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2014-08-26 04:20:39

Positive six-month regional outlooks also on the rise NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The economy's a funny thing, as it exists - and can be perceived differently - at so many levels. From world to nation to region, all the way down to your own household, reading economic tea leaves can have a great deal to do with where you're standing. And while ratings of President Obama's handling of the economy are holding steady, regional economic indicators are showing signs of...

2014-08-25 12:25:02

Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton are the presidents Americans would most want to have as a high school teacher; Barack Obama the one Americans would never want to have NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As President Obama continues to deal with a number of crises, criticism over his vacation and his job ratings also continue to drift downward. This month, almost one-third of Americans (32%) give the President positive ratings for the overall job he is doing, while almost seven in ten (68%)...

2014-08-14 12:26:04

Some disconnects exist between where Americans feel charities should focus efforts and which causes they prioritize themselves NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Charitable donations rose in 2013, the first growth seen since the 2008 recession. But of course, measurements like this typically track monetary giving - just one of the ways Americans, and people the world over, can contribute to causes they believe in. Broadening the scope to all types of giving, a recent Harris Poll finds...

2014-08-07 12:26:25

Social networking sites, search/portal sites and their fellow Americans - in possession of camera-equipped devices - also seen as threats to privacy NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It seems that lately, privacy and personal data have been permanent fixtures in the news cycle. Between revelations of government snooping, consumer data breaches, and social media experiments, it can be tough to trust anyone with your personal information these days. In fact, only four in ten...

2014-07-30 12:28:56

Americans most likely to have lied to a parent, spouse or significant other; least likely to have lied to a sibling NEW YORK, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Perhaps it's a lie told to your parents about how you so didn't throw a party the weekend they went away. Could be you want that successful big brother or sister to think you're earning more than you are. Or maybe you just can't bring yourself to tell your best friend what you really think of his girlfriend. From white lies to whoppers,...

2014-07-28 12:26:33

Over one-third of parents are worried their children might have to move back in with them NEW YORK, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The economy remains something of a paradox. As leading indicators continue to move into positive territory and the Dow Jones Industrial Index remains near 17,000, all should indicate a rosy situation. But this doesn't seem to translate into a rosy opinion of how the economy is actually doing. The American public remains concerned about many aspects of the...

2014-07-24 12:26:22

President Obama's job ratings and direction of country both down this month NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Normally, summer is a quiet time in Washington, D.C. Congress comes back to finish off a few things before heading out for summer recess and even the President gets to take a little time off with his family. This summer, however, is anything but quiet. In addition to the various crises the White House has to handle, they also have to deal with an unhappy nation. Just...

2014-07-24 04:21:05

Three-quarters of Americans were involved in some sort of music program while in school NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maybe it was flute lessons. Or, perhaps, it was just a few years of singing in the high school chorus. For some, it could have been just playing with some friends in the garage. Whatever it might have been, three-quarters of Americans (76%) have had some sort of music education during school with half (49%) being in a chorus and more than two in five (43%)...

2014-07-23 04:21:15

Second on the list would be a trip down under to Australia NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the dream many Americans have - to travel to another country for a vacation without worrying about the cost. Would you sit on the beaches in South America? Would you travel the historical roads in Europe? Or would it be an Asian adventure? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100517/NY06256LOGO When American adults were asked where they would choose, if they could spend a...

2014-07-22 04:21:08

Americans see both undirected play and "keeping children busy" as important NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What's the ideal mix of scheduled and free time for a developing mind? Is there one? And what sort of mix today's children experiencing? Well, with parents of K-12 students reporting their children spend an average of 38.4 hours per week on scheduled activities during the school year (including school time, extra-curricular school activities and other scheduled commitments),...


Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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