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Weekly Recap: 13 Press Releases You Might Have Missed
Friday, June 21, 2024

A roundup of the most newsworthy press releases from PR Newswire this week, including Americans' vacation deprivation, summer safety tips for your pets and the "Best Value Colleges" of 2024.

NEW YORK, June 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists and consumers stay on top of the week's most newsworthy and popular releases, here's a recap of some major stories from the week that shouldn't be missed.

The list below includes the headline (with a link to the full text) and an excerpt from each story. Click on the press release headlines to access accompanying multimedia assets that are available for download.

    1. Expedia Report Finds Americans Win the Gold Medal for Taking Fewest
       Vacation Days in the WorldExpedia's report has been analyzing time-off
       trends around the world for 24 years, and while American vacation
       deprivation (defined as the feeling of not having enough time off) has
       now hit an 11-year high at 65%, rates are down in many other parts of the
       world. It's clear working adults in the U.S. could benefit from adopting
       some of the time-off strategies and attitudes in other countries.

    2. Talkiatry Secures $130M Series C Funding to Mainstream Value-Based
       Behavioral Health CareThe Series C investment will fuel Talkiatry's
       continued expansion of its value-based care model for behavioral health,
       reducing total cost of care, improving health outcomes, and producing
       real savings for patients, health plans, and health system or provider
       group partners.

    3. Two beluga whales rescued from Ukrainian aquarium evacuated to Spain"The
       belugas' health and safety was our top priority, and these were
       challenging conditions, including rough roads, rising temperatures and
       the inherent risks of being in an active war zone," said Keith Yip,
       Animal Care Specialist, SeaWorld. "The Ukrainian caregivers were very
       brave, and the whole team involved did everything possible to provide the
       belugas comfort and safety during the evacuation to Valencia."

    4. Instacart Makes YouTube Ads Shoppable for CPG BrandsClorox and Publicis
       Media are among Instacart's first partners to pilot the capability. Pilot
       partners' shoppable video campaigns on YouTube will leverage Instacart's
       first-party data to identify and reach high-intent consumers, and receive
       closed-loop measurement. Viewers can click directly from these YouTube
       ads to an Instacart product page to purchase the featured items for
       same-day delivery.

    5. PSA: Petco Chief Veterinarian Offers Summer Safety Tips"From navigating
       extreme heat and wildlife dangers to managing pet anxiety due to summer
       parties and fireworks, pet parents can prepare their pets, homes and
       routines in advance to set their furry family members up for success
       throughout the season and beyond," said Petco's Chief Veterinarian, Dr.
       Whitney Miller, DVM, MBA, DACVPM.

    6. Boom Supersonic Completes Construction of Overture SuperfactoryLocated at
       the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina,
       the Overture Superfactory is the first supersonic airliner factory in the
       United States. Overture is Boom's supersonic airliner, capable of flying
       twice as fast as today's commercial planes on up to 100% sustainable
       aviation fuel (SAF).

    7. 'Functional Unemployment' Jumps Nearly Half Percentage Point in May, Says
       Ludwig Institute"Even with cooling inflation, workers in lower-wage jobs
       are still fighting for economic survival," said LISEP Chairman Gene
       Ludwig. "And while headline statistics still indicate a robust economy,
       this month's TRU seems to better reflect the challenges everyday
       Americans are experiencing."

    8. DiGiorno® Teams Up with Marvel Studios' DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE to
       Introduce Chaotic Good Pizza This SummerWhat does crazy taste like?
       Cheesy. Spicy. Saucy. Wildly inappropriate - these pies come in four
       completely collectable, droolworthy DiGiorno® Classic Crust Pizza

    9. The Princeton Review Has Released its "Best Value Colleges" for 2024:
       Rankings Name Schools in Seven CategoriesThe Best Value Colleges for 2024
       names 209 schools as "Best Values" and recognizes top schools for various
       distinctions in seven ranking list categories. The school selections and
       tallies of the ranking lists are based on more than 40 data points that
       cover academics, affordability, and career outcomes of graduates.

    10. Target to Roll Out Transformative GenAI Technology to its Store Team
        Members ChainwideThe tool, called Store Companion, is a GenAI-powered
        chatbot designed by Target that can answer on-the-job process questions,
        coach new team members, support store operations management and more.

    11. FOX Announces TIME as its First Publishing Partner on Verify ProtocolFOX
        released Verify on the public Polygon Proof-of-Stake (PoS) network in
        January 2024 to establish the origin and history of original journalism
        by cryptographically signing individual pieces of content on the
        blockchain, which in turn allows this content to be independently
        verified by consumers as originating from the trusted publisher they
        expect, using the Verify tool.

    12. Primo Water and BlueTriton Agree to Merge, Creating a Leading North
        American Pure-Play Healthy Hydration CompanyJoey Bergstein, Chief
        Executive Officer of BlueTriton, said, "The combination of BlueTriton
        and Primo Water enables our iconic, trusted brands, many with over 100
        years of rich heritage, to further expand distribution and reach a
        broader base of customers with healthy hydration solutions."

    13. NASA Selects Lockheed Martin to Build Next-Gen Spacecraft for NOAAThis
        cost-plus-award-fee contract is valued at approximately $2.27 billion.
        It includes the development of three spacecraft as well as four options
        for additional spacecraft.

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