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National Football League Launches NFL+

NFL+ – the National Football League’s exclusive video streaming subscription service – officially launches today (July 25). With NFL+, fans can take their game on the go. NFL+ offers access to live out-of-market preseason games, live local and primetime regular season and postseason games (phone & tablet only), live local and national audio for every game, NFL Network shows on-demand, NFL Films archives, and more.

“Today marks an important day in the history of the National Football League with the launch of NFL+,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “The passionate and dedicated football fans are the lifeblood of the NFL, and being able to reach and interact with them across multiple platforms is incredibly important to us.”

U.S. News Reveals the 2022-2023 Best Hospitals

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U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, today (July 26) revealed the 2022-2023 Best Hospitals rankings to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive quality care. Now in its 33rd year, Best Hospitals evaluates hospitals in more than 30 medical and surgical services, including three new cancer ratings: ovarian cancer surgery, prostate cancer surgery and uterine cancer surgery. Also new this year is an expanded set of health equity measures that highlights which hospitals provide more care to low-income patients and which have racial disparities in certain surgical outcomes.

Economic Growth Stagnating as Record Inflation Persists

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Amid record inflation and higher interest rates, expectations for full-year 2022 and 2023 real GDP growth were downgraded in July due to softening consumer spending and a downward revision to business inventory investment data, according to the July 2022 commentary from the Fannie Mae (OTCQB: FNMA) Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group. The ESR Group forecasts real GDP will increase 0.1% in 2022 and decrease 0.4% in 2023, down from the previously predicted 1.2% increase and 0.1% decrease, respectively.

Notably, the ESR Group now expects a recession to begin in the first quarter of 2023, earlier than previously forecast, due to the aggressive monetary policy response required of the Federal Reserve to bring inflation down from its current decade-high levels. By Q4 2022, the ESR Group expects inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, to have moderated to 5.7% on a year-over-year basis, down from the June reading of 9.1%, and then to 1.6% by the end of 2023, below the Fed’s 2% target.

Outdated Mindsets and Degree Stigmas: Cengage Group’s 2022 Employability Report Reveals What’s Really Causing the Talent Crunch

Cengage Employability Survey finds degree requirements and outdated mindsets contribute to talent shortage.

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While U.S. employers say they’re facing a talent crisis that’s threatening their business sustainability and growth, the reality is that employers are contributing to the talent crisis with the majority (62%) requiring degrees for entry-level jobs, and more than a quarter (26%) admitting they do so to “filter the candidate pool” or because “that’s the way it’s always been done.” Exposing this outdated mindset, Cengage Group’s 2022 Employability Report of 1,000 U.S. hiring decision-makers reveals that one of the biggest drivers causing the talent crisis is the skills mismatch between the current workforce and employers’ needs. By requiring a degree and not focusing on a candidate’s skills or experience, employers are substantially shrinking their potential talent pool

Gap’s Back-to-School Campaign, ‘Everyone Belongs,’ Spotlights Real Kids with Unique Abilities and Differences Who Inspire and Embody Inclusion

Polaroids for Gap's back-to-school campaign, “EVERYONE BELONGS”

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Inspiring, inclusive and packed with joy, GapKids’ Fall campaign reminds us that life is brighter when everyone belongs and everyone has a chance to shine. Just ahead of the back-to-school season, Gap celebrates belonging with newly released creative inspired by the children’s book of the same name, Everyone Belongs, by Heather Avis. The campaign features a wide range of real kids of all abilities and special talents, including those of Avis’s own children with Down syndrome.

Beyond the campaign, GapKids is hosting its first-ever digital talent show, encouraging kids across the country to participate and show off their very own talents and skills. There will be a call-to-action for families to upload videos of kids performing their talents to social media, using the hashtag #GapKidsBelong, with a range of participants highlighted on future GapKids channels and campaigns.

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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for over 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.

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