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3.7 million Americans with mental illnesses lack health insurance

3.7 million Americans with mental illnesses lack health insurance

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Some 3.7 million Americans suffering from serious mental illness, psychological pain and/or substance abuse problems are without health insurance.
Brooks Hays

U.S. trade deficit widens slightly in January

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. trade deficit rose to $39.1 billion in January from a revised $39.0 billion in December, the Commerce Department said Friday.

Economic reports due this week

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Economic reports for the week culminate in Friday's second estimate of the U.S. gross domestic product, which was pegged in the first estimate at 3.2 percent.

Woman allegedly kills 4 at meeting on Calif. Indian rancheria

CEDARVILLE, Calif., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A woman began shooting Thursday at a meeting to discuss evictions from a small American Indian settlement in California, killing four people, police said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.
By United Press International
Housing starts slid sharply in January

Housing starts slid sharply in January

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Housing construction starts dropped sharply in January, the U.S. Commerce Department said Wednesday.

Valentine's revelers have more than 15,000 flower shops to choose from

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Census Bureau said Valentine's Day revelers seeking to impress a loved one have their pick of about 1,148 chocolate manufacturers and 15,307 florists.

Inventory build outpaces sales in December

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Business manufacturing and trade sales rose in December, but slower than the inventory build, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.

Retail and food sales slipped in January

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Retail and food-service sales dropped 0.4 percent in January to $427.8 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.

$17K wage gap between millennials with, without college degree

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A new economic study finds younger Americans with a college degree earn on average $17,500 more per year than those with only a high school diploma.

Wholesale inventories rose modestly in December

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. wholesale inventories rose 0.3 percent in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, rising less than economists expected, the Census Bureau said Tuesday.

U.S. Census Bureau tracks Americans' computer use through 3 decades

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- America's -- and Americans' -- relationship with computers and the Internet has radically changed in the last 30 years, U.S. Census Bureau figures show.

Construction spending in 2013 topped 2012 by 4.8 percent

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Construction spending for December pushed the year-to-date total to $898.4 billion, 4.8 percent above the total in 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau said Monday.

Packed week for economic reports includes U.S. employment data

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The week's economic calendar is packed with data releases, including the monthly U.S. employment situation report due Friday.

Economic reports: A packed week ahead

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The economic reports calendar is packed this week:

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.
By United Press International

One-quarter of adults have credentials other than college degrees

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Over one-quarter of American adults hold a professional license or educational certificate other than a college degree, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.
Crude oil higher with support from equities

Crude oil higher with support from equities

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices topped $92 per barrel Tuesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange with equities regaining some momentum on Wall Street.

Business sales outpace inventory gain

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Business manufacturing and trade sales rose faster than inventories in November, the U.S. Census Bureau said Tuesday.

Retail in December slightly higher than expected

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Retail and food-service sales rose one tick higher than expected in December, pushing the annual gain to 4.2 percent, the U.S. Census Bureau said Tuesday.

Economic reports focus on inflation this week

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Economic reports from Europe and the United States focus on inflation this week. Key price indexes are set for release every day but Friday.

New York woman angered by Negro race option on jury duty form

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A New York city teacher who reported for jury duty said she was angered by court paperwork she completed that included the option of a Negro race category.

U.S. wholesale inventories rose in November

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. wholesale inventories rose 0.5 percent in November on a seasonally adjusted basis to $516.4 billion, the Census Bureau said Friday.

U.S. trade deficit narrowed in November

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A sharp drop in imports narrowed the U.S. trade deficit in November to $34.3 billion, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.

Factory orders rose modestly in November

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Business orders at U.S. factories rose modestly in November, the Department of Commerce said Monday.
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