On PR Newswire: McDonald’s Names New CEO, Nielsen to Split, USPS Preps for Holiday Deliveries

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:

McDonald's Chris Kempczinski

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McDonald’s Corporation Announces Leadership Transition

McDonald’s Corp. announced on Nov. 3 that its board of directors has named Chris Kempczinski, most recently president, McDonald’s USA, as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Kempczinski has also been elected to the McDonald’s board of directors. Kempczinski succeeds Steve Easterbrook, who has separated from the company following the board’s determination that he violated company policy and demonstrated poor judgment involving a recent consensual relationship with an employee.

Nielsen logo on building exterior

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Nielsen to Separate into Two Leading Global Companies

Nielsen Holdings plc announced on Nov. 7 the completion of its strategic review and its plan to spin-off the company’s Global Connect business, creating two independent, publicly traded companies — the Global Media business and the Global Connect business — each of which will have sharper strategic focus and greater opportunity to leverage its unique competitive advantages. The strategic review was led by James Attwood, chairman of Nielsen’s board of directors.

United States Postal Service worker delivering mail

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Hundreds of Millions of Holiday Packages Expected Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day

The U.S. Postal Service is ready to deliver more than 28 million packages per day between Dec. 16-21, and will average 20.5 million packages per day through the remainder of the year. With a projected 800 million package deliveries between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the Postal Service delivers more packages to homes than any other shipper.

Pedestrian crossing street sign

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Report Finds Urban States Have the Highest Rate of Pedestrian Deaths; New Jersey and New York Lead the Way

QuoteWizard, a LendingTree company, has released its report ranking which states are the most dangerous for pedestrians. In 2017, 16.08% pedestrian road fatality rate was at its highest in a 5-year span since 2013. The company’s findings saw that states with highly populated urban metro areas tended to be near the top of its list for most dangerous states for pedestrians.

Cars in bumper to bumper traffic

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Survey: 50% of Workers Say Their Commute Is Stressful

Are employees stressed out before they even arrive to the office? In a new survey from global staffing firm Robert Half, half of professionals (50%) said traveling to and from work is stressful. In addition, 45% of respondents lamented that their trip to the office is too long, up from 30% in a similar 2017 survey. Professionals said they spend an average of 48.37 minutes commuting each day, and nearly one in five (19%) stated their travel time exceeds one hour.

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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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