PR Newswire Broadcast Minute for Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009
Even with slower hiring predicted for 2009, 19 percent of workers sayfinding a new job is on their list of New Year's resolutions. Nineteen percentof workers also plan to leave their current job before the end of the year,according to a recent survey by CareerBuilder.com. The survey included morethan 8,800 workers. Six-in-ten workers say the economy and the tightening jobmarket are not deterring them from plans to change jobs. The top reason forleaving: Better pay and/or career advancement opportunities.
'Politics on Film' Launched; DC Political Film Festival to Provide AnnualShowcase
The inaugural Politics on Film is scheduled to take place in May, and thehttp://www.politicsonfilm.com is now accepting film submissions. Politics onFilm is the nation's first juried film festival with a mission to highlightpolitical film broadly, providing a platform for filmmakers who focus ongovernment, the electoral process, or pressing public policy issues. Thefestival will award prizes in four categories: feature film, documentary film,international film, and political advertising. The festival is a project ofthe Washington Political Film Foundation. Film submissions are open throughMarch 13.
Preterm Births Rise 36 Percent Since Early 1980s
Nearly 543,000 babies were born too soon in 2006, according to a newreport from the National Center for Health Statistics. The nation's pretermbirth rate (birth before 37 completed weeks gestation) rose to 12.8 percent in2006. That's up 36 percent since the early 1980s. Most of the increase isattributed to the growing number of late preterm infants (those born at 34 to36 weeks gestation), which increased 25 percent since 1990. Preterm birth isthe leading cause of death in the first month of life and a contributing causein more than a third of all infant deaths.
Morningstar Names Warren Buffett 2008 CEO of the Year
Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research, hasnamed Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway as its 2008 CEO of the Year.Morningstar's annual award recognizes a chief executive who exhibits exemplarycorporate stewardship, demonstrates independent thinking, creates lastingvalue for shareholders, and has put his or her stamp on an industry. BerkshireHathaway is a holding company that owns more than 70 businesses. It owns largeequity stakes in Coca-Cola, Wells Fargo, Proctor & Gamble, BurlingtonNorthern, and American Express.
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