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Recessions May Be Good For Your Health, Say Economists

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business


New Census Data Reveals The Centennial State's Quirks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Just when you thought you knew everything there is to know about Colorado, the Census Bureau releases its stats on the 50 states. The Bureau's findin...

Census Workers: Stemming the Jobless Flood

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Some of the estimated 700,000 Census Bureau workers, who are "about to be out of work" because their temporary jobs have ended, may actually have been handed a golden opportunity to reinvent themselves.

Suburbs Losing Young Whites To Cities, Brookings Institution Finds

AP / Huffington Post | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - White flight? In a reversal, America's suburbs are now more likely to be home to minorities, the poor and a rapidly growing older populat...

Anti-Government Texas Region Worries About Being Undercounted In Census

Houston Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALPINE, Texas -- Perhaps only in southern Brewster County -- where the land is harsh, the libertarian fevers run hot and the missing refinements of c...

Census Goes Door to Door

Steve Jost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Jost

If you see a census worker in your community, remember that your answers determine your state's representation in Congress and how we will allocate $400 billion in federal funds each year over the next decade.

SUNY-Stony Brook Students Not Told They Were Counted In Census

THiNK Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

In early April, while students at Stony Brook University were enjoying their spring breaks with family and friends, a group of 30 census workers spent...

Obama Poll Watch -- April, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama seems to have hit a plateau in his approval ratings, which have remained largely unchanged for the past three months. Could it be that we've all just made up our minds about the job the president is doing?

A Look at John Boehner's Creative Interpretation of the June Jobs Report

Tom Kiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Kiley

The Congressman implies that government spending is the reason the Labor Department didn't report an increase in jobs today. There's just one problem with his spin: June's job losses are due entirely to a reduction in government jobs.

Census Has Computer Problem

AP | JACOB ADELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — A computer system that the Census Bureau needs to manage its door-to-door count of the U.S. population remained buggy and prone to...

Census Workers Prep For Door-To-Door Count

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — It sounds simple enough. Knock on some doors, ask some questions, get some answers. But for the more than 600,000 people going door-...

Malibu Has Worst Census Return-Rate In The County

Zev Yaroslavsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Malibu, expect a knock on your door. Beginning on Sunday, May 1, thousands of U.S. census takers will take to the nation's streets, canvassing hous...

Tales From the Census Trail: Blame the Interns

KT Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
KT Boyle

No one makes friends with their Census taker.

Jason Linkins

Representative Moran Speaks Out Against Violence Directed At Census Workers (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, we noted that Census employees have endured a ridiculous number of threats to their person as they've conducted their duties this year. ...

Update on Those Republican "Census" Mailers

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the last few days, an increasing number of people have been complaining about those pesky "census" mailers that the Republican National Committee had been sending out.

Jason Linkins

RNC Blames Democrats For Their Census-Mailers That Everyone Hates | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As you may have heard, the Republican National Committee is under fire again. Although... is that really news? At some point, won't a Google search f...

Lack Of Census Participation Could Endanger Congressional Seats In Five States

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Five states – New York, California, Texas, Arizona and Florida – are perilously close to losing out on congressional se...

Jason Linkins

RNC Still Sending Out Census-Mailers That Drew Ire Of Lawmakers | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican National Committee, which seems bent on alienating donors by the metric ton, continues to send out fundraising letters that are kitted ...

Forever Hold Your Peace: Will It Be Austerity Or Expansion?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

If federal policy does not support the movement back to cities, however nascent, by focusing on job creation in urban areas and instead perpetuates an unsustainable housing market, the economy will continue to struggle.

Chicago Population Grows As Fewer Can Afford To Leave

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's population grew by roughly 21,000 people in the year between July 2008 and July 2009, but perhaps not for the reasons we might like. Due t...

2010 Census Return Rate Hits 72 Percent, Matches 2000 Census Return Rate

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's down to the wire: With a few days left before final mail-in results are tallied, nearly three-fourths of U.S. households have ...

Jason Linkins

Census Bureau Tracks Attacks On Its Workforce | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's hard out there for America's census workers, those patriotic citizens who are performing the only job left in America. The Census Bureau has bee...

The President I Voted for

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

In many ways, our current economic situation is as dire a threat to our way of life as a war. So this week, I am sending Congress legislation that will put America back to work.

Tales From the Census Trail: Training Week, Training Wreck

KT Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
KT Boyle

Our Census trainer Miss Trudy, bless her heart, managed to inadvertently offend every race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and ethnicity in two days of training.

Census Time: Who is Homeless?

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

The changing dynamic of homelessness presents a challenge for the U.S. Census Bureau, which this week dispatched thousands to count not just the homeless but also what they are calling "people temporarily experiencing homelessness."