Did You See That Press Release? Jim Beam Pours, Blondie Returns, Barbie Debuts
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Jim Beam Makes History, Fills 13 Millionth Barrel of Bourbon
Jim Beam made history by achieving a bourbon-industry first and filling its 13 millionth barrel of bourbon since the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. The barrel personally was filled and sealed by Fred Noe, Jim Beam’s great-grandson and seventh generation master distiller, at the company’s flagship distillery in Clermont, Ky. Also on hand to celebrate the milestone was Freddie Noe, an eighth generation Beam who also works at the distillery.
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Blondie to Release 40th Anniversary Double-Disc Package on May 13
2014 marks Blondie’s 40th anniversary as a band. In celebration of this milestone, the band will release a special double-disc package entitled Blondie 4(0) Ever on May 13 via NOBLE ID/ESMG. It will include an incredible collection of new songs called Ghosts of Download, and an album entitled Deluxe Redux: Greatest Hits, featuring new studio recordings of the band’s biggest songs. The iconic Andy Warhol “Debbie Harry” portrait is the cover art for the greatest hits album.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment and Mattel Announce Plan to Bring Barbie to Life on Screen
From princess to president, mermaid to movie star, Barbie has done it all – through her more than 150 careers, she has gained valuable experiences and shown her fans that anything is possible for a modern woman.
In her live-action big screen debut, Barbie will inhabit many of these roles, utilizing her personal and professional skills to inspire change in the lives of everyone around her. This comedic and contemporary film marks the second collaboration between Sony Pictures and Mattel, which currently are developing a film adaptation of Masters of the Universe, based on Mattel’s popular action figures.
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AT&T Eyes 100 U.S. Cities and Municipalities for Its Ultra-Fast Fiber Network
AT&T announced a major initiative to expand its ultra-fast fiber network to up to 100 candidate cities and municipalities nationwide, including 21 new major metropolitan areas. The fiber network will deliver AT&T U-verse with GigaPower service, which can deliver broadband speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second and AT&T’s most advanced TV services, to consumers and businesses.
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Employee Distrust is Pervasive in U.S. Workforce
Despite the rebound in the U.S. economy and an improving job market, nearly one in four workers say they don’t trust their employer and only about half believe their employer is open and upfront with them, according to the American Psychological Association’s 2014 Work and Well-Being Survey. While almost two-thirds (64 percent) of employed adults feel their organization treats them fairly, one in three reported that their employer is not always honest and truthful with them.
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