On PR Newswire: Keeping Dogs Safe in Heat; 90% of Movie Theaters Now Open; Pending Home Sales Fall

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:


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ASPCA Shares Lifesaving Tips to Keep Pets Safe as Above-Average Temperatures are Predicted Throughout Summer

As many regions across the country continue to experience historically high temperatures, the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is reminding pet owners that hot weather conditions can be particularly dangerous for pets.  With temperatures expected to be above average throughout the summer, the ASPCA is providing the below safety tips to keep pets healthy over the next few months.


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Comscore Box Office Figures Show Nearly 90% of Movie Theaters Are Now Open Worldwide

The latest box office figures from Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, demonstrate another key milestone for the movies industry, as nearly 90% of movie theater locations are now open globally for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.  The near-total reopening of theaters coincides with the launch of summer blockbuster season, fueling optimism for the movies industry as exhibitors focus on providing a safe moviegoing experience.


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Redfin Reports Pending Sales Slide as New Listings Reach Pre-Pandemic Levels

The U.S. housing market lost more steam as summer began, with pending sales continuing their slide and the number of homes for sale slowly growing, according to a new report from Redfin (redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage.


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Amtrak to Transform Rail Travel with $7.3 Billion Investment in State-of-the-Art Equipment

Amtrak is contracting with California-based Siemens Mobility Inc. to manufacture a new fleet of up to 83 multi-powered modern trains that will be leveraged for state and northeast services, with further options for up to 130 additional trains to support Amtrak growth plans.  The new fleet will offer modern rail amenities that better serve Amtrak customers.


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Empire State Building Partners with Macy’s for 4th of July Fireworks Live from New York City

The Empire State Building (ESB) partnered with Macy’s for the second consecutive year for the nation’s largest Independence Day celebration, the 45th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks.  This year’s show surpassed last year with 65,000 shells launched from five barges in the East River, as well as from the world’s most famous building in the heart of New York City.

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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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