On PR Newswire: American Humane Releases Impact Report, U.S. Wages Up 4%, Equifax Announces Settlement
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:
American Humane has released its annual Impact Report, detailing major accomplishments made over the past 12 months in furthering its 142-year-old work in ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals, as well as promoting and nurturing the life-changing, life-saving bonds between animals and people.
Wages for U.S. workers grew 4% over the last year, increasing the average wage level by $1.09 to $28.54 an hour, according to the ADP Research Institute Workforce Vitality Report (WVR) released Wednesday. The growth, accelerating from 3.8% to 4% annual as of June 2019, was driven by strong wage gains for workers in the manufacturing (4.4% wage growth, $29.83 hourly wage) and construction (4.4% wage growth, $28.65 hourly wage) industries.
Equifax Inc. announced on Monday a comprehensive resolution of significant U.S. consumer-related litigation and regulatory matters facing the company related to its 2017 cybersecurity incident. The $671 million resolution includes settlement agreements that would resolve the multi-district consumer class action litigation, as well as investigations by the Federal Trade Commission; the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; the attorneys general of 48 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia; and the New York Department of Financial Services.
OpenAI Forms Exclusive Computing Partnership with Microsoft to Build New Azure AI Supercomputing Technologies
Microsoft Corp. and OpenAI, two companies thinking deeply about the role of AI in the world and how to build secure, trustworthy, and ethical AI to serve the public, have partnered to further extend Microsoft Azure’s capabilities in large-scale AI systems. Through this partnership, the companies will accelerate breakthroughs in AI and power OpenAI’s efforts to create artificial general intelligence.
The U.S. Postal Service celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing by issuing the 1969: First Moon Landing Forever stamps at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “With the dedication of these stamps today, the Postal Service pays tribute to all those individuals with the right stuff — the astronauts, engineers, mathematicians, physicists, computer specialists and all the hidden figures, men and women, who worked behind the scenes to land Americans on the moon and bring them home safely,” said Thomas J. Marshall, the Postal Service’s general counsel and executive vice president, and the stamp ceremony’s dedicating official.
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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.