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President Barack Obama speaks at Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg, Md., Monday, April 7, 2014, about the economy and to announce the winners of a competition he launched last fall to bring together educators and employers to redesign the high school experience to give students access to real-world career skills and college-level courses. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama signs actions taking aim at gender pay gap

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women’s wages, President Barack Obama signed directives Tuesday that would make it easier for workers of federal contractors to get information about workplace […]

04/08/2014

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LA’s median income flat, but poverty rate higher

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The median household income of residents in the Los Angeles metropolitan area held steady between 2011 and 2012, but the percentage of people living in poverty rose slightly over the same […]

09/19/2013

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It’s National Singles Week – and we’re not talking tennis

This is National Singles Week in the U.S. it was launched in the 1980s by the Buckeye Singles Council in Ohio. The U.S. Census Bureau says it’s also known as Unmarried and Single Americans Week […]

09/17/2013

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US poverty rate remains stuck at 15 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s poverty rate stood still at 15 percent last year, the sixth straight year that it has failed to improve. The Census Bureau reported Tuesday that 46.5 million Americans — or […]

09/17/2013

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US whites falling to minority in under-5 age group

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a first, America’s racial and ethnic minorities now make up about half of the under-5 age group, reflecting sweeping changes by race and class among young people. Due to an aging […]

06/13/2013

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Longer US white majority if immigration slows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Without increased immigration, whites would lose their U.S. majority in 2046, three years beyond official projections, and the nation’s population would not reach 400 million until after 2060, a decade or more […]

05/15/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

More move in than out of NYC; 1st time in decades

NEW YORK (AP) — New statistics show more people moved into New York City than out of it last year. It’s the first time in more than 60 years.

03/14/2013

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US stopping use of term ‘Negro’ for census surveys

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word “Negro” to describe black Americans in surveys.

02/25/2013

Fuller picture of poverty: 49.7M poor people in US

WASHINGTON (AP) – A different way of calculating America’s poor by taking into account medical costs and work-related expenses finds a higher total than the government’s official count. This measure is aimed at providing a […]

11/14/2012

L.A. household income below national average

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The median household income in Los Angeles was $46,148 in 2011, more than $4,000 lower than the national average of $50,502, according to statistics released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. […]

09/20/2012

US poverty rate unchanged; record numbers persist

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation’s poverty rate remained stuck at a record level last year, while household income dropped and the number of people who don’t have health insurance declined. A Census Bureau report released […]

09/12/2012