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Marriott International to Acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Creating the World’s Largest Hotel Company
Marriott International Inc. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. announced on Nov. 16 that the boards of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which the companies will create the world’s largest hotel company. The transaction combines Starwood’s leading lifestyle brands and international footprint with Marriott’s strong presence in the luxury and select-service tiers, as well as the convention and resort segment, creating a more comprehensive portfolio. See the full release to learn more about the terms of the merger.
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USA Regains Position as Top Nation Brand from Germany
After being pushed off the number one position last year by Germany, the U.S.A. has this year taken back its position at the top of the Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index (NBISM). The United Kingdom, in 3rd place, edges closer to the top and is followed by France. Further down the ranking, Ukraine and Russia achieve large reputation gains, while Greece stands alone in suffering a steep drop. The study measures global perceptions of 50 developed and developing countries – and is unmatched in the level of detail on which the nation ranking is judged. The study asks questions about 23 different national attributes, which are then combined into six overall dimensions on which the national image is based. Those are: exports, governance, culture, people, tourism, and immigration/investment. See the full release to see the complete rankings.
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Surgeons at NYU Langone Medical Center Perform the Most Extensive Face Transplant to Date – and First in New York State
NYU Langone Medical Center announced on Nov. 16 the successful completion of the most extensive face transplant to date, setting new standards of care in this emerging field. Equally important, for the first time a face transplant has been performed on a first responder – a volunteer firefighter who suffered a full face and scalp burn in the line of duty. See the full release to learn more about the surgery.
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Kelley Blue Book Announces Winners of 2016 Best Buy Awards
Kelley Blue Book, the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry, announced the winners of the 2016 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards, honoring the top new model-year vehicle choices available in the U.S. market. The 2016 Honda Civic is named Kelley Blue Book’s Overall Best Buy of 2016, alongside Best Buy Award winners in 12 major vehicle categories. See the full release to see the winners in all categories and watch videos about the winners.
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Nationally Syndicated Radio Host Mark Levin Donates Rare First Edition of The Federalist Papers to Hillsdale College
Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship received on Nov. 16 a rare first edition of the Federalist Papers. The document was donated to the college from the family of nationally syndicated radio talk-show host Mark R. Levin. The first edition is one of only 500 copies commissioned by Alexander Hamilton in 1787, and is now on display at the Kirby Center. “The Federalist Papers represent a great source of the political thought of America’s Founders, and the best explanation and defense of the Constitution as understood by the Founders themselves,” said Dr. Matthew Spalding, associate vice president and dean of educational programs at the Kirby Center. See the full release to learn more about the exhibit.
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