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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),...

2014-07-16 04:21:10

Serena Williams continues to dominate as America's Favorite Female Sports Star NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The battle for number one continues with a change on top. As many have asked the LeBron James versus Michael Jordan question, we may not know how they would compare on the basketball court, but this year, James overthrows Jordan and is America's favorite sports star. Last year, the reverse was true and Michael Jordon was number one while LeBron James was number two....

2014-07-15 04:21:39

Shipping costs are the top online shopping pet peeve NEW YORK, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There aren't that many items left that we can't order online these days. From low cost knick-knacks to high end automobiles, it's tough to imagine a category that hasn't seen at least some online retail penetration in the past few years. And Americans have certainly taken the opportunities offered, with majorities saying they've purchased clothing (69%), digital content (59%), and accessories such as...

2014-07-08 04:21:04

Execs are less inclined than the general population to see inequality as a major problem but more likely to feel increasing taxes on the very rich is the right thing to do NEW YORK, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent Harris Poll found a strong majority of Americans believing economic inequality in the U.S. today is a problem (79%), with over half believing more specifically that it's a major problem (54%). New findings further reveal that U.S. executives are even more likely than...

2014-07-02 04:20:59

Key consumer cutbacks show year-over-year drops NEW YORK, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At 2014's halfway point, Americans are loosening their purse strings in several key areas, backing off of several key efficiencies and cutbacks in comparison to a year ago, indicating Americans may be a bit more confident in their financial prospects for the near future. Looking further back, American financial attitudes continue to show great improvement over a few years ago....

2014-07-01 04:21:24

Would want Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin in politics today among signatories of Declaration NEW YORK, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's that time of year: barbeques are lighting up and pool parties are underway as Americans gather to celebrate Independence Day and the founding of the United States. And, combining these two things somewhat, when it comes to which recent President Americans would like to have helping out on the grill, almost three in ten (28%) say they would most...

2014-06-25 12:28:04

Generations have different attitudes on how the economy and their household's financial condition will be NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dow Jones is flirting with a new magical number, 17,000 and there has been job growth for over 50 months in a row according to the White House. But Americans are still not all that confident about the state of the American economy. Just one-third (32%) of U.S. adults give President Obama positive ratings for his handling of the economy...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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