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2014-06-26 12:26:32

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The median age declined in seven states between 2012 and 2013, including five in the Great Plains, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today. In contrast, the median age for the U.S. as a whole ticked up from 37.5 years to 37.6 years. These estimates examine population changes among groups by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin nationally, as well as all states and counties, between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2013....

2014-06-25 12:26:50

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked with red, white and blue flags, fireworks, parades and backyard barbecues across the country. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO 2.5 million In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly...

2014-06-09 12:34:15

Millennials Show Most Resilience after Great Recession vs. Gen X and Boomers ATLANTA, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many consumers in America continue to believe in the "American Dream" despite the lingering economic conditions, but find that their standard of living has been significantly impacted since the Great Recession. The survey, commissioned by Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), found that 42 percent still believe the American Dream is alive and well but 53 percent believe that they now live...

2014-06-05 04:21:54

- Interactive map tracks changes to millennial and boomer workforces in 175 U.S. metros CHICAGO, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The jobs recovery has put spotlights on two large sections of the labor force: workers nearing the end of their careers and young adults just beginning them. While the economy has been difficult for both groups, baby boomers now hold a larger percentage of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and other occupations than before the...

2014-05-13 16:25:12

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau launched a new, interactive and redesigned census.gov website today as it celebrates 20 years on the Web. In 1994, the Census Bureau was among the first government agencies to create a public website, and the newest version offers many updated features to make finding and exploring statistics on America's people, places and economy easier for the nearly 5 million visitors who traffic the site every month....

2014-05-12 16:20:40

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Los Angeles had 1.0 percent of commuters bike to work, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today in a new brief focused on biking and walking to work. Nationally, 0.6 percent of workers commute by bike. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140512/86653 Since 2000, the percent of people who biked to work in Los Angeles increased from 0.6 percent to 1.0 percent, according to 2008-2012 statistics from the American Community Survey. In addition,...

2014-05-08 23:16:47

National Organization of Employment-Based Immigrants Welcomes Rules Allowing Immigrants’ Spouses to Work and Calls for Further Administrative Action to Reduce Backlogs. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 This morning, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced proposed regulations that will allow H-4 dependent spouses of certain principal H-1B workers to request employment authorization. (Click Here) Current rules prevent thousands of immigrant spouses already living legally in...

2014-05-08 12:21:40

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many U.S. cities are seeing an increase in bicycle commuters, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today. Nationwide, the number of people who traveled to work by bike increased roughly 60 percent over the last decade, from about 488,000 in 2000 to about 786,000 during the 2008-2012 period. This is the largest percentage increase of all commuting modes tracked by the 2000 Census and the 2008-2012 American Community Survey....

2014-05-06 16:29:44

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's 65-and-older population is projected to reach 83.7 million in the year 2050, almost double in size from the 2012 level of 43.1 million, according to two reports released today from the U.S. Census Bureau. A large part of this growth is due to the aging of baby boomers (individuals born in the United States between mid-1946 and mid-1964), who began turning 65 in 2011 and are now driving growth at the older ages of the...

2014-04-22 12:24:00

--Following unusually harsh seasonal conditions, Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) sees upward revisions and hits six year peak -- WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), has reached its highest peak since March 2008. Even accounting for seasonal adjustments, the unusually harsh winter skewed earlier data, and this month's barometer reflects upward revisions for...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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