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2014-07-08 12:26:23

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1970, Marian McQuade initiated a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a federal proclamation, declaring the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. This day has been celebrated every year since in honor of our nation's grandparents. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO 7.1 millionThe number of grandparents whose grandchildren under 18...

2014-07-02 12:25:17

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. This landmark law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations, in publicly owned or operated facilities, in employment and union membership and in the registration of voters. To mark the anniversary, the U.S. Census Bureau has gathered key statistics that measure changes in some characteristics of different race groups...

Smartphones Used More By Millennials Than Any Other Generation
2014-07-01 09:57:57

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each generation tends to look at technology differently, and today's "Millennial" generation certainly uses smartphones differently than their older peers. According to a new study conducted by Experian Marketing Services, Millennial adults aged 18 to 34 spend 14.5 hours in a typical week using a smartphone. This includes texting, talking and accessing social media; as well, Millennials connect with their handsets more than any other...

2014-06-30 12:26:46

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau provides the latest, comprehensive look at the nation's population aged 65 and older, comprising 40.3 million in 2010. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140630/123079 The 65+ in the United States: 2010 report contains many findings about the 65-and-older population on topics such as socio-economic characteristics, size and growth, geographic distribution, and longevity and health....

2014-06-26 12:32:07

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. This landmark law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations, in publicly owned or operated facilities, in employment and union membership and in the registration of voters. To mark the anniversary, the U.S. Census Bureau has gathered key statistics that measure changes in some characteristics of different race groups...

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....


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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