On PR Newswire: Facebook Earnings Growth, Hollywood Butterbeer, Daylight Savings Blues

With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy releases you might have missed. 

Butterbeer served at "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter"

Source: PRNewsFoto/Universal Studios Hollywood

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood Adds Hot Butterbeer to Menu of Scrumptious Fare Served at Three Broomsticks and Hog’s Head Pub

Delightful, delicious and hot.  Three wonderful words that describe hot Butterbeer, the newest addition that will be offered seasonally at Three Broomsticks at “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood. Like its traditional and frozen counterparts, hot Butterbeer is reminiscent of butterscotch and shortbread that’s been perfectly fine-tuned as a Hogsmeade treat. Three Broomsticks, an aged rustic tavern, caters to guests with an array of authentic British breakfast, lunchtime and dinner fare in a warm and inviting atmosphere inspired by the Harry Potter books and films. See the full release to learn more about the eclectic menu at #WizardingWorldHollywood.

Facebook Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) reported financial results for the quarter ended Sept. 30. “We had another good quarter,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO. “We’re making progress putting video first across our apps and executing our 10 year technology roadmap.” Highlights include growth in both monthly and daily active users, and in mobile advertising revenue. See the full release to see the detailed results.

Finally Light Bulb Day Light Savings Time Graphic Infographic

Source: PRNewsFoto/The Finally Light Bulb Company

Americans Bake Cakes, Call Therapists and Change Up Home Lighting to Combat Daylight Saving Time Blues

From Boston to Los Angeles, Americans are finding different and somewhat unique ways to deal with losing an hour of light. With the end of Daylight Saving Time around the corner, the newly released 11-city, “Finally Light Bulb Daylight Saving Time Survey” revealed that 49 percent of respondents said they dislike losing an hour of daylight, especially women in Boston, Minneapolis and Pittsburgh. Interestingly, despite gaining an hour of sleep, 63 percent of Americans say they are actually sleepier and 25 percent admit to feeling lethargic. See the full release for the full survey details.

Americas financial future Infographic

Source: PRNewsFoto/GOBankingRates

Hillary and Trump Supporters Actually Agree on These 3 Things, Survey Finds

In light of arguably the most controversial election in history reaching its climax, GOBankingRates surveyed over 1,000 Americans to find that a majority of voters from both parties feel unconfident that the financial state of America will improve during the next president’s term. The survey probed Americans on their confidence levels of how the wealth gap, homeownership affordability, wages and unemployment will improve in the next four years. Surprisingly, Trump and Hillary supporters align on three financial issues: the wealth gap, unemployment, and homeownership. See the full release for more specifics.

Microsoft unveils Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday unveiled Microsoft Teams, a new chat-based workspace that further enhances the collaboration capabilities in Microsoft Office 365, the cloud-based productivity offering with more than 85 million monthly active commercial users. Microsoft Teams brings together people, conversations, content and the tools teams need to collaborate. “At Microsoft we aim to empower every person and organization with the technology to be more productive as individuals and in groups,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “Office 365 is the broadest toolkit and platform for creation, communication and collaboration.” See the full release to learn more about the chat-based workspace.

PRNewsFoto/Live Nation Entertainment

PRNewsFoto/Live Nation Entertainment

The Weeknd Announces Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour

Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling music artist The Weeknd unveiled details behind his first-ever world tour – Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour.  Phase one of the North American and European spanning tour will kick off on Friday, Feb. 17 in Stockholm, Sweden at The Globe and visit 14 additional cities across Europe includingParis, London, Amsterdam, Zurich, Oslo, Copenhagen and more before heading to North America on Tuesday, April 25 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The North American leg of the tour will bring the genre-spanning artist to an additional 25 cities across the U.S. and Canada including stops in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Washington DC, Seattle and more.  See the full release for complete tour schedule.

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Anna Jasinski is manager of audience relations at PR Newswire. Follow her on Twitter at
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