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:
In Q1 2020, the Conference Board Innovation α Index powered by M-CAM for the United States declined by 23% and was down nearly 14% from a year ago. At the same time, the parallel global Innovation α Index, which tracks innovative companies worldwide, declined by 24%, and was down by 14% over a year ago. However, the reweighting of sectors in the index is pointing at potential benefits for innovative companies that can help tackle or offset the negative effects from COVID-19.
United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches First National Security Space Mission for the U.S. Space Force
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on March 26 at 4:18 p.m. EDT. This marks the 83rd successful launch of an Atlas V rocket, 138th launch for ULA and first mission for the U.S. Space Force.
Hallmark to Give Away Additional 1 Million Cards After Overwhelming Response to Original Announcement
Hallmark Cards, Inc. announced on March 30 that it is doubling its 1 million card giveaway to 2 million cards after an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from people who want to put more care into the world. Within just a few days, Hallmark gave away the first one million cards, prompting the company to double down on its commitment to helping people connect. A card is a simple but meaningful way to tell someone you care during this time of social distancing.
During these times of uncertainty, you want your home to be a safe place for you and your loved ones. Especially now, when you are spending so much time indoors, you need to be able to identify and handle the hidden hazards in your home that can cause injury or death. Just as you are working to protect those you love from COVID-19, CPSC urges you to protect your family from these hazards as well. CPSC continues to protect the public from dangerous consumer products through science, investigation, corrective action and communication. In response to the current crisis, CPSC has created a series of Home Safe Checklists, whether your home has babies, teens or seniors—or all of them.
New insights from Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, reveal the extent to which U.S. households are now tuning into daytime TV viewership and how television remains a vital outlet for Americans navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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.