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Nearly 50 Million Americans Living in Poverty

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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New census estimates show the number of Americans living in poverty has risen to almost 50 million — 16 percent of the U.S. population. That’s up from 46.2 million people reported in September. The new figure of 49.1 million takes into account higher prices for everyday costs and medical expenses. The number of Hispanics living […]

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Macedonia’s Census Commission Call For Halt to Tally

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The commission carrying out Macedonia’s census project says its members have resigned and it has called for the count to be halted. The commission issued a statement Tuesday saying procedural differences would prevent the report from presenting accurate data about the number of people and families living in Macedonia. The census count, which started October […]

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Bulgaria’s Population Shrinks 7 Percent in Last Decade

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Bulgaria’s population has shrunk to 7.4 million people, a drop of seven percent in the last decade and the latest sign of declining population across the one-time communist countries of central and eastern Europe. The Bulgarian government said Thursday that a third of the country’s people live in its three biggest cities, the capital Sofia, […]

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China Readies Panda Census

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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China is preparing to launch a once-a-decade census of its giant panda population to determine how many of the endangered animals are living in the wild. The official Xinhua news agency said Monday that training has begun in a national reserve in Sichuan province where 70 trackers are conducting a pilot survey. The general census […]

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