On PR Newswire: America’s Most Stolen Vehicles; New FDA Sodium Guidance; NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 80
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:
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today (Oct. 12) released its annual Hot Wheels report identifying the top 10 most stolen vehicles in the U.S. in 2020. For the second year in a row, the Ford full-size pick-up was the model most targeted by thieves, followed by the Chevrolet full-size pick-up, which supplanted the formerly second-place Honda Civic.
NOW That’s What I Call Music!, the world’s bestselling multiple-artist album series, showcases today’s biggest hits across chart-topping numbered volumes and themed releases. NOW’s latest numbered volume, NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 80, will be released Oct. 29 on CD and digitally.
‘NOW 80’ features 16 major current hits from today’s hottest artists, including Olivia Rodrigo’s “good 4 u,” Dua Lipa’s “Love Again,” Maneskin’s “Beggin’,” Polo G’s “Rapstar,” tracks from Doja Cat & The Weeknd, Billie Eillish, Post Malone, Maroon 5, and more. Each numeric NOW release also features “NOW Presents What’s Next” bonus tracks, previewing tomorrow’s biggest hits; NOW 80 features 5 hot new tracks from Bleu, New Dialogue, Weston Estate, Mills, and Ben Barnes.
United today (Oct. 7) announced that it will fly its biggest domestic schedule since the start of the pandemic to meet an expected surge in holiday travel, with an emphasis on connecting the Midwest to warm-weather cities like Las Vegas and Orlando as well as offering nearly 70 daily flights to ski destinations, including new service between Orange County and Aspen.
“We’re seeing a lot of pent-up demand in our data and are offering a December schedule that centers on the two things people want most for the holidays: warm sunshine and fresh snow,” said Ankit Gupta, vice president of network planning and scheduling at United. “We know families and friends are eager to reunite this holiday season, which is why we’re thrilled to add new flights that will help them connect and celebrate together.”
To Improve Nutrition and Reduce the Burden of Disease, FDA Issues Food Industry Guidance for Voluntarily Reducing Sodium in Processed and Packaged Foods
A cornerstone of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s public health mission is to reduce the burden of chronic disease through improved nutrition. As a nation, we are facing a growing epidemic of preventable, diet-related conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity, and the agency’s work in this area has become even more urgent. For these reasons, we’re taking a critical step to further address preventable diet-related chronic diseases and advance health equity that we hope will become one of the most significant public health nutrition interventions in a generation.
Today (Oct. 13), the FDA is issuing a final guidance, “Voluntary Sodium Reduction Goals: Target Mean and Upper Bound Concentrations for Sodium in Commercially Processed, Packaged, and Prepared Foods,” which provides voluntary short-term sodium reduction targets for food manufacturers, chain restaurants, and food service operators for 163 categories of processed, packaged, and prepared foods.
Strong Rebound in India Lifts Global Consumer Confidence to Record High in Q3 – But Optimism is Down in Other Key Markets Amid Delta Variant Surge
Global consumer confidence advanced to another record high in the third quarter of 2021, according to The Conference Board Global Consumer Confidence Survey. However, Q3’s gains were fueled largely by a powerful rebound in India — the first country crippled by the Delta wave earlier this year — and belied decreases in other major economies where the highly infectious viral variant impacted growth.
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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.