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Internet Overtakes TV as News Source

Friday, June 30, 2017

Write this one down for the history books. The main source of news for the largest share of the public is now the Internet, supplanting television in 2016 for the first time, according to a “Demo Memo” analysis of the General Social Survey. Here's the trend since 2010.

Percent who say Internet/television is their main source of information about events in the news:

  • 2016: 46% internet versus 37% TV
  • 2014: 35% internet versus 45% TV
  • 2012: 30% internet versus 48% TV
  • 2010: 22% internet versus 49% TV

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5.3 Million More Workers Aged 65-Plus

Friday, February 9, 2018

The number of workers aged 65 or older is projected to grow by an enormous 58% between 2016 and 2026, according to Bureau of Labor Force Statistics' projections. Older workers will account for the 51% majority of the overall 10.5 million increase in the...

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Mobility Rate Falls to New Low in 2016

Friday, February 9, 2018

The geographic mobility rate fell to a new all-time low in 2017, according to the Census Bureau. Only 11.0% of U.S. residents aged one or older as of March 2017 had moved in the previous 12 months. Not since 1960 have so few people moved (35 million)....

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Acadia Hearth Aimed at Specialty Hearth Market

Friday, February 2, 2018

Acadia Hearth, LLC has been formed to offer new lines of hearth and outdoor living products exclusively to the specialty hearth market. The company is part of Acadia Holdings, Cheyenne, Wyoming, a capital investment firm formed by a group of investors...

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Younger Americans Aren’t Moving Like They Used To

Friday, February 2, 2018

Americans are moving at historically low rates. In 2017, 34.9 million Americans changed residences, translating to a household mobility rate of 10.9%. That’s the lowest mobility, or what we’ll also refer to as a “moving rate,”...

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