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2014-08-21 16:20:43

Statistics Available for Manufacturing of Light Truck and Utility Vehicles and Heavy Duty Trucks WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The total value of shipments for the automobile manufacturing industry (NAICS 336111) was $108.8 billion in 2012, up 28.4 percent from $84.7 billion in 2007, according to the latest 2012 Economic Census statistics released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of employees increased 5.6 percent, from 65,436 in 2007 to 69,078 in 2012....

2014-08-21 12:27:21

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Median net worth increased between 2000 and 2011 for households in the top two quintiles of the net worth distribution (the wealthiest 40 percent), while declining for those in the lower three quintiles (the bottom 60 percent), according to new statistics released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The result was a widening wealth gap between those at the top and those in the middle and bottom of the net worth distribution. Each...

2014-08-21 00:21:12

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO ABA FOUNDED Profile America -- Thursday, August 21(st). The American Bar Association was founded on this date in 1878 in Sarasota Springs, New York. One-hundred attorneys from 21 states were present at its first meeting. The legal profession as we know it barely existed at the time. There was no...

2014-08-20 00:20:49

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST LICENSED RADIO STATION Profile America -- Wednesday, August 20th. The nation's first licensed radio station began broadcasting in Detroit on this date in 1920 -- station 8MK, now operating as WWJ. The station was owned by the Detroit News, and for some convoluted reasons, the station...

2014-08-19 12:26:16

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO This collection of seven tables for each quarter comes from the Survey of Income and Program Participation. The tables that examine the role of government-sponsored benefit programs and the labor market among the nation's people and households within the economic climate of each quarter of 2012....

2014-08-19 00:21:23

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO ON THE AIR Profile America -- Tuesday, August 19th. Two geniuses in the field of electronics whose inventions changed pastimes the world over were born in August. One was television pioneer Philo Farnsworth, whose 1906 birthday is noted today. He conceived the idea of television broadcasting...

2014-08-17 00:20:51

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO IMMUNIZATION MONTH Profile America -- Sunday, August 17th. Although the numbers have fallen sharply in the last few decades, still some people in the U.S. succumb to diseases that could have been prevented by immunization. Others experience pain, suffering and disability. That's why this is...

2014-08-16 00:20:58

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO WORKPLACE DEATHS Profile America -- Saturday, August 16th. Since major league baseball began in 1876, there have been only two game-related deaths in the more than 200,000 games played. The first was in 1909, when Philadelphia catcher Doc Powers crashed into a wall chasing a foul pop-up, suffering...

2014-08-15 12:25:22

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO What: The U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics will host "Federal Statistics on Health Insurance Coverage: Technical Meeting on Methods Used in Household Surveys." When: Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 10 a.m. - noon (EDT) Who: U.S. Census Bureau:...

2014-08-14 00:21:19

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO SOCIAL SECURITY ENACTED Profile America -- Thursday, August 14th. Keeping Social Security strong and solvent is a continuing concern in an increasingly aging America. The demographic profile was different on this date in 1935, when the program was signed into law by President Franklin D....


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.