United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U. S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy; the Census Bureau is part of the U. S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States; the Census Bureau's primary mission is conducting the U. S. Census every ten years, which allocates the seats of the U. S. House of Representatives to the states based on their population; the Bureau's various censuses and surveys help allocate over $400 billion in federal funds every year and it helps states, local communities, businesses make informed decisions. The information provided by the census informs decisions on where to build and maintain schools, transportation infrastructure, police and fire departments. In addition to the decennial census, the Census Bureau continually conducts dozens of other censuses and surveys, including the American Community Survey, the U. S. Economic Census, the Current Population Survey.
Furthermore and foreign trade indicators released by the federal government contain data produced by the Census Bureau. Article One of the United States Constitution directs the population be enumerated at least once every ten years and the resulting counts used to set the number of members from each state in the House of Representatives and, by extension, in the Electoral College; the Census Bureau now conducts a full population count every 10 years in years ending with a zero and uses the term "decennial" to describe the operation. Between censuses, the Census Bureau makes population projections. In addition, Census data directly affects how more than $400 billion per year in federal and state funding is allocated to communities for neighborhood improvements, public health, education and more; the Census Bureau is mandated with fulfilling these obligations: the collecting of statistics about the nation, its people, economy. The Census Bureau's legal authority is codified in Title 13 of the United States Code.
The Census Bureau conducts surveys on behalf of various federal government and local government agencies on topics such as employment, health, consumer expenditures, housing. Within the bureau, these are known as "demographic surveys" and are conducted perpetually between and during decennial population counts; the Census Bureau conducts economic surveys of manufacturing, retail and other establishments and of domestic governments. Between 1790 and 1840, the census was taken by marshals of the judicial districts; the Census Act of 1840 established a central office. Several acts followed that revised and authorized new censuses at the 10-year intervals. In 1902, the temporary Census Office was moved under the Department of Interior, in 1903 it was renamed the Census Bureau under the new Department of Commerce and Labor; the department was intended to consolidate overlapping statistical agencies, but Census Bureau officials were hindered by their subordinate role in the department. An act in 1920 changed the date and authorized manufacturing censuses every two years and agriculture censuses every 10 years.
In 1929, a bill was passed mandating the House of Representatives be reapportioned based on the results of the 1930 Census. In 1954, various acts were codified into Title 13 of the US Code. By law, the Census Bureau must count everyone and submit state population totals to the U. S. President by December 31 of any year ending in a zero. States within the Union receive the results in the spring of the following year; the United States Census Bureau defines four statistical regions, with nine divisions. The Census Bureau regions are "widely used...for data collection and analysis". The Census Bureau definition is pervasive. Regional divisions used by the United States Census Bureau: Region 1: Northeast Division 1: New England Division 2: Mid-Atlantic Region 2: Midwest Division 3: East North Central Division 4: West North Central Region 3: South Division 5: South Atlantic Division 6: East South Central Division 7: West South Central Region 4: West Division 8: Mountain Division 9: Pacific Many federal, state and tribal governments use census data to: Decide the location of new housing and public facilities, Examine the demographic characteristics of communities and the US, Plan transportation systems and roadways, Determine quotas and creation of police and fire precincts, Create localized areas for elections, utilities, etc.
Gathers population information every 10 years The United States Census Bureau is committed to confidentiality, guarantees non-disclosure of any addresses or personal information related to individuals or establishments. Title 13 of the U. S. Code establishes penalties for the disclosure of this information. All Census employees must sign an affidavit of non-disclosure prior to employment; the Bureau cannot share responses, addresses or personal information with anyone including United States or foreign government
U.S. Route 169
U. S. Route 169 runs for 966 miles from the city of Virginia, Minnesota to Tulsa, Oklahoma at Memorial Drive. U. S. Highway 169 is a major south–north highway spanning 75.1 miles in Oklahoma. The southern terminus for US-169 is Memorial Drive; the highway connects Tulsa, Oklahoma to the south with the Kansas state border to the north at South Coffeyville, Oklahoma. US-169 travels through Tulsa and Nowata counties. US-169 has undergone several widening projects that have brought US-169 to freeway and expressway standards; the highway is two lanes between Talala and South Coffeyville except for a short four lane portion north of Nowata and ending at State Highway 28. An Alternate US-169 passes through Nowata following the original path of US-169; the alternate route begins at the intersection of Choctaw Avenue and reconnects with US-169 south of Nowata at its intersection with Maple Street. In January 2005, Oklahoma Department of Transportation began a $16.8 million widening project on a mile-long stretch of US-169 from Interstate 244 to Interstate 44.
