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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......
  • Six Wal-Mart heirs are wealthier than U.S.' entire bottom 30%

     
    As Americans fret over how to tax the rich and Occupy protesters rail against the 1%, new reports find that the definition of wealth is a tenuous one. According to analysis from labor economist Sylvia Allegreto with UC Berkeley, based on the most recent...
  • 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....
  • U.S. Asian population rises 45% from 2000 to 2010

     
    The nation's Asian population grew faster than any other racial or ethnic group in the last 10 years, a new Census Bureau report shows. Asian Americans nearly doubled their numbers nationwide between 2000 and 2010, to 17.3 million people. California is...
  • 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....
  • California has nation's highest number of veterans

     
    New infographic on nation's veterans by census bureau shows California with highest population of former military men and women. Texas and Florida are next....
  • Census Bureau considers changes to race, ethnicity questions

     
    Census Bureau considers changes to the race questions asked in its surveys....
  • 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......
  • College degrees bring lifetime financial rewards, census says

     
    It pays to get a college degree and it especially pays to earn a bachelor’s in engineering or computer science. Those are some of the findings of two new reports from the U.S. Census Bureau that examined income disparities linked......
  • China, U.S., Europe battling over a shrinking global-trade pie

     
    Global Focus: In polite, diplomatic language, China this week accused Eurozone leaders of piling up debts that threaten global economic stability and the Europeans countered with complaints that Beijing manipulates its currency to unfairly skew trade in...