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  • Count Inmates In Hometowns, Not In Cells

    If a Hartford resident is in a Somers prison, should he be counted for census purposes as a resident of Somers or of Hartford? For ages, the U.S. Census Bureau's answer — and Connecticut's — has been Somers. But in 2010 the Census Bureau...
  • Absurd charts make an important point

     
    What's going on here? A recently published chart (above) shows that from 2000 to 2001, the average daily precipitation in Illinois rose slightly, as did per capita consumption of American cheese in the United States. Both rates fell from 2002......
  • The Band's Garth Hudson adds to the mystery of Nazareth reference in 'The Weight'

     
    It’s long been believed that on The Band’s song “The Weight,” the opening line “I pulled into Nazareth/I was feelin’ about half past dead” refers to the Lehigh Valley’s Nazareth, home of guitar maker C.F....
  • Online shopping: Better for the environment?

     
    Online shopping versus brick and mortar: Studies show that despite the packaging and delivery trucks associated with shopping online, it's usually still a greener way to shop than driving to a local brick and mortar store....
  • Hunger and homelessness on the rise in U.S cities, mayors report

     
    Americans are gearing up to spend billions of dollars for Christmas and other holiday gifts this year, a time when hunger, poverty and homelessness are all rising, according to Census data and surveys by city officials....
  • Realtors group says it overestimated home sales from 2007 to 2010

     
    A national real estate group sharply revised downward the number of homes it calculated were sold from 2007 to 2010, revealing a much weaker housing market than had been previously estimated. In 2010, for instance, the National Assn. of Realtors......
  • Historic wave of Mexican immigration at a standstill, report says

     
    “The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill,” the report says....
  • Rick Scott Econometrics: Smaller workforce = more stay-at-home moms?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — This is the kind of news that probably makes Mitt Romney happier than Rick Scott: Florida's declining unemployment rate is owed more to would-be workers dropping out of the hunt for jobs than new hirings by employers. That's the...
  • More than 1 in 5 California children live in poverty, study finds

     
    As California diversifies, it will face serious economic struggles if it fails to pay attention to widespread childhood poverty, according to a report released Monday by the Center for the Next Generation. The center found that more than 1 in......
  • St. Patrick’s Day good for a Google Doodle and a ‘Leprechaun’

     
    St. Patrick's Day has arrived and brought with it a high-stepping Google Doodle. The Feast of St. Patrick means shamrocks ......
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    Story, by the numbers....