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Age and Sex Composition: 2010

Categories: Elderly,Population/Census,Statistics

Reports that the nation is growing older with seven states now recording a median age of 40 or older and every state recording an increase in median age when compared to 2000.  Also provides information on growth of various age categories of the population.  From the Census Bureau.


The Hispanic Population: 2010

Categories: Hispanics,Population/Census,Statistics

Reports that more than half of the growth of the U.S. population between 2000 and 2010 was due to the increase in the Hispanic population.  Provides details of the country origins and geographic distributionin the U.S. of the Hispanic population according to the 2010 Census.  From the Census Bureau


The Military’s Role in Counterterrorism: Examples and Implications for Liberal Democracies

Categories: Defense/Military,History,Terrorism

Examines historical and contemporary examples of military involvement in counterterrorism, outlining the specific roles which the armed forces of liberal democracies have performed.    From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College


Policy Reform in the Tobacco Industry: Producers Adapt to a Changing Market

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

2004 legislation eliminated tobacco quotas and price supports.  Reports that flue-cured tobacco producers made greater adjustments to their operations than did burley tobacco producers.   From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Consumer Expenditures in 2009

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Reports that consumer units spent 2.8% less in 2009 than in the previous year.  Average consumer unit spending dropped from $50,486 in 2008 to $49,067 in 2009.  Provides details of spending by consumer expenditure items.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Health, Wellness, and Employee Assistance: A Holistic Approach to Employee Benefits

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports on the trend to combat rising health insurance costs by providing benefits that encourage employees to adopt preventive health measures and more healthful habits.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Foreign-Born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics: 2010

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports that the unemployment rate for foreign-born workers was 9.8% in 2010.  By contrast, the jobless rate for native-born workers was 9.6%.  The news release compares the labor force characteristics of the foreign-born with those of the native-born.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Cigarette Package Health Warnings and Interest in Quitting Smoking—14 Countries, 2008-2010

Categories: Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

Reports on the effectiveness of health warnings on cigarette packages in various countries and by age and gender.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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