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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:

Albert Pujols at bat

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Major League Baseball’s 2022 Season Airs Nationwide on SiriusXM

SiriusXM will again provide the most comprehensive national audio coverage available for the 2022 Major League Baseball season, offering subscribers access to live play-by-play of every regular season and postseason game, as well as 24/7 news, talk and analysis on the exclusive MLB Network Radio channel. MLB programming on SiriusXM, including live game broadcasts and the MLB Network Radio channel, is available to subscribers nationwide on SiriusXM radios, the SXM App, and with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant or however they stream at home. Streaming access is included with all of SiriusXM’s trials and most popular plans.

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Sex Pistols: The Original Recordings

For the first time in over 20 years, 20 of the Sex Pistol’s recordings from 1976 to 1978 are collected together to tell the story of one of the world’s most influential and extraordinary bands. The Sex Pistols: The Original Recordings covers a historic period when the band was rarely out of the news or the charts and will be available on double vinyl and CD, as well as limited edition double transparent green vinyl and collectors’ cassettes.

The collection soundtracks the period and features key singles “Anarchy In The UK,” “God Save The Queen,” “Pretty Vacant” and “Holidays In The Sun,” essential tracks from Never Mind The Bollocks, further originals and covers from The Great Rock & Roll Swindle soundtrack album and some essential B- sides in “I Wanna Be Me” (the flipside of “Anarchy…”), “Satellite” (the b-side of  “Holidays In The Sun”) and “Did You No Wrong” (from “God Save The Queen”).

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IBM Study Finds Broad Differences in Geographical, Generational Impact of Financial Fraud and Attitudes Toward Financial Institutions

According to a new report commissioned by IBM, geographies and generations differ greatly in the frequency and impact of financial fraud, as well as their attitudes toward fraud detection and the institutions responsible for protecting them from bad actors. The 2022 IBM Global Financial Fraud Impact Report also found that as global consumers have moved nearly exclusively to credit card and digital payments, U.S. citizens have been victimized more regularly than all other countries surveyed in the report, costing American consumers an average of $265 per year in fraudulent financial charges made by unauthorized third parties.

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Bad Driving Has Americans on Edge

The roadways changed drastically at the onset of the pandemic. Even with fewer drivers on the road, traffic deaths have soared throughout the pandemic. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, despite miles driven declining by 11%, there was a 6.8% increase in fatalities from motor vehicle crashes in 2020. The problem continued to get worse as people returned to the roadways with fatalities increasing 12% through the first nine months of 2021. Despite a decrease in miles driven, accidents are likely to be more severe — even fatal — from reckless driving behaviors like speeding or not wearing a seatbelt.

A new study from Nationwide found drivers are practicing poor driving behavior despite fears of others driving dangerously. Drivers say the road is considerably more dangerous today than before the pandemic, with half saying that driving is more stressful.

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No Cause for Complacency as the Russia-Ukraine Conflict Modestly Dents Global Economic Growth, Report Says

After a healthy start to 2022, the Russia-Ukraine conflict’s global macroeconomic effects, for now, seem moderate, but risks are clearly on the downside, according to “Global Economic Outlook Q2 2022: No Cause For Complacency as the Russia-Ukraine Conflict Modestly Dents Growth,” published today (March 31). The conflict will influence direct trade effects, energy and commodity prices, confidence, and policy responses, particularly in China. “We have lowered our GDP growth forecast to 3.6% globally, 3.2% in the U.S., and 3.3% in the eurozone,” said S&P Global Chief Economist Paul Gruenwald. “We think China’s policy response will keep growth stable at around 5%.”

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Larry Grady is an 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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