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2013-08-12 00:20:28

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) MONDAY AUGUST 12: SEWING MACHINE Profile America -- Monday, August 12th. An invention that has had a profound impact on our use of fabrics and on the nation's economy was patented on this date in 1851 -- the home sewing machine, developed by Isaac Singer. The idea of the sewing machine --...

2013-08-09 00:21:44

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) FRIDAY, AUGUST 9: MOVING EXPERIENCE Profile America -- Friday, August 9th.( )With so much modern infrastructure featuring soaring atriums and deep subterranean transit systems, it's not easy to imagine getting by without escalators. However, this efficient people mover was conceived in a far...

2013-08-06 00:21:38

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) TUESDAY, AUGUST 6: FRESH BREATH DAY Profile America -- Tuesday, August 6th. Today is one of America's more obscure and unusual commemorations. It's National Fresh Breath Day, even if it is not recognized by the greeting card industry. The idea is to make people aware that having fresh...

2013-07-15 00:20:12

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) MONDAY, JULY 15: NICKEL AND DIMING Profile America -- Monday, July 15th. When car drivers in Oklahoma City went to bed on this date in 1935, they probably had no idea how their world, and ours, was going to change come the next morning. On July 16th, America's first parking meter was...

2013-07-14 00:20:17

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) SUNDAY, JULY 14: SIZING UP Profile America -- Sunday, July 14th. Almost every home has at least one. They can be made out of cloth, plastic, or metal. Seamstresses and tailors use them, as do professional craftsmen and weekend do-it-yourselfers. It's the tape measure, patented on this...

2013-07-11 00:20:13

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) THURSDAY, JULY 11: TELSTAR Profile America -- Thursday, July 11th. The far-flung reaches of planet Earth came into focus for the average American this week in 1962 with the launching of Telstar. This was the first privately owned satellite and the first to relay live television pictures...

2013-07-09 00:20:29

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) TUESDAY, JULY 9: TRANSISTOR Profile America -- Tuesday, July 9th. One of the most important inventions of our times was announced in early July 1951 by Bell Laboratories in New Jersey -- the transfer resistance device -- far better known as the transistor. The small, simple, and tough...

2013-06-29 00:20:07

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) SATURDAY, JUNE 29: GETTING UP TO SPEED Profile America -- Saturday, June 29th. On this date in 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower signed a bill establishing the Interstate Highway System, originally of 41,000 miles. Today, that system is America's main street -- linking all 48 continental...

2013-06-20 12:28:37

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration issued four final rules in the Federal Register today, increasing size standards for firms in four North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sectors and one Subsector: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting (Sector 11), Finance and Insurance (Sector 52), Management of Companies and Enterprises (Sector 55), Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (Sector 71) and Support Services for Mining...

2013-06-12 00:20:15

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) WEDNESDAY JUNE 12: APPRECIATING AUTO MECHANICS Profile America -- Wednesday, June 12th. It used to be that cars were fairly simple to repair, but they often broke down. Modern automobiles have become very reliable. They've also gotten extremely complicated -- with ABS brakes, traction control,...