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2014-07-01 16:25:25

Shipments Increased 33.6 Percent to $28 Billion WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of U.S. breweries more than doubled -- from 398 to 869 -- between 2007 and 2012, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released today from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series. The breweries industry reported $28.3 billion in shipments in 2012, an increase of nearly 33.6 percent since 2007. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140701/123752 Employment in the breweries industry...

2014-07-01 00:21:35

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST INCOME TAX Profile America -- Tuesday, July 1st. Income taxes first came to America 152 years ago today, when President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill levying a 3 percent tax on incomes between $600 and $10,000, and 5 percent for greater incomes. After helping finance the federal cause in the...

2014-06-30 16:25:02

WASHINGTON, June 30, 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/20140630/123313 2.5 million In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly...

2014-06-30 12:26:46

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau provides the latest, comprehensive look at the nation's population aged 65 and older, comprising 40.3 million in 2010. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140630/123079 The 65+ in the United States: 2010 report contains many findings about the 65-and-older population on topics such as socio-economic characteristics, size and growth, geographic distribution, and longevity and health....

2014-06-30 00:20:37

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO SAN FRANCISCO TREAT Profile America -- Monday, June 30th. The first electric power company in America, and perhaps the world, was formed on this date in 1879 in San Francisco. This was nearly four months before Thomas Edison successfully tested his practical incandescent light bulb, but there was...

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....


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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