On PR Newswire: Companies With Best Reputations, Economic Trends, Best Vacay Rankings
With thousands of news 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 top press releases on PR Newswire you don’t want to miss:
Patagonia, Honda, Moderna, Chick-fil-A, SpaceX Top ‘Axios-Harris Poll 100’ With the Best Reputations
Companies with a clear point of view and that deliver not only great products but also an impact on society have the best reputations. Those are among the insights of the Axios-Harris Poll 100, an annual ranking of the reputations of the most visible U.S. companies, which was released on May 13. Patagonia, Honda, Moderna, Chick-fil-A, and SpaceX have the top-five best reputations in America on the 2021 Axios-Harris Poll 100 list.
AT&T’s WarnerMedia and Discovery Inc. Creating Standalone Company by Combining Operations to Form New Global Leader in Entertainment
AT&T Inc. and Discovery Inc. on May 17 announced a definitive agreement to combine WarnerMedia’s premium entertainment, sports, and news assets with Discovery’s leading nonfiction and international entertainment and sports businesses to create a premier, standalone global entertainment company. Under the terms of the agreement, which is structured as an all-stock, Reverse Morris Trust transaction, AT&T would receive $43 billion (subject to adjustment) in a combination of cash, debt securities, and WarnerMedia’s retention of certain debt, and AT&T’s shareholders would receive stock representing 71% of the new company; Discovery shareholders would own 29% of the new company.
The economic recovery in the U.S. will continue for the rest of 2021, say the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in the Spring 2021 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations for the remainder of 2021 have strengthened somewhat, compared to December 2020, as there is hope that the corner has been turned on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; both manufacturing and services sectors are signaling expansion.
Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Transformative Mega Trends in the U.S. through 2030, examines the complex intersections of social, education, work, political, economic, and urbanization trends set to converge in the next decade. Social trends will be the biggest drivers of disruption, including the evolution of millennials, the rise of Gen Z, growth of the elderly demographic, expanding Hispanic and Asian populations, and income divides. While the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate, it is set to remain positive throughout the remainder of the decade.
U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hotels, Best Cruise Lines, and Best Travel Rewards Programs, on May 18 released its annual rankings of the Best Vacation Destinations. The new rankings highlight the World’s Best Places to Visit, as well as region-specific lists like the Best Places to Visit in the USA and niche lists like the Best Small Towns to Visit in the USA. In addition to these legacy rankings, new lists include the Best Weekend Getaways in the South, the Best Weekend Getaways in the Midwest, and the Best Mountain Towns to Visit in the USA.
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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.