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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....

2014-06-25 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...

2014-06-23 12:26:56

Economy and Jobs top two issues for government to address NEW YORK, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The summer is upon us, and with it the air in Washington, D.C. becomes heavy and oppressive. And, this is just the perfect climate for another month of low approval ratings for government officials. After making some gains last month, President Obama holds steady with the same numbers this month with almost two in five (38%) giving the overall job he is doing positive ratings and 62%...

2014-06-20 04:20:41

New Poll Uncovers What Americans Would Do With An Extra Hour In Their Day WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Multitasking is the norm of American culture, over scheduling is rampant in households and businesses alike, and the phrase "there are just not enough hours in a day" is a common sentiment for Americans in all walks of life. While the day will remain 24 hours, June 21 marks this year's summer solstice--the longest day of the year, in terms of daylight. A new poll released today...

2014-06-19 04:20:21

Three in 10 Americans say they're more likely to drive after a few drinks when only going a short distance NEW YORK, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All over the country, grills are heating, drinks cooling and long-ago-planned vacations are fast approaching. For those reading these annual touchstones like so many iced tea leaves, all signs point to summer - even if its official start date isn't until June 21. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100517/NY06256LOGO While summer brings with it...

2014-06-18 12:28:42

Streaming gaining on traditional TV viewership modes as a preferred way of watching, particularly among Millennials NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you still call it "watching TV" when you're not actually using a TV to do it? That's a question that may be coming up more and more today, given the increasing use of streaming as a viewership option. While over three-fourths of U.S. adults (77%) say they regularly watch television shows via either cable (55%) or satellite TV (23%),...

2014-06-11 04:21:30

Younger generations' interest put soccer and World Cup in likely growth position NEW YORK, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first matches are only hours away, and over the course of the month-long tournament billions (with a "b") of fans will look to catch some of the action, whether on TV, on the radio, via other assorted media or even on-site. But while most of the world is getting ready for the event, here in the U.S. neither the tournament nor soccer itself have reached mainstream...

2014-06-10 04:22:21

Salt and sugar are the top suspects; gluten restrictions on the rise NEW YORK, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Most Americans (87%) say they're making an effort to eat healthy - and with good reason, as a majority say they or someone in their household monitor or restrict their intake of a nutritional component like gluten or sugar, according to a new Harris Poll. Six in ten American adults (60%, a slight uptick from 57% in 2011) say they restrict at least one nutritional component from their...

2014-06-03 04:21:02

More than three in five say U.S. government is right to speak out about possible human rights abuses in Russia, China, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to the United States being the "world's policeman" there are certain things that can trigger the U.S. getting involved in another country. In the not-too-distant past, the stories about what might be occurring inside another country were just that - stories. But now, with...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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