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Roque Planas

FBI Will Finally Count Latinos | Roque Planas | Posted 06.25.2013 | Latino Voices

The FBI will begin collecting nationwide data on ethnicity next year to be published in its annual Uniform Crime Report, making it possible to test th...

We Were Right (So Says the Census): Hidden Swing Voters Tipped the Scales in 2012

Marc H. Morial | Posted 07.21.2013 | Black Voices
Marc H. Morial

There is no doubt that the opportunity to re-elect America's first black president contributed to record black turnout last year. But, no matter who is on the ballot in 2014 and 2016, we must continue to exercise our voice. We must continue to exercise our vote.

Moving? Beware the Criminal Element

Diane Dimond | Posted 07.11.2013 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Apparently, Spring is a traditional time when many decide to pick up and start fresh somewhere new.In fact, the month of May is National Moving Month and crooks have already marked it on their calendar.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Bill Would Eliminate America's Economic Data | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Republicans are cooking up legislation that could give President Barack Obama an unintentional assist with disagreeable unemp...

America's Fattest Cities

24/7 Wall St. | Douglas A. McIntyre, Alexander E.M. Hess, Michael B. Sauter, Samuel Weigley | Posted 04.13.2013 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: Obesity may be the most closely followed health care issue in the United States. The rate of obesity has increased dramatically in t...

REPORT: Child Care Costs Are Rising

Posted 04.06.2013 | Parents

A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that child care costs have risen dramatically since the 1980s. The report, called "Who's Minding The...

Guess Which City Has The Country's Longest Commute?

Posted 03.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Guess who doesn't have the country's worst commute? D.C. may have the country's worst traffic. But according to new Census Bureau da...

America's Unhappiest Industries

Forbes | Jacquelyn Smith | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business

From Forbes: Do you happen to work in retail or food services and think your friends in construction and real estate are happier than you? Turns out i...

What Do You Call The Person Who Sleeps In Your Bed?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.30.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

My 60-something friends Barbara and Richard recently celebrated their first anniversary. Getting married solved not just one problem -- how to give Barbara spousal privileges in matters concerning Richard's health -- but a second one too: They no longer had to figure out what to call each other.

Great News For Mom And Dad

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.08.2012 | Money

Good news, mom and dad. Your 20-something kid might finally be ready to move out. Household formation is growing at the fastest rate in more than ...

Making America America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

As election season winds to a close, candidates from all sides are still making their final promises about what they want America to be. Those of us who share Dr. Harding's vision -- for a just, compassionate, multiracial, joyful nation which cares for children and elders -- must work to make that reality.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Why The Jobs Report Conspiracy Theory Is Baseless | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

If you think the numbers in the September jobs report were skewed to help President Barack Obama, a look into how the figures are calculated will prove you wrong.

Families Struggle: Child Poverty Remains Epidemically High

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Citizens must demand that every political leader state what they will do now to invest in and protect vulnerable children from hunger, homelessness and poor education. It's way past time to eliminate epidemic child poverty and the child suffering, stress, homelessness and miseducation it spawns.

There's Still Hope For The Job Market

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business

(Corrects first and 13th paragraphs of story published late on Thursday to show job growth estimates include both factory positions and related empl...

Child Poverty Holds Steady For The First Time In Years, Census Bureau Finds

Posted 09.12.2012 | Parents

After climbing four years in a row, the U.S. child-poverty rate essentially held firm in 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau announced on Wednesday. In 2...

Arthur Delaney

Incomes Declined In 2011 For Fourth Straight Year | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.12.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Household incomes declined for the fourth straight year in 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau announced on Wednesday, in another reminder of t...

'Back-To-School' By The Numbers: Americans Spent $7.7 Billion Last August

Posted 07.15.2016 | Education

The return to school means, among other things, the return to math class and all the calculations, facts and figures that go with it. Perhaps in antic...

America's Emptiest Cities

CNBC | Paul Toscano | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business

It’s no secret that the U.S. housing market has seen better days. From falling home values and impaired labor mobility to backed-up inventories and ...

How Do We Calculate Per Pupil Expenditures? A Call for GAAP in Education

Michael McShane | Posted 09.16.2012 | Education
Michael McShane

Education finance needs GAAP, desperately. Discussions about stretching the school dollar and return on investment depend upon it. States cannot learn from each other if they are using separate cost calculations.

Millenials Are Best Off In These Cities

24/7 Wall St. | Lisa A. Nelson and Michael B. Sauter | Posted 05.02.2013 | Business

From 24/7 Wall st.: A weak job market, along with the high cost of higher education, have made it difficult for the average college graduate in Americ...

Number Of U.S. Businesses Fell In 2010: Census Bureau

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - The number of U.S. businesses with paid employees fell for a third straight year in 2010, but the rate of decrease slowed, the Census Bure...

How The Recession Changed School Funding

Posted 08.16.2012 | Education

The recession shifted the former balance in education funding, according to a report released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau. For the first ti...

How U.S. Families Weathered The Recession

Posted 06.21.2012 | Business

The recession didn’t just hurt our wallets, it also changed the sleeping arrangements. Between 2007 and 2010, the number of adult Americans livi...

A Democracy of Diversity

Maya Wiley | Posted 07.22.2012 | Black Voices
Maya Wiley

Reading about the Reverend Wright attack ads, it's clear to me that we are all still fearful of confronting our own racial anxieties. They remind me just how far we've come as a country but also how much further we need to go.

Michael McAuliff

Census Boss: House Bill 'Devastates' America's Data | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.S. Census Bureau hammered the House of Representatives on Friday for passing a bill that he said "devastates" the nati...