On PR Newswire: Preterm Birth Rate Still Rising, USPS Unveils Scratch-and-Sniff Stamps, Lowe’s Names New CEO

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.

Sleeping newborn baby in blue pajamas and hat

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More Babies Being Born Too Soon for Third Year in a Row, Report Shows

New data from the federal government shows that the health of pregnant women and babies in the U.S. is getting worse, March of Dimes says. The organization says there is an urgent need for new solutions to address this alarming trend. The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics recently released provisional birth data that show that the preterm birth rate rose to 9.93 percent in 2017, up from 9.86 percent in 2016.

The Estate of Michael Jackson Releases Statement Regarding ABC News Special on Michael Jackson

The Estate of Michael Jackson said on May 23: “We want consumers to know that The Last Days of Michael Jackson, a television special airing on ABC TV (a subsidiary of Walt Disney Company) tomorrow May 24, is not sponsored or approved by the Estate of Michael Jackson.  It is particularly disheartening that Disney, a company known to strongly believe in protecting its own IP rights, would choose to ignore these rights belonging to the Estate.”

U.S. Postal Service Frozen Treats Forever stamps

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U.S. Postal Service’s First Scratch-and-Sniff Stamps Evoke a Sweet Summer Scent

The U.S. Postal Service’s first scratch-and-sniff stamps will add the sweet scent of summer to letters of love, friendship, party invitations and other mailings when the Postal Service introduces the Frozen Treats Forever stamps June 20 in Austin, Texas.

Lowe’s Names Marvin Ellison President and Chief Executive Officer

Lowe’s Cos. Inc. announced on May 22 that Marvin R. Ellison has been named president and CEO, effective July 2. He will also join Lowe’s board of directors at that time. Ellison succeeds Robert A. Niblock, who previously announced his intention to retire. The Lowe’s board has also appointed Richard W. Dreiling, a director of Lowe’s since 2012, as chairman, effective July 2.

Bottle of OUR/VODKA by OUR/NEW YORK

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OUR/VODKA Opens OUR/NEW YORK: The First Distillery in Manhattan Since Prohibition

Our/New York is a new, small batch, high-quality vodka from the first legal distillery to open in Manhattan since Prohibition. Our/New York is a subsidiary of Our/Vodka, a global family of local vodkas made in micro-distilleries in cities around the world, which was started in 2010 by a group of Swedish entrepreneurs and later funded by Pernod Ricard.

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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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