The project widened the highway from four to six lanes. The project was completed in April 2006; this stretch of US-169 is traveled by 106,000 vehicles per day. US-169 enters the state at Coffeyville as a four-lane road, is a four-lane highway for about 8.8 miles till the edge of the Coffeyville Industrial Park. A segment between Chanute and Iola is a freeway with controlled access with center concrete barrier, with two lanes in each direction. US-169 runs concurrently with US-59 and K-31 starting about five miles south of Garnett and diverges northeast again south of Garnett; the intersection south of Garnett used to be a "braided" intersection with Stop and Yield signs. It was identified as a high crash location in 2001, was rebuilt as a roundabout that opened in April 2006; the Kansas Department of Transportation is rebuilding or planning to rebuild several other rural intersections as roundabouts for increased safety. In Garnett, 6th Avenue (from US-169 to US-59 is known as Business US 169.
Going south, it veers off from US-169 about a mile and a half north of the US-169/US-59/K-31 roundabout intersection and travels west and south on 6th Avenue from US-169 to US-59/K-31 before turning south onto US-59/K-31 and running concurrent with them, ending at the US-169/US-59/K-31 roundabout intersection. At Osawatomie the road becomes a full freeway. In southern Johnson County 169 becomes an expressway until its junction with Interstate 35 in Olathe. From this point to the Missouri state line, US-169 alternates between freeways and surface streets, it follows Interstate 35 to Shawnee Mission Parkway in Overland Park travels east to Rainbow Blvd. US-169 follows surface streets to its junction with Interstate 70 near downtown Kansas City. US-169 and I-70 enter Missouri together just after crossing the Kansas River. US 169 exits Interstate 70 shortly after both roads enter Missouri via the Clark Viaduct, it serves Kansas City Downtown Airport. Northbound, US 169 becomes a freeway at 5th St south of the Missouri River, however southbound it ceases being a freeway north of the airport.
An at grade private driveway exists just south of the intersection with Route 9 as well as for airport access. At the northern end of the city an intersection is being reconstructed at NE 108th street with completion in November 2013. Once this is completed it will be a freeway through Interstate 435; this segment is known as Arrowhead Trafficway, although this road neither passes nor approaches Arrowhead Stadium. US 169 is a 4-lane rural expressway until it reaches Smithville, where it reverts to a two-lane rural highway. In St. Joseph, it forms most of the Belt Highway, a major commercial strip on the eastern edge of town, paralleling just inside Interstate 29. 169 angles northeastward out of St. Joseph, passing through many rural communities before exiting Missouri north of Grant City. US 169 intersects Interstate 29 three times in Missouri: once in Gladstone, twice in St. Joseph. U. S. 169 enters Iowa just south of Redding. It intersects Interstate 80 near De Soto. U. S. 169 becomes an expressway at U.
S. Route 20, south of Fort Dodge. At Iowa Highway 7 on the northwest side of Fort Dodge it reverts to a two-lane highway again; this is changing, however, as a two-phase, $11 million project began in the spring of 2010 to widen the route to four lanes from Fort Dodge to Humboldt. U. S. 169 passes through Algona before it leaves Iowa north of Lakota. U. S. 169 is a major north–south highway in Minnesota. It enters the state at Elmore. Shortly after, it junctions Interstate 90 at Blue Earth, it passes Mankato. Between Mankato and the Twin Cities, U. S. 169 is a rural highway. Before entering Le Sueur U. S. 169 crosses the Minnesota River again. At Shakopee, U. S. 169 becomes a freeway. The freeway ends in Champlin. U. S. 169 crosses the Mississippi River at Anoka and follows concurrently with US 10 to Elk River, where U. S. 169 splits off northbound through central Minnesota. The rest of the route in Minnesota is rural; the route passes the western side of Mille Lacs Lake. It terminates at U. S. 53 in Virginia, in the Iron Range.
