On PR Newswire: Baseball & Wedding Spending Up, Autism Rate Unchanged
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Although some Major League Baseball stadiums cater to their fans with affordable tickets and food prices, others are notorious for some pretty steep charges. Personal finance website GOBankingRates.com conducted a cost analysis of attending a game at all 30 MLB stadiums, comparing the price of four factors: two tickets; two hot dogs; two beers; and parking. While the average cost of spending a day enjoying America’s pastime is $77.92, fans attending a game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim pay the cheapest per-game average cost ― $47.60 ― whereas Boston Red Sox fans pay the highest per-game average cost at Fenway Park ― $157. See the full release to see more details.
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Dust and stains remain unavoidable adversaries for consumers worldwide. It’s not surprising, then, that we spend a significant amount of time trying to keep our homes and clothes fresh and clean. In Nielsen’s new Global Survey examining home cleaning and laundry habits, nearly one third of global respondents (31%) say they clean every day, and the same percentage (31%) say they do laundry daily, but cultural tradition, product availability, innovation, and financial considerations mean that the tools of the trade are different around the world. Today, 44% of respondents say the female head of household does the majority of cleaning. But that’s not to say men aren’t sharing in the load, as 17% of respondents say men do the majority of cleaning. See the full release to learn more about who’s doing the housework.
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An estimated 1 in 68 (14.6 per 1,000) school-aged children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a CDC report published March 31 in the Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Surveillance Summary. This report shows essentially no change in ASD prevalence, the proportion of school aged-children with ASD, from the previous report released in 2014. However, it is too soon to know whether ASD prevalence in the U.S. might be starting to stabilize. CDC will continue tracking ASD prevalence to better understand changes over time. See the full release to learn more about the autism rates.
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The Knot, the #1 wedding brand and marketplace, on April 5 released the results of The Knot 2015 Real Weddings Study. The ninth annual comprehensive report, the largest of its kind, surveyed nearly 18,000 U.S. brides and grooms married in 2015 to uncover the financial spending habits and trends of real weddings in America. This study includes national and local statistics including the average cost of a wedding, who pays, how couples budget and plan for their big day, the average number of wedding guests, and other key statistics related to weddings in America. See the full release to see more about wedding spending.
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“I am heartbroken to share the news that Chief Joseph Medicine Crow has passed away,” said Chris Kortlander, director of the Custer Battlefield Museum and longtime friend of the noted historian. “Dr. Medicine Crow was a contributing board member to our museum and the last living person with direct oral history from a Custer battle participant; his grandfather was White Man Runs Him, Custer’s favorite scout. He was a brave, strong, wise man; a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He will be missed by so many.” See the full release to learn more about the Crow tribal historian and the oldest living member of the tribe.
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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.