On PR Newswire: Most Expensive Countries, Summer Vacation Hot Spots, Hepatitis C Infections Nearly Triple

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.

The New Broadway Cast Recording of Hello, Dolly! is available now.

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Masterworks Broadway Announces the Release of the New Broadway Cast Recording of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman’s Musical Theater Masterpiece – Hello, Dolly!

Masterworks Broadway announced the release of the new Broadway cast recording of the 10-time Tony Award-nominated Hello, Dolly! starring three-time Grammy Award-winning legend Bette Midler as Dolly Gallagher Levi. Produced by multiple-Grammy Award winner Steven Epstein, with a cast of 37 and 28 musicians, the album now is available everywhere. The revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman’s masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. Hello, Dolly! now is playing at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre.

World’s Most Expensive Countries

New York City is undoubtedly one of the most expensive places to live in the U.S., yet how does it rank when pitted against the most expensive places to live around the world? In the latest study, GOBankingRates looks at the average cost of living in the top 50 most expensive countries compared with New York City. Using online pricing database Numbeo, GOBankingRates composed a list of the 50 most expensive places to live, ranking the nations by four key affordability metrics. Each metric is measured against what you would find in New York City.

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TripAdvisor Names America’s Top 50 Summer Hot Spots

TripAdvisor this week revealed its 2017 Summer Vacation Value Report, highlighting the top 50 domestic destinations for U.S. travelers this summer based on the greatest increase in seasonal hotel booking interest, including the average one-week vacation costs for hotels and airfare. The report also helps travelers discover savings at popular U.S. travel destinations by showing the least expensive summer week to visit with highly rated value hotels.

New Hepatitis C Infections Nearly Tripled over Five Years

Over just five years, the number of new hepatitis C virus infections reported to CDC has nearly tripled, reaching a 15-year high, according to new preliminary surveillance data released on May 11 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Because hepatitis C has few symptoms, nearly half of people living with the virus don’t know they are infected and most new infections go undiagnosed. Further, limited surveillance resources have led to underreporting, meaning the annual number of hepatitis C virus cases reported to CDC (850 cases in 2010 and 2,436 cases in 2015) does not reflect the true scale of the epidemic. CDC estimates about 34,000 new hepatitis C infections actually occurred in the U.S. in 2015.

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Millennials Beef Up Restaurants’ Brand Equity

Millennials are beefing up restaurant brands, awarding higher than average brand equity to Coffee and Quick Service, Casual Dining and Chicken restaurants, according to new research from the Harris Poll’s 29th annual EquiTrend Study, which measures brand health over time. The study, which reveals the strongest brands across the media, travel, financial, automotive, entertainment, retail, restaurant, technology, household and nonprofit industries based on consumer response, also indicates that Fast Casual Mexican and Pizza chains have notably lower brand equity among baby boomers.

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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.

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