On PR Newswire: New Barbies, Early Spring & Most Romantic Restaurants
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Barbie Expands Doll Line Adding Three New Body Types
On Jan. 28, Barbie announced the expansion of its Fashionistas line with the addition of three new body types – tall, curvy and petite – and a variety of skin tones, hair styles and outfits. With these additions, girls everywhere will have infinitely more ways to play out their stories and spark their imaginations through Barbie. “For more than 55 years, Barbie has been a global, cultural icon and a source of inspiration and imagination to millions of girls around the world,” said Richard Dickson, president and chief operating officer of Mattel. “Barbie reflects the world girls see around them. Her ability to evolve and grow with the times, while staying true to her spirit, is central to why Barbie is the number one fashion doll in the world.” See the full release to learn about the new Barbies.
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Groundhog Day in PA: Punxsutawney Phil Predicts an Early Spring
Pennsylvania’s world-famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, predicted an early spring after emerging from his burrow without seeing his shadow the morning of Feb. 2 in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Thousands of fans watched as Phil made his highly anticipated weather prognostication, commemorating 130 years of Pennsylvania’s unique Groundhog Day tradition. See the full release to learn more about Groundhog Day.
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OpenTable Reveals 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America
As we celebrate love and romance in honor of Valentine’s Day, OpenTable is pleased to announce the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2016. 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. See the full release to learn which restaurants made the list.
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CBS Corp. Announces That Leslie Moonves Has Been Named Chairman of the Company
CBS Corp. announced on Feb. 3 that Leslie Moonves has been elected the next chair of the CBS board of directors. Moonves was nominated by Shari E. Redstone, vice chair of the CBS board, and his appointment was confirmed by a unanimous vote of the CBS directors. He also will continue to serve as president and chief executive officer of CBS, positions he has held since 2006. Moonves’ election by the board follows the recent resignation of Sumner M. Redstone from his position of executive chairman, which was effective Feb. 2, and his appointment to the role of chairman emeritus, CBS Corp. Ms. Redstone, Mr. Redstone’s daughter, will continue to serve as vice chair of the CBS board, a position she has held since 2005. See the full release to learn more about the changes at CBS.
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13 Million Americans Have Hidden Bank or Credit Card Accounts
13 million Americans have hidden a bank or credit card account from their live-in spouse, partner or significant other, according to a new CreditCards.com report. Those accounts aren’t the only financial secrets Americans are hiding: 41% have spent over $100 without their spouse or partner’s knowledge, including 19% who have spent more than $500. Men are almost twice as likely as women to have spent more than $500 without notifying their spouse or partner. See the full release to see more about the financial details that husbands and wives conceal from each other.
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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.