In Kansas, US 169 used run concurrent with US 69 from I-35 through Downtown Kansas City and the Fairfax District across the Platte Purchase Bridge to I-635 until splitting at I-29 in Missouri. In Missouri, US 169 replaced Route
Costco Wholesale Corporation, doing business as Costco, is an American multinational corporation which operates a chain of membership-only warehouse clubs. As of 2015, Costco was the second largest retailer in the world after Walmart, as of 2016, Costco was the world's largest retailer of choice and prime beef, organic foods, rotisserie chicken, wine. Costco is ranked #15 on the Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue; the company is planning to open a warehouse in China in 2019. Costco's worldwide headquarters are in Washington, a suburb east of Seattle. Through mergers, Costco's corporate history dates back to 1976, when its former competitor Price Club was founded in San Diego, California; as of March 7, 2019, Costco had a total of 770 warehouses: 531 in the United States and 4 in Puerto Rico, 100 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 28 in the United Kingdom, 26 in Japan, 15 in South Korea, 13 in Taiwan, 10 in Australia, 2 in Spain, 1 in Iceland and France. Costco's history began with Sol Price and his son, opening the first Price Club warehouse on July 12, 1976, on Morena Boulevard in San Diego, thus giving birth to a new concept: a retail warehouse club.
The Price family placed Price Club Warehouse #1 inside a series of old airplane hangars owned by Howard Hughes. Costco opened its first warehouse in 1983 in Seattle on September 15, by James Sinegal and Jeffrey H. Brotman. Sinegal had started in wholesale distribution by working for Sol Price at FedMart and Brotman, an attorney from an old Seattle retailing family, had been involved in retail distribution from an early age, he began his retail involvement as a grocery bagger. A second store opened in Portland in October, a third in Spokane in December 1983. In 1993, Costco and Price Club agreed to merge operations themselves after Price declined an offer from Sam Walton and Walmart to merge Price Club with their warehouse store chain, Sam's Club. Costco's business model and size were similar to those of Price Club, which made the merger more natural for both companies; the combined company took the name PriceCostco, memberships became universal, meaning that a Price Club member could use their membership to shop at Costco and vice versa.
PriceCostco boasted 206 locations generating $16 billion in annual sales. PriceCostco was led by executives from both companies, but the Price brothers soon left the company in 1994 to form Price Enterprises, a warehouse club chain in Central America and the Caribbean unrelated to the current Costco. In 1997, the company changed its name to Costco Wholesale Corporation and all remaining Price Club locations were rebranded as Costco; as of November 2018 Costco has 768 warehouses worldwide as shown below: 533 in 44 U. S. States & Puerto Rico 100 in 9 Canadian provinces 39 in Mexico 28 in the United Kingdom 26 in Japan 15 in Korea 13 in Taiwan 10 in Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory 2 in Spain 1 in Iceland 1 in France On April 26, 2012, CNBC premiered its documentary, The Costco Craze: Inside the Warehouse Giant. In 2014, Costco was the third largest retailer in the United States; that year Costco announced plans to open an online store in China using Alibaba Group. In the United States, Costco's main competitors operating membership warehouses are Sam's Club and BJ's Wholesale Club.
