Topic: U.S. Census Bureau
Prices are rising, and consumers are losing their spending power. Are the Fed's inflationary policies backfiring?
03/30/2011 10:02 am
US new home sales skidded to a record low in February, except for one category: homes under $200,000. Goodbye, McMansions.
03/24/2011 10:00 pm
The US Hispanic population grew 43 percent during the past decade to 50.5 million – more than half the country's population growth. The demographic trend could impact elections.
03/24/2011 08:49 pm
Detroit has lost one-fourth of its population since 2000. Mayor Dave Bing will fight the US Census Bureau's numbers, which are important in determining federal and state aid. Meanwhile, the city is working to attract new residents by concentrating services in recovering neighborhoods.
03/23/2011 06:27 pm
Though firmly rooted in Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day was invented in America. Irish-Americans in Boston were the first to celebrate the holiday, back in 1737. Here are five things about St. Patrick’s Day that you may not have known.
03/17/2011 02:02 pm
Medicare and the new federal health-insurance program will boost costs that Congress will have to rein in.
02/15/2011 02:49 pm
British historian Dominic Sandbrook takes an engaging look at the US in the 1970s, seeking for connections between an era of lagging American self-confidence and the rise of today's right wing.
02/15/2011 06:15 am
New business starts hit a 14-year high in 2009. But succeeding is a challenge.
02/10/2011 10:09 am
By 2050, the planet will add the equivalent of a new China and India in population. Africa is increasingly seen as the new global breadbasket in the quest to feed all those people.
02/07/2011 09:12 am
Latino voters, likely to be a key bloc in the Chicago mayor's race, get conflicting reports from candidate Rahm Emanuel and his rivals concerning his record on immigration policy.
01/15/2011 02:29 pm