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2013-09-10 08:23:46

IT decision makers far more likely than the average American to be news junkies and consume news online NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Every profession has its share of stereotypes to contend with, from the image of the dishonest car salesman to that of the corrupt politicians. For those in information technology, like other technological fields, there is sometimes a perception of existing in something of a high-tech echo chamber, cut off from the world at large. However, findings...

2013-09-05 08:25:48

NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Confidence levels among the American workforce continue to show strength, according to the August Randstad Employee Confidence Index. The report shows increased optimism among workers about both the economy and their job security with the U.S. Employee Confidence Index rising 1.7 points to 58.0 in August. This 2013 Randstad Employment Tracker was conducted by Harris Interactive between August 5-7, 2013 among a U.S. sample of 1,073 employed...

2013-09-04 12:31:35

As the IOC decision between Madrid, Tokyo and Istanbul nears, Americans weigh in on which city they'd choose NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 2020 is a long way off - the better part of two presidential administrations. But of course, given the amount of construction and preparation that goes into hosting the Olympic Games - and how many recent host cities have struggled to get ready on schedule - it's best to plan ahead. As such, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will elect...

2013-08-26 12:24:38

Only one-third of streamers can actually make the commitment to a show NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Streaming" continues to be a major trend in Americans' constantly evolving television viewership habits. A 2012 Harris Poll found that a majority of Americans had watched TV shows via this method, and other polls since have explored its use as a way to watch programming on one's own schedule and the role of sports viewers as the rare exception to increasing reliance on...

2013-08-05 04:21:28

Among fans, Tennant is the favorite Doctor while the Ponds are the favorite companions NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Well, it's official, and Peter Capaldi has some pretty big shoes to step into starting next year. How daunting it must be to take over a role that 11 other men have filled - some for a short time and some for years - while at the same time taking on a British icon celebrating its Fifty Year Anniversary this year. And, while each Doctor must make the sonic...

2013-07-31 04:20:51

Two-thirds give President Obama negative ratings on his handling of the economy NEW YORK, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to the economy, the American public is given a lot of different ways to "read" the tea leaves with indicators of how things are going. They can try and track the ups and downs and ups of the stock market. They can look at the housing stats or the latest jobs numbers. There is GDP or the latest "fed minutes." But what matters most is how people feel...

2013-07-29 04:21:02

Just one-third believe things in the country are going in the right direction NEW YORK, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Summer time in DC is not always the best, weather-wise. Our nation's capital sits on a swamp, and as the humidity rises, sometimes so too do the tempers and the inability to get along. This is why Congress tends to disappear and head home for all of August. Unfortunately, as the political leaders leave the environs of their offices, they really should not...

2013-07-23 12:26:40

Americans also somewhat divided on whether public response to the verdict has been responsible NEW YORK, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While July 13's "not guilty" verdict for George Zimmerman may have brought his trial to a close, the court of public opinion is far from done with the subject. The days since have seen both scathing critiques and staunch support for the jury's decision, and the Harris Poll finds the American public to be equally divided on the subject - though...

2013-07-17 04:20:40

Serena Williams continues to dominate as America's Favorite Female Sports Star NEW YORK, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Many have asked the question - is he the greatest? How would he compete against some of the current basketball players on the hardwood? But, however that question is answered, there is no denying that Michael Jordan has staying power. A decade after retiring from the sport, Michael Jordan is America's Favorite sports star - a position he held throughout the 1990s,...

2013-07-15 04:20:36

But it's a love/hate relationship, as two in five baseball fans say Yankees are the team they least want to see in the World Series NEW YORK, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- So baseball has hit that time again - mid-season, which means the All Star Game is upon us. As Major League Baseball pauses to celebrate their all stars, and as the teams get a few days off to rest before the race to the end of the summer and post-season play begins in earnest, it is also time to see who America's...