Costco employs more than 205,000 part-time employees worldwide. In 2016, Costco had 85 million members. In 2017, Costco had 90.3 million members. Costco was the first company to grow from zero to $3 billion in sales in under six years. For the fiscal year ending on August 31, 2012, the company's sales totaled $97.062 billion, with $1.709 billion net profit. Costco is 18th on the 2015 Fortune 500; the ACSI named Costco number one in the specialty retail store industry with a score of 84 in 2014. From December 2013, Costco's board of directors was chaired by co-founder Jeffrey H. Brotman and included James Sinegal, co-founder and director, two officers of the company: president/CEO W. Craig Jelinek and CFO Richard A. Galanti. On August 1, 2017, Jeffrey Brotman died; as of August 2017, James Sinegal and W. Craig Jelinek remain on the board. For the fiscal year 2018, Costco reported earnings of US$3.134 billion, with an annual revenue of US$141.576 billion, an increase of 9.7% over the previous fiscal cycle.
Costco's shares traded at over $205 per share, its market capitalization was valued at over US$95.7 billion in October 2018. Costco focuses on selling products at low prices at high volume; these goods are bulk-packaged and marketed to large families and businesses. Furthermore, Costco does not carry multiple brands or varieties where the item is the same except when it has a house brand to sell under the Kirkland Signature label; this results in a high volume of sales for the brand in question, allowing further reductions in price and marketing costs. A typical Costco warehouse carries only 4,000 distinct products, while a typical Walmart Supercenter carries 140,000 products. If Costco feels the wholesale price of a product is too high, they will refuse to stock the product. For example, in November 2009, Costco announced that it would stop selling Coca-Cola products because the soft-drink maker refused to lower its wholesale prices. Costco resumed selling Coca-Cola products the following month.
Costco saves money by not stocking extra bags or packing materials.
Minneapolis–Saint Paul is a major metropolitan area built around the Mississippi, Minnesota and St. Croix rivers in east central Minnesota; the area is known as the Twin Cities after its two largest cities, the most populous city in the state, Saint Paul, the state capital. It is an example of twin cities in the sense of geographical proximity. Minnesotans living outside of Minneapolis and Saint Paul refer to the two together as "The Cities". There are several different definitions of the region. Many refer to the Twin Cities as the seven-county region, governed under the Metropolitan Council regional governmental agency and planning organization; the Office of Management and Budget designates 16 counties as the "Minneapolis–St. Paul–Bloomington MN–WI Metropolitan Statistical Area", the 16th largest in the United States; the entire region known as the "Minneapolis–St. Paul MN–WI Combined Statistical Area", has a population of 3,946,533, the 14th largest, according to 2017 Census estimates. Despite the Twin moniker, both cities are independent municipalities with defined borders.
Minneapolis is somewhat younger with more modern skyscrapers downtown, while Saint Paul has been likened to an East Coast city, with quaint neighborhoods and a vast collection of well-preserved late-Victorian architecture. Minneapolis was influenced by its early Lutheran heritage. Saint Paul was influenced by its early French and German Catholic roots; the first European settlement in the region was near what is now known as the town of Stillwater, Minnesota. The city is 20 miles from downtown Saint Paul and lies on the western bank of the St. Croix River, which forms the border of central Minnesota and Wisconsin. Another settlement that began fueling early interest in the area was the outpost at Fort Snelling, constructed from 1820 to 1825 at the confluence of the Minnesota River and the Mississippi River. Fort Snelling held jurisdiction over the land south of Saint Anthony Falls, thus a town known as Saint Anthony grew just north of the river. For several years, the only European resident to live on the south bank of the river was Colonel John H. Stevens, who operated a ferry service across the river.
As soon as the land area controlled by Fort Snelling was reduced, new settlers began flocking across to the new village of Minneapolis. The town grew and Minneapolis and Saint Anthony merged. On the eastern side of the Mississippi, a few villages such as Pig's Eye and Lambert's Landing developed and would soon grow to become Saint Paul. Natural geography played a role in the development of the two cities; the Mississippi River Valley in this area is defined by a series of stone bluffs that line both sides of the river. Saint Paul grew up around Lambert's Landing, the last place to unload boats coming upriver at an accessible point, some seven miles downstream from Saint Anthony Falls, the geographic feature that, due to the value of its immense water power for industry, defined the location of Minneapolis and its prominence as the Mill City; the falls can be seen today from the Mill City Museum, housed in the former Washburn "A" Mill, among the world's largest mills in its time. The oldest farms in the state are located in Washington County, the eastern most county on the Minnesota side of the metropolitan area.
