WASHINGTON, Dec. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24: NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Profile America -- Friday, December 24th. It's Christmas Eve -- for children, a night of wonder and expectation. For parents, before the hectic pace of the last few weeks can change to peace and reflection, there may be some last minute wrapping to do -- and perhaps, even some struggling to put together toys that note in small print "assembly required." Others may find that batteries are not included and have to head out into the cold, hoping to find an open store. To fulfill the wishes of children on Christmas morning, employees at U.S. toy plants -- acting as Santa's elves -- make $3.2 billion worth of toys each year. At the same time, the U.S. imports $4.3 billion of toys from China. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Facts for Features, CB09-FF.23
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau