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2014-06-29 00:20:11

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO GETTING UP TO SPEED Profile America -- Sunday, 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 states along its nearly 47,000...

2014-06-27 00:20:46

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO CREDIT WHERE IT'S DUE Profile America -- Friday, June 27th. Consumers' options for managing their finances were greatly broadened on this date in 1934 after President Roosevelt signed the Federal Credit Union Act the day before, promoting the nationwide formation of credit unions. These differ...

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 12:31:37

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140626/122110 In honor of today's World Cup game, a new graphic shows U.S. Census Bureau foreign trade statistics for the top five exports and imports between the United States and Germany in 2013. No news release associated with this graphic. Tip Sheet only. CB14-TPS.53Public Information Office301-763-3030email:...

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....

2014-06-26 00:20:55

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO SETTING THE BAR Profile America -- Thursday, June 26th. The person's name is not known, but whoever bought a pack of chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio on this day 40 years ago was making history. It was the first purchase of an item to be scanned into a cash register by using the...

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...

2014-06-25 00:20:21

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO LIVING COLOR Profile America -- Wednesday, June 25th Today is the anniversary of the first color television broadcast. In 1951, CBS transmitted the appropriately named program "Premiere" from New York City and through stations in Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia. The program was seen in...

2014-06-24 12:34:23

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140624/120997 Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released updates to the OnTheMap for Emergency Management tool. The public data tool provides an intuitive Web-based interface for viewing the potential effects of disasters on the U.S. workforce and population. Users can easily retrieve reports containing detailed workforce, population and...

2014-06-23 12:26:40

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today announced two new members will join the Census Scientific Advisory Committee. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Kenneth Simonson -- the Associated General Contractors of America's chief economist -- and Jack Levis -- the director of process management at United Parcel Service -- will join other subject-matter experts in advising the Census Bureau director on a wide range of...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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