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On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
300 million records worldwide – 36 Grammys – 2 philanthropists – 1 tour – 1 stage. This summer. See the tour schedule for more.
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U.S. Travelers Hot to Trot for Summer in 2014, According to TripAdvisor Survey
TripAdvisor announced the results of its annual summer travel survey of more than 2,500 U.S. respondents. This year’s survey revealed that 89 percent are planning a leisure summer trip in 2014 and 34 percent are planning a Memorial Day getaway – representing a 6 percent and 7 percent increase, respectively, compared with those who traveled for those time periods last year. See the most popular destinations.
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Amazon.com Retains Highest Reputation Ranking in 15th Annual Harris Poll Reputation Quotient Study
As the U.S. economy continues to improve, the number of people who believe corporate America’s reputation has improved has increased 25 percent over 2013 and doubled that in 2012, says a new poll. The 2014 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient study surveys more than 18,000 members of the U.S. general public to measure the reputations of the 60 most visible companies in the country. See the news release and find other companies that made the list.
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Majority of New-Car Shoppers Unaffected by GM Recall, Reports Kelley Blue Book
Despite General Motors’ recent recalls, KBB.com survey data found consideration among the majority of shoppers remains unaffected, reports Kelley Blue Book, the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry.
The survey data also revealed only 5 percent of new-vehicle shoppers say the recent GM recall caused them not to consider purchasing a Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC, or Buick model. See the news release for more information.
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Home Prices Defy Weak Sales Numbers, According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices
Data through February 2014, released by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, show the annual rates of gain slowed for the 10-City and 20-City Composites. The Composites posted 13.1 percent and 12.9 percent in the 12 months, ending February 2014.
Thirteen cities saw lower annual rates in February. Las Vegas, the leader, posted 23.1 percent year over year versus 24.9 percent in January. The only city in the Sun Belt that saw improvement in its year-over-year return was San Diego with an increase of 19.9 percent. See the news release for more information.
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