On PR Newswire: Reading Scores Decline; Chrysler, Peugeot to Merge

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:

Row of young children holding up open books to read

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Reading Scores Decline on 2019 Nation’s Report Card

The average reading score for American fourth- and eighth-grade students decreased between 2017 and 2019, according to the Nation’s Report Card, released on Oct. 30 by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Changes in mathematics scores were mixed over the two-year period, with an increase at grade 4 and a decrease at grade 8.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA sign outside company building

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Groupe PSA and FCA Plan to Join Forces to Build a World Leader for a New Era in Sustainable Mobility

The supervisory board of Peugeot S.A. and the board of directors of FCA N.V. have each unanimously agreed to work towards a full combination of their respective businesses by way of a 50/50 merger. Both boards have given the mandate to their respective teams to finalize the discussions to reach a binding memorandum of understanding in the coming weeks.

Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek

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Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek Partners with World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition to Launch PSA for World Pancreatic Cancer Day

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate among all major cancers because few people know the risks and symptoms and are subsequently diagnosed at an advanced stage. On World Pancreatic Cancer Day (WPCD), Thursday, Nov. 21, advocates around the world, including Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, will unite to raise awareness of the most common risks and symptoms of the disease. The annual one-day campaign is an initiative of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition (WPCC), which is composed of more than 80 organizations from over 30 countries on six continents.

NYU Langone Health Sign

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How Far Schoolkids Live from Junk Food Sources Tied to Obesity

For the more than 1 million children attending New York City public schools, their choice of what to eat depends on which food sources are close to where they live. As measured in city blocks, proximity to fast and convenience food sellers can impact a student’s chances of becoming obese, according to a new study by researchers at NYU School of Medicine.

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Men More Likely to Believe They Do More Work Than Women with Same Job

Men are more likely than women to say they have more responsibility than their colleagues with the same job title, according to a new survey report by Clutch, the leading B2B ratings and reviews firm. Women may struggle to advance in organizations that do not provide a clear outline of employees’ tasks, experts say.

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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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