On PR Newswire: Hotel Searches Skyrocket for Solar Eclipse, Barbara Sinatra Passes Away at 90, Banana Republic Forms Men’s Council

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.

Hotels Com Total Eclipse Hotels

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Hotel Searches Increase in Anticipation of the Eclipse of a Lifetime

With less than 40 days until the first total solar eclipse America has seen in 26 years, travelers have been planning trips, searching for places to stay and coordinating their visits for months. Hotels.com determined that due to the eclipse Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Idaho, and Kentucky saw the largest increase in hotel searches when compared year over year. Nebraska has seen a 325 percent increase in hotel searches due to the eclipse, whereas Kansas has seen more than a 200 percent increase. Both states along the eclipse path are great locations for viewings and it’s clear that travelers will be coming from all around the country to reserve their spot. Following closely behind are travelers heading to Idaho and Kentucky – both have seen over a 130 percent increase when compared to the same time last year.

Foxconn Announces Launch of Intelligent Manufacturing Ecosystem in U.S. During White House Event

Foxconn Technology Group announced on July 26 it will invest $10 billion over the next four years to build a state-of-the-art liquid crystal display panel manufacturing facility in Wisconsin. The investment, which will be the largest new greenfield investment made by a foreign-based company in U.S. history, will create 3,000 jobs with the potential to grow to 13,000 new jobs in that state. It signifies the start of a series of investments by Foxconn in American manufacturing in the coming years. President Donald Trump and Foxconn CEO Terry Gou made the announcement in a ceremony at the White House East Room.

Barbara and Frank Sinatra

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Barbara Sinatra Passes Away at 90

Barbara Sinatra, the humanitarian, founder of the Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children, former model and wife of the late Frank Sinatra, passed away on July 25 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She was 90 years old. Mrs. Sinatra died of natural causes, according to a family spokesman. She died comfortably surrounded by family and friends at her home. Funeral arrangements will be announced within a few days. Mrs. Sinatra is survived by her son Robert Oliver Marx; his wife Hillary Roberts; and her grand-daughter Carina Blakeley Marx.

Bush Brothers & Co. Recalls Certain Baked Beans in 28-Ounce Cans Due to a Can Seam Issue

Bush Brothers & Co. said it is voluntarily recalling certain 28-ounce cans of Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, Country Style Baked Beans, and Original Baked Beans because cans may have defective side seams. These side seam defects may affect can integrity and may cause the cans to leak or allow for harmful bacteria to grow inside the product. Bush Brothers found the issue as part of their quality control inspections.

Banana Republic Mens Style Council

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Banana Republic Forms First-Ever Men’s Style Council

Banana Republic is proud to partner with pro football quarterback and 2016 NFL MVP Matt Ryan; pro baseball shortstop Didi Gregorius; and pro basketball guard and 2015-16 NBA Most Improved Player C.J. McCollum. Ryan, Gregorius, and McCollum join pro basketball power forward and Banana Republic brand ambassador Kevin Love to form the first-ever Banana Republic Men’s Style Council – a specially selected group of male athletes who will showcase the brand’s versatile, quality, and performance-driven menswear collections through a series of campaigns and engaging programs, including personal appearances.

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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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