On PR Newswire: Tooth Fairy Payouts Plunge, Millennials Taking on More Mortgages, Americans Divided by Party on Ideals of Religious and Ethnic Pluralism
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:
Parents, do not be surprised if a savvy kid holds on to a lost tooth until market conditions improve. The Tooth Fairy’s purse strings appear to be tighter than a year ago with the average monetary payout down by 43 cents. According to the just-released Original Tooth Fairy Poll, sponsored by Delta Dental, the Tooth Fairy’s average cash gift declined to $3.70 for a lost tooth.
New PRRI/The Atlantic Survey: Americans Deeply Divided by Party on Ideals of Religious and Ethnic Pluralism
A new PRRI/The Atlantic survey of American attitudes about the health of our nation’s democratic institutions reveals that partisan divisions over racial diversity and religious pluralism have Americans split. This survey discovered that despite these divides, Americans remain optimistic about the country’s ability to work together. Nearly half of Americans generally support a racially and ethnically diverse vision of the country. When asked to align themselves with a vision of the U.S., 47 percent of Americans say they “would prefer the U.S. to be a nation made up of people from all over the world.”
On Feb. 19, Banana Republic said it was proud to introduce its first Equality Collection capsule, honoring International Women’s Day. As a brand co-founded by a woman, equality has been a core value from the beginning. Equal rights and the empowerment of women is woven into the fabric of the business as well as within that of parent company Gap Inc., which was also co-founded by a woman. This year, Gap Inc. was once again included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for a commitment to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality.
Realtor.com, the Home of Home Search, on Feb. 20 released new survey data revealing members of the millennial generation have increased their home buying purchase power and now boast the largest share of new home loans by dollar volume, larger than both Generation X and the baby boomer generation. These insights, based on a realtor.com analysis of residential mortgage loan originations from Optimal Blue, show that while the median home buying price millennials take on is still lower than that of Generation X or baby boomers, millennials are showing interest in more affordable markets.
ManpowerGroup Solutions’ Total Workforce Index Ranks Ireland, Norway and U.K. as Top Spots for Talent
ManpowerGroup Solutions Total Workforce Index 2019 reveals Ireland, Norway and the U.K. as top labor markets across the globe for sourcing, hiring and retaining workforce skills. In an increasingly complex global market, access to skilled talent is a priority for organizations looking to build or grow their business. The Total Workforce Index is the only tool of its kind to use big data combined with expert insight to compare workforce potential across markets by evaluating the skills availability, cost efficiency and workforce productivity of both permanent and contingent labor sources.
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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.