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December Durable Goods: A Major Disappointment

The January Advance Report on December Durable Goods released on today by the Census Bureau was a major disappointment. Here is the Bureau's summary on new orders...

Durable Goods Orders Were Disappointing in December

The Census Bureau said that new durable goods orders fell 3.4 percent in December, ending the year on a weakRead the Rest...

New Home Sales at 481,000 Annual Rate in December, Highest December since 2007

The Census Bureau reports New Home Sales in December were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 481 thousand. October sales were revised up from 445 thousand to 462 thousand, and November sales were revised down from 438 thousand...Show More Summary

Brad Paisley Knows the Secret of Success

If you're a young person who hails from West Virginia, where so many people live below the poverty level the U.S. Census Bureau ranks it sixth in the nation, having goals -- or what hit recording artist Brad Paisley calls dreams -- is...Show More Summary

This Interactive Map Shows How Americans Get To Work

Commuting hell! Flowing Data's new infographic delves into the commuting habits of Americans, drawn from United States Census Bureau's 2013 American Community Survey. Unsurprisingly in the land of automobiles, driving to work alone is nearly unanimous in its popularity. Show More Summary

West and South keep adding folks

The Census Bureau has reported population estimates up to July 1 in all the 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Housing Starts Rebounded in December, with Progress from Earlier in the Year

The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that new residential construction rebounded in December.Read the Rest...

Housing Starts increased to 1.089 Million Annual Rate in December

From the Census Bureau: Permits, Starts and CompletionsHousing Starts:Privately-owned housing starts in December were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,089,000. This is 4.4 percent above the revised November estimate of 1,043,000...Show More Summary

Watch out, baby boomers — millennials are about to outnumber you

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Millennials — young people aged 18 to 34 — are expected to become the biggest generation in 2015, according to a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau. They are poised to surpass baby boomers (ages 51-69), who previously held the top title for largest generation in the U.S. This year, the...

Retail Sales Numbers Were Unexpectedly Soft in December

The Census Bureau said that retail sales decreased 0.9 percent in December, which was much weaker than expected. Gasoline stationRead the Rest...

Strengthening New Jersey's Middle Class

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that the middle class has continued to shrink in the Garden State. As Governor Christie puts the finishing touches on tomorrow's State of the State Address and works to complete his budget plans he must take seriously the need for strengthening and increasing our middle class. Show More Summary

Government considers using Internet, smartphones for 2020 census

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The Census Bureau plans to test digital tools in preparation for the next census, a change that could save millions of dollars

In 2020, you might be filling out the census online

The Census Bureau plans to test digital tools in preparation for the 2020 census, a change that could save millions of dollars. Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The days of the census taker with clipboard in hand may be numbered. Show More Summary

U.S. Trade Deficit Narrowed in November; Oil Imports at Lowest Level Since 1994

The Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau said that the U.S. trade deficit fell to its lowest levelRead the Rest...

Trade Deficit declines in November to $39.0 Billion

The Department of Commerce reported:The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $39.0 billion in November, down $3.2 billion from $42.2 billion in October, revised. Show More Summary

End of the Year Economic Data: Non-Manufacturing Sector Expands Less Than Expected, Factory Orders Fall

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News The US non-manufacturing sector expanded in December, though less than expected. And, US factory orders were down in November, the Census Bureau reported today. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in supply chain and procurement news. (Read more...) Leave A Commentposted in Afternoon Coffee by Kaitlyn McAvoy

New American Homes Are Bigger Today Than They Were During The Housing Bubble

Even though homeownership rates are lower than they've been in the past in the US, the houses that we are building are larger than ever. Deutsche Bank economist Torsten Slok charted data from the US Census Bureau showing the averageShow More Summary

New Factory Orders Were Soft in November

The Census Bureau said that new factory orders were soft in November, down 0.7 percent from October. It was theRead the Rest...

#IMREADY Campaign: Changing the Face of Beauty

One in five Americans -- or 56.7 million people -- reporting having a disability, according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau. Given the massive numbers, it's surprising that more national retailers are not hiring more models with visible disabilities. Show More Summary

9 Financial Skills Everyone Needs During Hard Times

Could you live on $1,300 a month? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, that's the poverty threshold for a person under age 65. (If you're a family of four, that increases to a whopping $1,968 per month.) Unless you've been there, it's hard to know what it's like to make the most out of a limited...

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