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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:

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IBM and CEO Arvind Krishna Welcome President Biden to Poughkeepsie Site, Company Plans to Invest $20 billion in the Hudson Valley Region Over 10 Years

Today (Oct. 6) U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and IBM Chairman and CEO Arvind Krishna will tour IBM’s Poughkeepsie, N.Y. site to see firsthand where the future of computing is being innovated, designed and manufactured.  During the visit, IBM will announce a plan to invest $20 billion across the Hudson Valley region over the next 10 years.  The goal of the investments, which will be strengthened by close collaboration with New York State, is to expand the vibrant technology ecosystem in New York to unlock new discoveries and opportunities in semiconductors, computers, hybrid cloud, artificial intelligence and quantum computers.

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Toxic Beauty Standards Are Causing a Public Health Crisis That Cost the U.S. Economy More Than $501 Billion Annually, New Dove Study Finds

Today, the Dove Self-Esteem Project released “The Real Cost of Beauty Ideals” report – the most comprehensive assessment ever conducted on the pervasive and damaging impact of beauty standards on the U.S. economy and society.  The report explores the impact of harmful beauty ideals through dual pathways of body dissatisfaction and appearance-based discrimination, which has led to a silent public health threat that disproportionally impacts women and girls starting as young as 10 years old.

Findings provide overwhelming evidence that racist and gendered beauty standards have a devastating impact on both the economy and wellbeing of individuals. This groundbreaking study estimates toxic beauty ideals cost the U.S. economy $305B due to body dissatisfaction and $501B due to appearance-based discrimination in 2019.

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Black Knight: Home Prices Down Again in August with Average Home Nationally Now 2% Off June Peak; Inventory Growth Stalls as Sellers Step Back

Today (Oct. 3), the data & analytics division of Black Knight Inc. released its latest Mortgage Monitor Report, based upon the company’s industry-leading mortgage, real estate and public records datasets.  With all eyes on the housing market, the most recent data from the Black Knight Home Price Index showed that home prices declined for a second consecutive month in August.  As Black Knight Data & Analytics President Ben Graboske explains, July and August’s month-over-month declines mark the sharpest contractions seen in more than 13 years.

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Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz Honored Alongside His Beloved Characters with New Forever Stamps

The U.S. Postal Service recognized the centennial birth of cartoonist Charles M. Schulz with a first-day-of-issue ceremony, unveiling a pane of 20 new Forever stamps at the Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center today (Sept. 30).

“The joy of ‘Peanuts’ — matched with the joy of sending and receiving mail — is a wonderful way to commemorate Sparky’s life and the happiness his comic strip continues to bring to the world. From holiday mail to personal collections, we hope these stamps brighten the lives of ‘Peanuts’ fans and stamp collectors alike,” said Jean Schulz, widow of Schulz, referring to the cartoonist by his nickname.

Fathom Events - Bram Stoker's Dracula October 2022 screenings poster

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Fathom Events Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Classic Horror Film ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’

A devastatingly seductive Transylvanian prince (Gary Oldman) travels from Eastern Europe to 19th century London in search of human love.  After centuries alone in his crumbling castle, Dracula’s taste for humanity has grown bold with desire, drawing him out of seclusion.  When the charismatic Dracula meets Mina (Winona Ryder), a young woman who appears as the reincarnation of his lost love, the two embark on a journey of romantic passion and horror.  This classic horror film, directed by Academy Award-winner Francis Ford Coppola with a screenplay by James V. Hart opened at number one, setting a November record in 1992 of over $30 million.  The film would go on to win three Academy Awards and grossed over $215 million worldwide.

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