On PR Newswire: Worst Drivers Named; J&J Gets Approval for Booster; Mayors to Attend Climate Conference

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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Annual Report of Best and Worst Drivers Finds Iowa and North Dakota Are the Worst Driving States in the Nation

QuoteWizard, a LendingTree company, and one of the nation’s leading online insurance marketplaces, today (Oct. 21) released their annual report on the best and worst driving states.  QuoteWizard sets out each year to see which states have the worst drivers in America.  It analyzed data from 2 million car insurance quotes from drivers across the country.  It evaluated states on four factors to determine overall driver quality and took a composite ranking of overall incidents.


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U.S. CDC Advisory Committee Unanimously Recommends Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine as a Booster for All Eligible Individuals Who Receive Authorized COVID-19 Vaccines

Johnson & Johnson today (Oct. 21) announced that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), has recommended its COVID-19 vaccine as a booster for all eligible individuals who receive an authorized COVID-19 vaccine.


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Delegation of American Mayors to Attend UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow

Today (Oct. 25), U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley announced the organization’s bipartisan delegation to COP26, the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland next month.  Members include New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell; Des Moines (Iowa) Mayor Frank Cownie; Burnsville (Minn.) Mayor Elizabeth Kautz (USCM past president); St. Petersburg (Fla.) Mayor Rick Kriseman; Miami Mayor Francis Suarez (USCM vice president); and Tom Cochran, USCM CEO and executive director.


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U.S. News Announces 2022 Best Global Universities Rankings

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, today (Oct. 26) published the 2022 edition of the Best Global Universities rankings.  The new edition evaluates more than 1,700 schools in the overall ranking – up from nearly 1,500 last year – on academic research and reputation.


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IBM Report Reveals Potential Rebound for Travel and Event Spending, End of Traditional Shopping Season

According to the findings of a new global consumer study released by IBM’s Institute for Business Value (IBV), respondents are feeling slightly more festive for the 2021 holiday season than they were in 2020, and are reporting higher household budget allocation for travel and local activities.  However, the survey suggests COVID-19 pandemic-related concerns are hindering the return of the traditional shopping season.

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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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