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General Mills Cereals Removing Artificial Flavors and Colors From Artificial Sources
General Mills Cereals has committed to removing artificial flavors and colors from artificial sources from the rest of its cereals in response to consumers’ changing preferences. Today, more than 60% of General Mills Cereals like Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Original Cheerios are already without artificial flavors and colors from artificial sources and have been that way for a long time.
According to a survey conducted by Nielsen on behalf of General Mills, 49% of households are making an effort to avoid artificial flavors and colors from artificial sources. To respond to this growing need, General Mills Cereals will be using more recognizable, familiar ingredients to create its colors and flavors. See the full release to learn more the changes to General Mills’ cereals.
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NICB’s 2014 Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report
California’s San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had the nation’s highest per capita vehicle theft rate in 2014, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) latest Hot Spots report. NICB’s Hot Spots report examines vehicle theft data obtained from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) for each of the nation’s MSAs. See the full release to see where your car is most likely to be stolen from.
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ACSI: Fifth Consecutive Quarterly Drop in National Customer Satisfaction Points to Weak Economic Growth
Customer satisfaction with goods and services purchased and consumed in the U.S. suffered a fifth consecutive quarterly decline, sending the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) to its lowest point since 2006. According to the ACSI, the national level of customer satisfaction is down 0.7% to 74.7 on a 100-point scale in the first quarter of 2015 and is off 2.7% since peaking in the fourth quarter 2013. The sustained downward trend in aggregate customer satisfaction dampens consumer demand and forecasts continued economic malaise. See the full release to learn how satisfied customers can influence the economy.
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2015 Global Peace Index Reveals an Increasingly Divided World
Escalating civil strife and the consequent refugee crisis have been among the key drivers in increasing the cost of global violence containment, according to the 2015 Global Peace Index published June 17 by the global think-tank, the Institute for Economics and Peace.
Since 2008 the total economic impact of violence has increased by US$1.9 trillion (+15.3%). The cost of supporting refugees and IDPs alone has increased by 267% since 2008, and now amounts to US$128 billion. However military expenditure, homicide and police forces remain the most costly categories, accounting collectively for 68.3% of the total cost. See the full release to learn more about what parts of the world are seeing an increase in strife.
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From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Furious 7 Extended Edition
Furious 7 blasts onto Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on Sept. 15 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Grossing over $1.5 billion worldwide at the box office, Furious 7 tears up the screen with more gravity-defying stunts, adrenaline-fueled fight scenes, and pulse-pounding action than ever before. The Blu-ray features the all new extended edition with even more explosive thrills, along with the official music video of the chart-topping “See You Again” performed by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth and over 90 minutes of exclusive bonus features, making an indispensable addition to the Fast franchise collection. See the full release to learn more about the movie.
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