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Traffic jams up on the Kennedy Expressway leaving the city for a holiday weekend in Chicago.

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Traffic jams up on the Kennedy Expressway leaving the city for a holiday weekend in Chicago.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 34.8 Million

About 34.8 million people plan to drive at least 50 miles from their home during the five-day period ending July 6. That’s up from 34.1 million last year, and the most since 2007, according to AAA. “Stronger business travel and...

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) arrives for a news conference after telling the Republican caucus that he will resign his post at the U.S. Capitol on June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) arrives for a news conference after telling the Republican caucus that he will resign his post at the U.S. Capitol on June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 71%

House primaries have been held in states with 308 of the 435 congressional districts, or 71 percent of the total. In the 31 states where first-round primaries have been held, there are 275 districts where incumbents sought renomination and 33...

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A bricklayer moves scaffolding at a construction site for single-family townhouses in Glenview, Illinois.

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A bricklayer moves scaffolding at a construction site for single-family townhouses in Glenview, Illinois.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 28%

That’s the share of public construction as a share of total construction. The Census Bureau reports $953.5 billion in construction was put in place in the U.S. in April, and $267 billion of that was spent by governments. The survey...

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Veterans participate in the annual Memorial Day Parade on May 26, 2014 in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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Veterans participate in the annual Memorial Day Parade on May 26, 2014 in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 8 Million

The federal Department of Veterans Affairs provides care for more than 8 million military veterans. President Barack Obama today will nominate former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to lead the troubled department, which has been buffeted by a hospital...

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U.S. Census worker, Monique Stence, (L) gives census bags to Sandra Gutierrez (C) and Maria Martinez as they blanket a neighborhood during the 'March to the Mailbox' effort on April 10, 2010 in Miami, Florida.

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U.S. Census worker, Monique Stence, (L) gives census bags to Sandra Gutierrez (C) and Maria Martinez as they blanket a neighborhood during the 'March to the Mailbox' effort on April 10, 2010 in Miami, Florida.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 54,071,370

That’s the estimated Hispanic population of the U.S. as of July 1, 2013, or 17.1 percent of the nation’s estimated population of 316,128,839. The Census Bureau today released population estimates for each race group and Hispanics, age groups and both...

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