Epic Hikes, Housing Affordability and Gun Violence Research | This Week on PR Newswire

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Take a Hike! Lonely Planet’s Newest Release Highlights 50 Epic Hikes of the Americas

Lonely Planet, the digital travel guidance company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, has launched its newest title, Epic Hikes of the Americas. Featuring 50 stories of incredible hiking routes in North and South America, spanning Greenland to Chile, plus a further 150 suggestions, Lonely Planet’s Epic Hikes of the Americas will inspire a lifetime of adventure on foot.

Catch up on the latest outdoors, camping and hiking press releases.

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T. Rowe Price 2022 Midyear Market Outlook: Global and Geopolitical Headwinds Lead Financial Markets To Inflection Point

T. Rowe Price, a global investment management firm and a leader in retirement services, has released its midyear market outlook for 2022. It includes insights from three of the firm’s senior investment executives.

Key takeaways for the second half of 2022 include:

  • The war in Ukraine, COVID-19 lockdowns in China, and central bank monetary tightening are likely to keep the investing environment difficult.
  • In the near term, the war will likely continue to impact global commodity markets, keeping food and gas prices high, but over the longer term, it could accelerate the shift to renewable energy.

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Ad Council Research Institute Finds Healthcare Affordability, Crime, Climate Change, and Women’s Health as the Top Issues Americans Care Most About

The Ad Council Research Institute (ACRI), the research arm of the Ad Council, today (June 22) revealed the findings of their new quarterly issue pulse study in partnership with Morning Consult, examining the most important social, economic and political issues of our current day.

Derrick Feldmann, lead researcher and managing director of ACRI and Ad Council Edge, said, “Our study reflects the increasingly fragile nature of an American’s attention. With so many issues to care about and so much information pulling a consumer’s focus, this pulse check on what people care about and where they are taking action allows us and other purpose-driven marketers to better understand how to reach and empower the general public to make an impact in this ever-changing world.”

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Housing Affordability Hits 15-Year Low as Prices, Mortgage Rates Rise

Ballooning mortgage costs, driven by skyrocketing prices and interest rates, have made mortgages less affordable than at any time since at least 2007. Demand for homes has pulled back in response, easing price growth, slowing sales and boosting inventory, according to the latest market report from Zillow. Mortgage rates have shot up in early June, averaging 5.78% as of Thursday (June 16). A new purchase of a typical U.S. home at that rate would mean monthly mortgage payments of $2,127, that’s 51% higher than a year ago and up 36% year to date.

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Kaiser Permanente Launches New Center for Gun Violence Research and Education

Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated, nonprofit health care provider, has launched a new Center for Gun Violence Research and Education. The goal of the center is to reduce the incidence and impact of gun violence, including intimate partner violence and suicide, in the U.S.  The center will work to address the emotional and psychological trauma related to the aftermath of shootings and will focus on the profound disparate impact that gun violence has had in communities of color.

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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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