U.S. Constitution and the importance of the census. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) "We are thrilled to launch the Census in Schools program," Locke...

2009-09-21 18:47:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Census Bureau has discovered that the embargo on the 2008 American Community Survey data, which was to be in effect until 12:01 a.m. Sept. 22, was broken this afternoon. Therefore, the embargo is lifted for this release, effective immediately. All media may now release this data to the public. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) Census Bureau Releases 2008...

2009-08-04 14:47:42

U.S. nonfarm businesses increased their spending on structures and equipment 17 percent between 2000 and 2007, the Census Bureau said Tuesday. In 2007, the latest year with data available, businesses spent $1.36 trillion on structures and equipment, including investments in new and used buildings and equipment. In 2000, spending in buildings and equipment was $1.16 trillion. The top four spenders in 2007 were manufacturing, finance and insurance, real estate, including rental and leasing, and...

2009-07-30 13:55:00

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Census Bureau announced today a new public release schedule for the official income, poverty and health insurance estimates for 2008 from the Current Population Survey (CPS), as well as estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) National income and poverty data from the CPS will be released the week of Labor Day. This is in response to feedback that releasing the...

2009-07-30 08:38:00

U.S. Business Employers Add 100,000 Establishments in 2007, Census Bureau Reports WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States businesses with employees added more than 100,000 establishments in 2007, bringing the total number to 7.7 million and adding more than 650,000 employees to their payrolls. Overall, employees of businesses in the United States earned more than $5 trillion in annual payroll in 2007, up from $4.8 trillion in 2006. (Logo:...

2009-07-22 15:11:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven former Census Bureau directors, as well as hundreds of members of the statistical community and Census Bureau employees, witnessed Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke publicly swear in Robert M. Groves today as the 23rd director of the U.S. Census Bureau. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) President Obama nominated Groves to head the bureau in April. The Senate confirmed him on July 13. Groves takes...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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