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OpenTable Reveals 52 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America
In celebration of World Vegetarian Day and Vegetarian Awareness Month, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group, unveiled the 52 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Plant-based cuisine proves popular at long-running and new restaurants. California and New York eateries lead, followed by Pennsylvania and Maryland. See the full release to find out more.
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NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today’s Mars
New findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. Using an imaging spectrometer on MRO, researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious streaks are seen on the Red Planet. These darkish streaks appear to ebb and flow over time. They darken and appear to flow down steep slopes during warm seasons, and then fade in cooler seasons. They appear in several locations on Mars when temperatures are above minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 23 Celsius), and disappear at colder times. See the full release to learn more about Mars.
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Ad Account Exec, PR Manager and Broadcaster Among Most Overrated Jobs, Says New CareerCast Report
Highly desirable jobs, such as ad account exec, broadcaster, public relations manager, and event coordinator are among the most overrated jobs of 2015, according to CareerCast’s new report on the most overrated and underrated jobs. Architect, attorney, management consultant and wholesale sales representative rounded out the list of overrated jobs. See the full release to learn the other overrated and underrated jobs.
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comScore and Rentrak to Merge, Creating Leading Cross-Platform Measurement Company
comScore Inc. and Rentrak Corp. announced on Sept. 29 that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which the companies will combine in a stock-for-stock merger. Pursuant to the terms of the merger, which has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies, Rentrak will merge into a wholly-owned subsidiary of comScore, and each share of Rentrak will be converted into the right to receive 1.15 shares of comScore. Upon completion of the merger, comScore shareholders are expected to own approximately 66.5% and Rentrak shareholders are expected to own approximately 33.5% of the combined company on a fully diluted basis. See the full release to learn more about the merger.
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Deloitte Forecast: Retail Holiday Sales to Increase 3.5 to 4%
Retailers should see a moderate increase in holiday sales in the stores and online this year, according to Deloitte’s annual retail holiday sales forecast. “An improving labor market, increasing home values and relief at the pump gave more Americans reason to believe the economic recovery was gaining real traction this year,” said Daniel Bachman, Deloitte’s senior U.S. economist. “Those recurring improvements helped buoy sentiment and spending over the past several months. Housing and employment tend to create a more meaningful wealth effect than that of the financial markets, so the recent stock market fluctuations and instability overseas should not have a marked impact on shoppers’ holiday spending intentions. However, while retail holiday sales are expected to rise, the increase may be smaller than last year due to the lingering effects of flat personal income growth in the first quarter.” See the full release to learn more about 2015 Christmas shopping.
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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.