On PR Newswire: Equifax CEO Retires, Showtime Acquires Rights for Clinton-Patterson Novel, The GQ x Gap Collaboration

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.

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Equifax Chairman, CEO, Richard Smith Retires; Board Appoints Current Board Member Mark Feidler Chairman; Paulino do Rego Barros Jr. Appointed Interim CEO

The board of Equifax Inc. announced on Sept. 26 that Richard Smith will retire as chairman of the board and chief executive officer, effective Sept. 26. The board appointed current board member, Mark Feidler to serve as non-executive chairman. Paulino do Rego Barros Jr., who most recently served as president Asia Pacific, and is a 7-year veteran of the company, has been appointed as interim chief executive officer, succeeding Smith. The board will undertake a search for a new permanent chief executive officer, considering candidates both from within and outside the company. Smith has agreed to serve as an unpaid adviser to Equifax to assist in the transition.

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CVS Health Responds to National Opioid Abuse Epidemic With Enterprise Initiatives

CVS Health announced on Sept. 21 that, as part of the company’s broad commitment to fighting the national opioid abuse epidemic, it is enhancing its enterprise-wide initiatives supporting safe drug disposal, utilization management of pain medications and funding for treatment and recovery programs. “As America’s front door to health care with a presence in nearly 10,000 communities across the country, we see first-hand the impact of the alarming and rapidly growing epidemic of opioid addiction and misuse,” said Larry J. Merlo, president and CEO, CVS Health. “Today we are announcing an expansion of our enterprise initiatives to fight the opioid abuse epidemic that leverages CVS Pharmacy’s national presence with the capabilities of CVS Caremark, which manages medications for nearly 90 million plan members.”

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President Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s Upcoming Novel The President Is Missing to Be Adapted Into Series by Showtime

On Sept. 22, Showtime announced it has acquired the rights to adapt into a series The President Is Missing, based on the highly anticipated novel by President Bill Clinton and bestselling author James Patterson set to be published in 2018. In the book, President Clinton and Patterson tell the startling story of a sitting U.S. president’s disappearance, with the level of detail that only someone who has held the office can know – generating a powerful, one-of-a-kind thriller. Though fictional, the story brings to life the pressures and realities of the most important position in the world. The announcement was made by David Nevins, president and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc.

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INRIX Identifies the Worst Traffic Hotspots in the 25 Most Congested U.S. Cities

On Sept. 27, INRIX published research on the worst traffic hotspots in America. Using INRIX Roadway Analytics, a cloud-based traffic analysis tool, INRIX analyzed and ranked more than 100,000 traffic hotspots in the 25 most congested U.S. cities. The economic cost of hotspots was also calculated in terms of wasted time, lost fuel and carbon emissions over the next decade. “Many cities are calling for increased transportation infrastructure spending to fix ailing roads, bridges and transit networks,” said Bob Pishue, senior economist, INRIX. “By identifying traffic hotspots and analyzing their root causes, cities can effectively combat congestion and maximize present and future investments.”

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Gap Launches Its Sixth Limited-Edition Collection of Best New Menswear Designers With GQ Featuring ‘The Coolest Designers on the Planet’

Gap is pleased to release the new exclusive menswear collection of GQ’s Best New Menswear Designers now featuring the “Coolest Designers on the Planet.” The program, which recognizes young menswear designers, has expanded to feature international talent from Paris, Tokyo, and Brooklyn, N.Y. For the first time, the program is including international designers to create a collection that will reach a global audience. “Gap is thrilled to be representing men’s fashion on a global scale with our GQ partnership this year,” said Wendi Goldman, Gap executive vice president and chief product officer. “By tapping into the ‘Coolest Designers on the Planet’ from Paris, Tokyo, and Brooklyn, we’re able to bring our customers a fresh perspective on style from these emerging talents who are playing an important role in the future of menswear.”

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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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