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2014-01-19 00:21:18

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) CANNING PROCESS Profile America -- Sunday, January 19th. Being able to store food and distribute it before it spoiled became a lot easier in the young United States on this date in 1825. That's when Ezra Daggett and Thomas Kensett were granted a patent for the tin can. Heating and sealing...

2014-01-17 16:22:27

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) The Department of Commerce has released a new infographic, "International Trade Between U.S. and Canada," which celebrates the world's largest and most comprehensive trading relationship. It illustrates the top U.S. imports from and exports to Canada and presents an annual time series of data on trade...

2014-01-17 00:21:32

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) SOLAR POWER Profile America -- Friday, January 17th. There's been a lot of emphasis lately on making houses that are more energy efficient -- with better insulation and windows that seal out heat and cold. Many feature the use of solar panels to capture the natural heat of the sun. The...

2014-01-16 16:23:23

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of February was set aside for this celebration to coincide with the birthdays of abolitionist/editor Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, as part of the nation's bicentennial,...

2014-01-16 12:28:12

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that in fall 2012, more than 50 million U.S. adults, or one in four, had obtained a professional certification, license or educational certificate apart from a postsecondary degree awarded by colleges and universities. This is the Census Bureau's first-ever report on this topic. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140116/DC47851) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO)...

2014-01-16 00:20:40

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) PROHIBITION Profile America -- Thursday, January 16th. There have been 27 amendments to the U.S. Constitution over the past 223 years, but that total comes with an asterisk. Uniquely, the 21st Amendment repeals the 18th, which began its short career this day in 1919. That amendment launched...

2014-01-15 16:23:08

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) In 2012, 64.5 million Americans volunteered nearly 7.9 billion hours with an estimated value of nearly $175 billion. Find out more on Jan. 17 at approximately 9:20-10 a.m. EST as Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, discusses statistics about how millions of...

2014-01-15 00:20:49

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY Profile America -- Wednesday, January 15th. Dr. Martin Luther King would be 85 years old today. The civil rights leader, minister, and recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize was born in 1929 and assassinated in 1968. Next Monday is a national holiday,...

2014-01-14 12:24:55

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expressing one's love to another is a celebrated custom on Valentine's Day. Sweethearts and family members present gifts to one another, such as cards, candy, flowers and other symbols of affection. Opinions differ as to who was the original Valentine, but the most popular theory is that he was a clergyman who was executed for secretly marrying couples in ancient Rome. In A.D. 496, Pope Gelasius I declared Feb. 14 as Valentine Day....

2014-01-14 00:20:29

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) FINANCIAL WELLNESS MONTH Profile America -- Tuesday, January 14th. January is Financial Wellness Month, appropriately timed to the confluence of New Year's resolutions and holiday bills. It's a time to set new goals for financial freedom and moderation in spending; for people to understand...