Joseph Haskell was Minnesota's first farmer, harvesting the first crops in the state in 1840 on what is now part of Afton Township on Trading Post Trail. The Grand Excursion, a trip into the Upper Midwest sponsored by the Rock Island Railroad, brought more than a thousand curious travelers into the area by rail and steamboat in 1854; the next year, in 1855, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published The Song of Hiawatha, an epic poem based on the Ojibwe legends of Hiawatha. A number of natural area landmarks were included in the story, such as Lake Minnetonka and Minnehaha Falls. Tourists inspired by the coverage of the Grand Excursion in eastern newspapers and those who read Longfellow's story flocked to the area in the following decades. At one time, the region had numerous passenger rail services, including both interurban streetcar systems and interstate rail. Due to the width of the river at points further south, the Minneapolis–Saint Paul area was one of the few places where the Mississippi could be crossed by railroad.
A great amount of commercial rail traffic ran through the area carrying grain to be processed at mills in Minneapolis or delivering other goods to Saint Paul to be transported along the Mississippi. Saint Paul had long been at the head of navigation on the river, prior to a new lock and dam facility being added upriver in Minneapolis. Passenger travel hit its peak in 1888 with nearly eight million traversing to and from the Saint Paul Union Depot; this amounted to 150 trains daily. Before long, other rail crossings were built farther south and travel through the region began to decline. In an effort by the rail companies to combat the rise of the automobile, some of the earliest streamliners ran from Chicago to Minneapolis/Saint Paul and served distant points in the Pacific Northwest. Today, the only vestige of this interstate service comes by Amtrak's Seattle/Portland to Chicago Empire Builder route, running once daily in each direction, it is named after James J. Hill, a railroad tycoon who settled on Summit Avenue in Saint Paul at what is now known as the James J. Hill House.
Like many Northern cities that grew up with the Industrial Revolution, Minneapolis and St. Paul experienced shifts in their economic base as heavy industry declined in the 1960s and 1970s. Along with the economic decline of the 60s and 70s came pop
Subway is an American held fast food restaurant franchise that sells submarine sandwiches and salads. Subway is one of the fastest-growing franchises in the world and, as of June 2017, had 42,000 stores located in more than 100 countries. More than half of the stores are located in the United States, it is the largest single-brand restaurant chain, the largest restaurant operator, in the world. As of 2017, the Subway Group of companies was organized as follows: Subway IP Inc. is the owner of the intellectual property for the restaurant system. Franchise World Headquarters, LLC leads franchising operations. FWH Technologies, LLC licenses Subway's point of sale software. Franchisors include Doctor's Associates Inc. in the U. S.. V.. Advertising affiliates include Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust, Ltd.. V.. Subway's international headquarters are in Milford, with five regional centers supporting the company's international operations; the regional offices for European franchises are located in Amsterdam.
In 1965, Fred DeLuca borrowed $1,000 from friend Peter Buck to start "Pete's Super Submarines" in Bridgeport, in the following year, they formed Doctor's Associates Inc. to oversee operations of the restaurants as the franchise expanded. The holding company derives its name from DeLuca's goal to earn enough from the business to pay tuition for medical school, as well as Buck's having a doctorate in physics. Doctor's Associates is not affiliated with, any medical organization. In 1968, the sandwich shop was renamed "Subway"; the first Subway on the West Coast was opened in Fresno, California, in 1978. The first Subway outside of North America opened in Bahrain in December 1984; the first Subway in the United Kingdom was opened in Brighton in 1996. In 2004, Subway began opening stores in Walmart supercenters and surpassed the number of McDonald's locations inside U. S. Walmart stores in 2007. Since 2007, Subway has ranked in Entrepreneur magazine's Top 500 Franchises list. In 2015, it ranked #3 on the "Top Global Franchises" list and #1 as the "Fastest Growing Franchise".
