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GM Announces Six Safety Recalls
General Motors announced it will conduct six new safety recalls in the U.S. involving about 7.6 million vehicles from the 1997 to 2014 model years. Among these recalled vehicles, GM is aware of seven crashes, eight injuries, and three fatalities.
The fatal crashes occurred in older model full-size sedans being recalled for inadvertent ignition key rotation. There is no conclusive evidence the defect condition caused those crashes. See the full release to learn which cars are being recalled.
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Number of Employers Passing on Applicants Due to Social Media Posts Continues to Rise, According to New CareerBuilder Survey
More employers are turning to social networking sites to find additional information on potential candidates – and they’re not entirely impressed with what they’re seeing. A new survey from CareerBuilder found that 51 percent of employers who research job candidates on social media said they’ve found content that caused them to not hire the candidate, up from 43 percent last year and 34 percent in 2012. See the full release to learn more.
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Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection Released by Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Eight memorable films from one of the most acclaimed directors in motion-picture history come together for the first time ever in the Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection, available on Blu-ray and DVD on Oct. 14, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Since beginning his long and distinguished career on the Universal backlot more than 40 years ago, Spielberg has directed an unprecedented number of box office hits and critically-acclaimed films in cinematic history.
The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection showcases some of the most unforgettable movies the three-time Academy Award winner made for Universal, including his debut film Duel, which has been digitally remastered and restored and will be presented in widescreen for the very first time in the U.S. and Canada. See the full release to learn more about the collection.
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Hot or Not Releases List of the Hottest Cities in America
Hot or Not, the pioneer of rating and the game that lets you check out and connect with the hottest people nearby, has released a survey of the hottest cities in America just in time for Independence Day. Nashville, Tenn., tops the list of hottest men, while Stockton, Calif., takes the lead for the hottest women. See the full release to see what other cities made the list.
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Are You Seen as a Jerk at Work? A New Study Reveals that Many People Are Oblivious to How They Come Across to Colleagues
Jill Abramson recently was ousted from her position as the executive editor of The New York Times for being, among other things, too “pushy.” But did Abramson— who has also been described by the media as “polarizing” and “brusque”— know during the course of her tenure that others viewed her as being overly assertive? A new study from the Columbia Business School suggests that there’s a great chance she didn’t. See the full study to learn more.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.