Monthly Archives: April 2011

Asian-Owned Businesses Bring in Half a Trillion in Revenues

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Written by: Tom Mesenbourg, Deputy Director, U.S. Census Bureau In a week our nation will celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage month, the time of the year when we celebrate the culture, traditions, and history of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the … Continue reading

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State Pensions Suffer Huge Loss

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With 3.8 million Americans employed by state governments, the welfare of the state retirement systems is a valid concern, especially given the systems’ dependence on market strength. Because of these concerns, many state governments are asking hard questions about the … Continue reading

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Finishing What We Start?

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Written by: Kurt Bauman, Chief, Education and Social Stratification Branch, U.S. Census Bureau Ideally, in life, people hope to finish what they start. But when it comes to an education, for a variety of reasons, things don’t always work out … Continue reading

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Green Stats

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Earth Day is Friday, April 22. To help you celebrate, we offer a sampling of green data collected and published by the US Census Bureau. According to the American Community Survey (5-year estimates): 0.5% of Americans bike to and from … Continue reading

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U.S. Trade with Japan in 2010

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By: Terri, US Census Bureau Foreign Trade Division Japan suffered a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami. While it’s too soon to know what repercussions this may have on U.S. trade, I decided to look at how Japan played a role … Continue reading

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