At the end of 2010, Subway became the largest fast food chain worldwide, with 33,749 restaurants – 1,012 more than McDonald's. In January 2015, Suzanne Greco became president and CEO after her brother Fred DeLuca, the company’s first CEO, died of leukemia in September 2015 after being ill for two years. In 2016, Subway closed hundreds of restaurants in the U. S. experiencing a net loss in locations for the first time. However, with 26,744 locations, it remained the most ubiquitous restaurant chain in the U. S.. In 2016, Subway announced a new logo for the franchise, to be implemented in 2017. On July 17, 2017, Subway unveiled redesigned restaurants, dubbed "Fresh Forward." Features include self-order kiosks. The company is piloting the changes at 12 locations across the United States and the United Kingdom, with many features expected to be implemented into stores worldwide by the end of 2017. In 2017, the chain closed more than 800 of its U. S. locations. In April 2018, the chain announced. According Abha Bhattarai of The Washington Post, this is a result of three consecutive years of falling profits, foot traffic in Subway stores reduced by 25 percent since 2012.
Franchisees complained that the company's deep promotions further ate away at profits. Industry analysts like Bob Phibbs, chief executive of the New York-based consulting firm Retail Doctor, say changing tastes on the part of consumers, who more prefer locally sourced produce and hormone-free meat served by regional start-ups like Sweetgreen in metropolitan areas, are the cause of the drop in Subway's sales, as well as loss of market share to competitors; these include fast-casual eateries and sandwich shops like Panera Bread, Au Bon Pain and Firehouse Subs, as well as food trucks, grocery stores that offer freshly made meals at competitive prices. In January 2018, Subway invested $25 million in a re-branding campaign targeted at young consumers in order to revitalize its image and boost sales; as of June 2017, Subway had 44,000 stores worldwide, all independently owned. Located in 112 countries; these locations are concentrated in North America, with about 26,400 in the United States, as many U.
S. locations as McDonald’s and Starbucks combined. Outside North America, the countries with the most locations are Australia and the United Kingdom. Subway's core product is the submarine sandwich. In addition to these, the chain sells wraps, salad and baked goods. Subway's best-selling sandwich, the B. M. T. Contains pepperoni and ham; the name stood for Brooklyn Manhattan Transit, but now stands for "Biggest, Tastiest". Subway sells breakfast sandwiches, English muffins, flatbread. In 2006, "personal pizzas" debuted in some US markets; these are heated for 85 seconds. Breakfast and pizza items are only available in some stores. In November 2009
Brooks Brothers is the oldest men's clothier in the United States and is headquartered on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, New York City. Founded in 1818 as a family business, the owned company is owned by the Italian billionaire Claudio Del Vecchio; the brand produces clothing for women, Zac Posen has been its creative director since June 2014. On April 7, 1818, at the age of 45, Henry Sands Brooks opened H. & D. H. Brooks & Co. on the northeast corner of Catherine and Cherry streets in Manhattan. He proclaimed that his guiding principle was, "To make and deal only in merchandise of the finest body, to sell it at a fair profit, to deal with people who seek and appreciate such merchandise." In 1833, his four sons, Daniel and John, inherited the family business and in 1850 renamed the company "Brooks Brothers." In its early history, Brooks Brothers was known for introducing the ready-to-wear suit to American customers. In the mid-nineteenth century, Brooks Brothers outfitted United States President Abraham Lincoln and considered him a loyal customer.
At his second inauguration, Abraham Lincoln wore a coat specially crafted for him by Brooks Brothers. Hand-stitched into the coat's lining was a design featuring an eagle and the inscription, "One Country, One Destiny." He was wearing a Brooks Brothers suit when he was assassinated. Brooks Brothers profited from slavery by manufacturing and selling clothes made for slaves to wear; as a supplier of soldiers' uniforms during the Civil War, Brooks Brothers became a target of outrage for its shoddy production. With a contract from New York state to supply uniforms for the New York Volunteers, Brooks Brothers took shredded and sometimes decaying rags, glued them together and stitched them into uniforms, they were the subject of ridicule from other regiments. Brooks Brothers has outfitted 41 of the 45 American Presidents. United States President Ulysses S. Grant began his association with Brooks Brothers during the Civil War, when he ordered tailored uniforms for the Union officers in the American Civil War.
