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2011-08-18 10:19:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marital Events of Americans: 2009 -- This report examines marriage, divorce and widowhood in America. Historically, data on marriages and divorces in the U.S. were collected by the National Center for Health Statistics, but that program was discontinued in 1996. In 2008, the Census Bureau added questions about marital events to the American Community Survey (ACS). This release will be available on an embargoed basis for accredited media...

2011-04-29 12:54:00

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Census Bureau is reinstating its Embargo Policy, which allows embargo access to select news releases and data products, effective immediately. The first product that will be available for embargo are the 2010 Census Demographic Profiles, which will be posted to the embargo site at 10:00 a.m. EDT Tuesday, May 3 for public release at 12:01 a.m. EDT Thursday, May 5. Wire and distribution services are prohibited from distributing...

2010-10-24 00:14:29

Reconciliation: 78 Reasons to End the U.S. Embargo of Cuba is an exciting and timely book, with up-to-the minute facts about economic and legal issues now being debated in Congress and throughout America. Recent massive oil finds and the tourist boom have made Cuba a hot topic, and an opportunity for jobs and business. Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2010 A new and relevant book on the complex, and controversial issue of the U.S. embargo of Cuba is released. Reconciliation: 78 Reasons...

2009-10-01 15:06:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recent days, the Census Bureau has experienced two major breaches of its embargo news release policy. Therefore, effective Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, the bureau will temporarily suspend prerelease access to data products while an assessment of the embargo policy and a thorough review of the breach incidents can be conducted. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) Contact: Public Information Office, 301-763-3030...

2008-07-27 12:00:39

By Mauricio Claver-Carone The energy debate in the United States introduces one more powerful argument in support of current U.S. policy toward Cuba: environmental protection. For years the Castro brothers have been courting foreign oil companies, and in recent years none have been courted more assiduously than China's Sinopec. Why Sinopec? The answer is simple: If the Chinese were to start drilling in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Cuba - so very close to the coast of Florida -...

2008-06-30 15:02:41

The U.S. Treasury Department has fined Florida's Spirit Airlines $100,000 for paying Cuba for permission to use the country's airspace. Spirit Airlines said violations of the embargo law against Cuba were unintentional, and agreed to pay the fine, El Nuevo Herald reported Monday. The airline failed to file for a license from the Office of Foreign Asset Control to do business with the Cuban government, the report said. Spirit Airlines never had the intention of violating any requirements...

2008-06-19 21:00:10

The European Union is set to take the largely symbolic action of lifting sanctions on Cuba, officials said. The sanctions were imposed in 2003 in reaction to the jailing of about 70 dissidents, but were suspended, though not entirely removed, two years later. After the first day of an EU summit in Brussels, EU External Relations Commissioner made the announcement, the BBC reported. The plan to lift the sanctions is in defiance of U.S. policy. A decades-old U.S. trade embargo remains....


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