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Weekly reports -- a full week with a Friday focus

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Key employment reports are due this week, with the critical U.S. Employment Situation report expected on Friday.

Construction spending rises in November

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Construction outlays rose percent in November, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday.

U.S. lags behind global average in population growth

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. population grew by 0.7 percent in 2013, while the global population was up 1.1 percent, the U.S. Census Bureau reported.

Economic reports calendar has modestly busy week ahead

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Investors and economists are facing a second consecutive week with the U.S. economic reports calendar disrupted by a national holiday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.
By United Press International
Census Bureau expects Florida to surpass New York in population

Census Bureau expects Florida to surpass New York in population

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Census Bureau said Florida is likely to surpass New York in population in 2014, if it hasn't already.

A short week for economic reports

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The economic reports schedule on Christmas week comes to an abrupt halt Wednesday and doesn't pick up again until the following week.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.
By United Press International
Major reports under shadow of Fed headliner

Major reports under shadow of Fed headliner

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A week with no shortage of critical economic reports is sure to be overshadowed by the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement on Wednesday.
Shoppers holding back a bit on holiday spending

Shoppers holding back a bit on holiday spending

U.S. shoppers say they're being cautious with their holiday spending this year despite recent signs of economic growth.
MICHELLE GROENKE, United Press International
U.S. retail sales rose in November

U.S. retail sales rose in November

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Retail and food-service sales rose slightly higher than expected in November, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.

Wholesale inventories and sales rise

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. wholesale inventories rose 1.4 percent in October on a seasonally adjusted basis to $514.1 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau said Tuesday.

Construction spending rose in October

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Construction outlays rose 0.8 percent in October over September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $908.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Monday.

This week's investor focus is on employment reports

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Investors are likely to focus on U.S. employment reports that appear Wednesday and Friday this week.
Thanksgiving celebrated 150 years after declared national holiday

Thanksgiving celebrated 150 years after declared national holiday

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- About 115 million U.S. households planned to celebrate Thanksgiving, 150 years after it became a national holiday, the U.S. Census Bureau said.

Census data: Moms more likely to be single parents

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Three in four American parents living with a child 18 or younger are married, data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau shows.
The Issue: Healthcare reform -- Could it be Obama's Waterloo?

The Issue: Healthcare reform -- Could it be Obama's Waterloo?

Who would have thought a program that was to benefit millions of Americans would be the undoing of Barack Obama's presidential legacy?
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

Missing child support payments tops $14 billion

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Fewer than half of the custodial parents in the United States receive full child support payments from their children's other parent, Census data show.

Manufacturing and trade inventories rise

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Business inventories and sales rose in September, the U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday.

Retail sales rose in October

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Retail and food-service sales rose for the sixth month out of the past seven after a slip in September, the U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday.

36 million Americans moved last year, Census Bureau says

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- About 36 million Americans, or 11.7 percent of the population, moved in the past year, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Monday.

U.S. wholesale inventories rose in September

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. wholesale inventories rose 0.4 percent in September on a seasonally adjusted basis to $506.3 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau said Friday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.
By United Press International

Supplemental poverty rate unchanged 2011 to 2012

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The supplemental poverty rate was 16 percent in 2012, unchanged from the previous year, the U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday.

Police turn to computers to anticipate crime hot spots

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Researchers in California working with a local police force say they've developed a computer model than can anticipate crime hot spots.
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