President Theodore Roosevelt was fond of Brooks Brothers' clothes. Many more presidents, including Herbert Hoover, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama were known to wear Brooks Brothers clothing lines. Franklin Roosevelt wore a Brooks Brothers collared cape and fedora at the Yalta Conference in 1945. In the late nineteenth century, Brooks Brothers tailored many distinctive uniforms for elite regiments of the New York National Guard, as well as uniforms for New York state troops and Union officers during the Civil War. At that time, contracts for uniforms were notorious as an example of corruption in how they were obtained and the poor quality of the clothing delivered, the uniforms having been made of pressed rag so that they fell apart in the first rains; the Golden Fleece symbol was adopted as the company's trademark in 1850. A sheep suspended in a ribbon had long been a symbol of British woolen merchants.
Dating from the fifteenth century, the image had been the emblem of the Knights of the Golden Fleece, founded by Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy. In classical Greek mythology, a magical flying ram, or Golden Fleece, was sought by Jason and the Argonauts; the last member of the Brooks family to head the company was Winthrop Holly Brooks, who ran the company from 1935 until its sale in 1946, when the company was acquired by Julius Garfinckel & Co. Although Winthrop Brooks remained with the company as a figurehead, after the acquisition, John C. Wood became the director of Brooks Brothers. Just prior to that, Wood had been the carrier of the papers for the Dumbarton Oaks Conference. Under the leadership of Wood, Brooks Brothers became more traditional. By 1971, eleven Brooks Brothers stores were in operation and located in Manhattan, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D. C. and St. Louis as an integral part of the retail conglomerate Garfinckel, Brooks Brothers, Miller & Rhoads, Inc. that held the company until 1981 when it was acquired by Allied Stores.
Brooks Brothers was acquired by the British firm, Marks & Spencer, in 1988. In 2001, Marks & Spencer sold Brooks Brothers to Retail Brand Alliance, now known as The Brooks Brothers Group, a company owned by Italian billionaire Claudio del Vecchio. Along with Brooks Brothers, RBA comprises Carolee, a designer of jewelry for department stores and specialty stores. In 2007, RBA sold its high end women's brand Adrienne Vittadini; as of 2015, there were 210 Brooks Brothers stores in the United States and 70 in other countries, including Australia, Taiwan, Japan, France, the United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, the Philippines, Mexico, UAE, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. In 1998, Brooks Brothers launched its official website. Headquartered on New York's Madison Avenue, United States flagship stores are in Manhattan, San Francisco, Chicago and Beverly Hills. Most of its clothing is now imported, but some suits, sport coats and accessories are manufactured in the United States. Many of its mid-range "1818" line of suits are manufactured at Brooks Brothers' Southwick plant in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
All Brooks Brothers necktie silk is woven in England or Italy, the ties still are "cut and piled" at the Brooks Brothers' tie factory in Long Island City, New York. Brooks has a series of books on
Area code 763
Area code 763 is the telephone numbering plan code for the northwestern suburbs of Minneapolis-St. Paul, including cities such as Plymouth, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, it was created in 2000 along with area code 952 when they were carved out of area code 612, which now only contains the city of Minneapolis and a few inner-ring locales. The area code splits in the Twin Cities are unusual - they split along municipal, rather than central office, boundaries. A sizeable number of exchanges are thus divided between two area codes, a few are divided among three. 763 is bordered on the north and west by area code 320, on the east by area code 651, by area codes 952 and 612 to the south and southeast respectively. The four Twin Cities area codes comprise one of the largest local calling areas in the United States. Portions of area codes 320 and 507 are local calls from the Twin Cities as well. List of North American area codes NANPA: Minnesota area code map List of exchanges from AreaCodeDownload.com, 763 Area Code