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2014-01-15 12:23:38

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world's first St. Patrick's Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military. This parade became an annual event, with President Truman attending in 1948. Congress proclaimed March...

Population Growth Was Slow In The US During 2013
2014-01-01 05:37:00

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The U.S. population grew by a mere 0.72 percent in the last year, the lowest since the Great Depression in 1937, according to new figures released by the Census Bureau on Monday. On New Year’s Day 2014, the population of the U.S. will top off at roughly 3.2 million - an increase of 2.2 million from New Year's Day in 2013. Although the U.S. growth rate is lower than the global growth rate of 1.1 percent, it is still higher than...

2013-12-30 12:20:04

Texas leads the nation as most attractive state for 9th straight year, followed by Florida and Arizona CHICAGO, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lone Star State has again locked up the title of the top Magnet State, according to the annual Allied Van Lines Magnet States Report. For the ninth year in a row, Texas maintained its dominant status as Most Inbound State on Allied's report, which uses internal data to track U.S. migration patterns Texas' net relocation gain of 1,914 families in...

2013-12-13 12:22:37

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) What: The U.S. Census Bureau will hold a Web conference to discuss the Dec. 17 release of the 2008-2012 American Community Survey statistics. The data collected over the five-year period provide statistics for all places in the nation down to the block group level. The Web conference will include guidance on...

2013-11-14 12:23:58

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new housing brief from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that median home values in many small counties across the nation held steady after the most recent recession, while values in large counties declined. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131114/DC16757-INFO-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131114/DC16757-INFO-b) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) These findings come from the Census...

2013-11-07 23:30:56

The Future of the Church summit, sponsored by Group Publishing assembled church leaders, authors, media writers, academics and students to grapple with the issues that may be causing church attendance to decline and explore what the American church may look like over the next 20 years. Loveland, Colorado (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Participants at this year’s national Future of the Church summit, sponsored by Group Publishing, envisioned a new–and quite hopeful–picture for the church...

2013-11-04 16:26:32

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York. Red Fox James, a Blackfeet Indian, rode horseback from state to state, getting endorsements from 24 state governments, to have a day to honor American Indians. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating November 1990 as "National American Indian Heritage Month." Similar proclamations have been issued every year since...

2013-10-31 20:20:32

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2013 /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 military veterans with parades and speeches...

2013-10-18 23:21:21

The Sharing Economy is enabling Millennials to shape their own version of the American Dream. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 The Sharing Economy and Millennials report published by MindSwarms, a disruptive digital market research platform, articulates a distinctly different version of the American Dream for the younger generation. A down economy has made this path difficult for Millennials, and “sharing brands” have enabled Millennials to enjoy rich products and...

2013-09-19 12:25:28

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that the Chicago metro area's median household income and poverty rate were not statistically different from the year before, while the uninsured rate decreased. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130919/DC82642-INFO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) According to the 2012 American Community Survey, the median household income in the Chicago metro area was $59,261...