Category Archives: Economy

State Pensions Suffer Huge Loss

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Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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U.S. Trade with Japan in 2010

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Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Get Ready to Floss

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Tweet Written by Terri, US Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division Do you remember your last visit to the dentist’s office? Dentist: I noticed a bit of plaque build-up. Have you been flossing twice a day? (awkward silence) You: Um… I … Continue reading

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March is Women’s History Month

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Tweet The role of women in history was first commemorated in March 1978 as Women’s History Week in Sonoma County, California. Congress issued a joint resolution proclaiming a national Women’s History Week in 1981, and expanded the celebration to an … Continue reading

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Black-Owned Businesses Grow at Triple the National Rate

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Tweet Written by: Bill Bostic, Associate Director for Economic Programs February is Black History Month, a time when our nation celebrates the contributions of people of African-American heritage. It’s also an appropriate time to acknowledge the growing impact the black … Continue reading

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