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Stocks rise slightly in late trading

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. stock indexes closed in positive territory Friday despite tepid trading after the Labor Department said the unemployment rate remained 7.8 percent.

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Factory orders rose slightly in November

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. factory orders for manufactured goods rose marginally in November, climbing for the sixth month out of the past seven, the Census Bureau said Friday.

Construction spending slipped in November

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Construction spending fell slightly in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $866 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday.

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Mich. reverses population-loss trend

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Michigan gained population in 2012, ending a seven-year trend of decline, the U.S. Census Bureau said.

Retail sales up 0.6 percent in June

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- Retail sales of $342.1 billion for June rose 0.6 percent over May, but still remained 9.0 percent below June 2008, the U.S. Commerce Department said Tuesday.

White House says jobs market morphing

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- White House economic advisers said Monday flexibility and a good education are key to securing a strong economic future in the United States.

Wholesale trade sales rose in May

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- Merchant wholesale trade sales rose marginally in May, while inventories declined 0.8 percent, the U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday.

Same-sex marriage complicates census

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Census Bureau faces a challenge from the six states that started allowing same-sex marriage during the 10 years since the last census, officials said.

Six U.S. counties become majority minority

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- Six U.S. counties became majority-minority from 2007 to 2008, meaning half their populations were other than single race, the U.S. Census Bureau said.

Ariz. immigrants threaten Census boycott

PHOENIX, April 13 (UPI) -- Arizona officials say illegal immigrants who boycott the U.S. Census would only be hurting themselves because it would mean fewer federal resources for them.

U.S. Congress gets Census recovery plan

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Census Bureau Friday submitted a recovery plan aimed at creating jobs and ensuring a successful 2010 census, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said.

Sour economy could affect census

HOUSTON, April 5 (UPI) -- The 2010 U.S. Census could be compromised because of the nation's economic climate and a fear of government workers, officials said.

Economic census data released

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- Wholesale trade, manufacturing and retail trade are the three main sectors in the U.S. economy, preliminary 2007 Economic Census data indicate.

Accuracy of 2010 Census in jeopardy

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- The 2010 U.S. Census could face accuracy problems due to several census procedures that remain untested, a U.S. senator says.

No director as 2010 Census nears

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Census Bureau is still without a director with the 2010 census scheduled to begin in less than 14 months.

Census report: Fewer women having babies

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- One-fifth of women between the ages of 40 to 44 were childless in 2006, twice as high as the level 30 years ago, a U.S. Census Bureau report indicates.

U.S. Census Bureau feuds with contractor

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Census Bureau officials are likely to diminish the role played by government contractor Harris Corp. in the forthcoming 2010 census, sources say.

Census will discount same-sex marriages

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Census Bureau officials say their final 2010 census report will not include same-sex marriages, regardless of whether such marriages are legal in a state.

Top Census official retiring

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Preston Jay Waite, a veteran U.S. Census Bureau employee in charge of the upcoming 2010 count, has announced his retirement.

2010 Census could cost $2 billion

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- The cost of the 2010 U.S. Census could run as high as $2 billion, officials say.
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