Everyone Is Irish on March 17

By Stephen Kaufman St. Patrick’s Day, the feast day for Ireland’s patron saint, has come to embrace all ethnicities, not just the Irish. Some of the most popular traditions, now celebrated in countries around the world, got their start in the
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Irish Immigrants in the United States

By Kevin Kenny Irish immigrants had a rough start in the United States, stuck in urban poverty and taunted by some of their neighbors. They and their descendants overcame the obstacles and prevailed. Kevin Kenny is professor of history at Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts. In the century after (more...)

The 2013 Philadelphia’s Mummers Parade

New Year’s Day, January 1, 2013 The Parade begins at 10 a.m. Parade marches north up Broad Street to JFK Boulevard. If you've never seen a Mummers Parade on Jan. 1, you have no idea what you're missing. The word 'Mummers' comes from the German word for "mask". Mummers parade is a conglomeration of (more...)

U.S. Trade Deficit Grows in August

By MacKenzie C. Babb
Staff Writer
The U.S. trade deficit grew to $44.2 billion in August, up from $42.5 billion the month before, according to the Commerce Department’s latest report. The department’s Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis released the August "U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services" report (more...)

How Do You Use Tax Refund?

How Do You Use Tax Refund?

How do you use tax refund? Most Americans  will spend their refunds and more than half on travel. Nearly 1,000 people questioned in a national poll about it, and 57 % of them said part of their refund would be used for a trip,  83 % said they will (more...)

America Goes Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Little girls in brightly embroidered dresses squirm under last-minute smoothing of hair and bows. Nearby, Irish setters get the same treatment while steadfastly ignoring their larger brethren, a pack of Irish wolfhounds. Ahead, an emerald-green fire truck idles behind an equally bright convertible carrying the parade’s (more...)

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