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2014-02-27 04:20:39

Most Americans actually do not believe in any of 12 common superstitions NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you walk around a black cat or always throw spilled salt over your shoulder? Just how common are beliefs in certain superstitions many Americans grew up hearing from parents and grandparents? Surprisingly, not as common as one might think. There is the childhood phrase "see a penny, pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck" but just one-third of Americans (33%) believe...

2014-02-24 12:23:14

Little change in attitudes towards economy and household finances NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Congressional retirements continue to be announced as many legislators are looking to spend more time with family, look for greener pastures and, for one, actually run for a lower office. One reason many of these retirements may be happening is that Congress is still mired in just single digit positive job ratings. Fewer than one in ten (8%) Americans give Congress positive marks...

2014-02-05 08:25:56

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the most recent Randstad U.S. Employee Confidence Index, the outlook among American workers continues to improve. The January Index, which measures sentiment around employers, job prospects and the economy at large, reached 56.7 points, a five-month high since August of 2013 when the Index reached 58.0. The Randstad research was conducted online by Harris Interactive between January 6 and 8 on behalf of Randstad and included 1,071...

2014-02-05 04:20:55

Vast majority at least somewhat concerned about food health and/or safety recalls NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Food recall announcements have become something of a news cycle staple in the past few years. From spinach and peanut butter to chicken and pet foods, there seems to be little left in the U.S. food supply that should not be viewed with at least a modicum of suspicion. As such, it's likely not surprising that strong majorities of U.S. adults say food recalls have them at...

2014-01-30 04:21:44

Half of Americans say current job market in their region is bad NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Economic news is plentiful, and depending on who one listens to the economy is getting better, the economy may be sliding backwards or things are stagnant. But, regardless of what the experts think, how do Americans think the economy is going this month? On the whole, their thinking is that it's pretty flat. Looking first at how Americans think President Obama is handling the...

2014-01-23 12:25:39

High school teachers identified as most influential NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With winter break over and the holidays retreating into memory, students, parents and teachers dive into the second half of the school year. With books back on the brain, it's an appropriate time to think about the relationships teachers share with students, parents and administrators. According to a new Harris Poll, perceived levels of respect between these parties is down - dramatically so in many...

2014-01-22 04:21:21

Small and big ticket spending indicators up, in conjunction with diminished pessimism toward household financial prospects NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As 2014 approaches the end of its first month, many Americans are still sorting out their financial plans for the near future. With the government actually open for business - an improvement over last October - it should be a foregone conclusion that Americans may be facing the future with a bit more spring in their spending plans...

2014-01-16 04:20:42

Football continues to trump baseball as America's Favorite Sport NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In September and October, it's an argument that happens year after year in sports bars nationwide. But, it might be that it's one that comes to an easy conclusion, as football continues to dominate over baseball as America's Favorite Sport. Over one-third (35%) of adults who follow at least one sport say professional football is their favorite sport, while just 14% say baseball is...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.