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:
U.S. real gross domestic product grew by 2.1% during the fourth quarter of 2019, in line with the consensus forecast and just below the Conference Board’s forecast of 2.2%. This quarterly annualized growth rate was unchanged from the 2.1% rate seen in the third quarter, but the drivers differed. Growth contributions from both consumption and private investment disappointed, as did inventories. However, strong residential investment and government spending and investment propped growth up. Additionally, weak import growth for the quarter resulted in a boost from net exports.
Anheuser-Busch announced on Jan. 23 a landmark partnership between the iconic Dominican pilsner Presidente Beer and Alex Rodriguez, with the baseball legend and entrepreneur joining as chairman of Presidente USA. Long associated with Miami sports, Presidente USA is taking the next step in its legacy by partnering with Rodriguez, who will bring a new energy to the brand by transcending the role of spokesperson and truly helping direct the brand’s efforts toward the rich, Dominican culture that Presidente represents.
On the heels of releasing their first new single of 2020, “What A Man Gotta Do,” Grammy award-nominated trio Jonas Brothers have announced their Las Vegas, Nev., residency at Park Theater at Park MGM beginning Wednesday, April 1.
Ben & Jerry’s recognizes the next generation in its 2020 lineup, offering even more non-dairy flavors and a new base mix with a sunny disposition: sunflower butter! Ben & Jerry’s new sunflower butter-based Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts use flower power to deliver on the full Ben & Jerry’s experience with loads of chunks and swirls, while providing a delicious alternative to the existing almond-based lineup.
The southeast states of Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee are home to half of this year’s top neighborhoods to watch, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. The 2020 watch list was developed by identifying the neighborhoods with the greatest year-over-year growth in listing page views on Redfin.com and speaking with agents about what areas are seeing rising interest from homebuyers.
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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.