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2014-09-01 00:20:46

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO LABOR DAY Profile America -- Monday, September 1st. This is Labor Day -- a time to honor the nation's working men and women, and traditionally, the end of the summer season. The observance has added meaning this year because of the persistently cloudy employment picture. The first Labor Day was...

2014-08-31 00:20:14

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO RUNS ON SUN Profile America -- Sunday, August 31st. The 1950s may be recalled for many now-quaint things, but it was also a decade with antecedents for our current technological pursuits. On this date in 1955, William G. Cobb of the General Motors Corporation demonstrated the world's first...

2014-08-30 00:20:55

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO SAVING FACE Profile America -- Saturday, August 30th. Few of us have the opportunity to actually change the shape of people's lives and help them to live more happily. Such a man was Dr. Claire Straith, whose birthday in 1891 is noted today. Treating soldiers wounded in World War I, he pioneered...

2014-08-29 00:20:22

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO STATE GAS TAXES Profile America -- Friday, August 29th. A perpetually hot topic, in summer and other seasons, is the fluctuating cost of gasoline and diesel fuel. Some discussion centers on the amount of taxes paid at the pump, as state taxes on fuels vary widely. The highest state tax plus fees...

2014-08-28 12:24:46

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 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...

2014-08-28 00:20:45

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST RADIO COMMERCIAL Profile America -- Thursday, August 28th. "This program is brought to you by ..." Those words, or ones close to them, were heard on this date 92 years ago in what is believed to be the first commercial broadcast on the new medium of radio. Station WEAF in New York City...

2014-08-27 12:26:47

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More young adults ages 18-24 are going to college; 41 percent in 2012, up from 26 percent in 1980. Fewer are in the labor force; 65 percent in 2012, down from 75 percent in 1986, the peak year. Find out more on Friday, Aug. 29, at approximately 9:15 a.m. EDT as Tom Snyder, program director at the National Center for Education Statistics, discusses new findings about young adults. Each Friday, C-SPAN's "America by the Numbers"...

2014-08-27 00:20:20

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO WELL BEING Profile America -- Wednesday, August 27(th). The U.S. petroleum industry got its start on this date in 1859 when blacksmith William Smith saw a dark film floating on the surface of the water in a hole he was boring near Titusville, Pennsylvania. Rising from a depth of just 69 feet, it...

2014-08-26 16:25:04

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Provides a comprehensive look at the financial activity of the nation's state-administered defined benefit pension systems, including cash and investment holdings, receipts, payments, pension obligations and membership information. Statistics are shown at the national level and for individual states. The...

2014-08-26 00:20:48

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO NATIONAL DOG DAY Profile America -- Tuesday, August 26th. It is said that "every dog has its day," and according to an animal welfare organization in Oregon, today is it for every dog. Now in its 11th observance, this date is National Dog Day. The occasion has two goals. One is to honor dogs,...


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pungle
  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
This word comes from the Spanish 'pongale,' put it.
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