PR Newswire Broadcast Minute for Thursday August 7, 2008

Thursday, August 7, 2008 General News
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Comedy Central Announces Multi-Year National Partnership With New YorkComedy Festival: Festival Celebrates Fifth Anniversary With an All-StarLine-Up of Top Comedic Talent

Comedy Central and The New York Comedy Festival have announced they havesigned a multi-year partnership. This new deal provides the Festival for thefirst-time, a national television partner to showcase its prestigious comedyline-up. The Festival, celebrating its Fifth Anniversary, will feature some oftoday's biggest names in comedy for its 2008 roster including Frank Caliendo,Louis C.K., Craig Ferguson, Carlos Mencia, Joel McHale, B.J. Novak, TracyMorgan, Brian Regan, Sarah Silverman, and Katt Williams.

More Than One-Third of Female Workers Say They Are Paid Less Than TheirMale Counterparts With the Same Experience, CareerBuilder-dot-com Survey Finds

While some may say the "glass ceiling" in the office is being shattered,according to a new survey from CareerBuilder-dot-com, the Battle of the Sexescontinues in the workplace. Employers are increasingly introducing programs topromote equality, yet more than one-third of female workers say they feel theyare paid less than their counterparts of the opposite sex with the same skillsand qualifications -- relatively unchanged from thirty-five percent in 2006.Eleven percent of men say they feel they are paid less than their femalecounterparts.

Americans Made Over One Billion Hospital and Doctor Visits in 2006

Patients in the United States made an estimated one point one billionvisits to physician offices and hospital outpatient and emergency departmentsin 2006, an average of four visits per person per year, according to newhealth care statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention. The data come from various components of C-D-C's National Centerfor Health Statistics National Health Care Survey and are featured in a seriesof new National Health Statistics Reports.

Apartments-dot-com National Survey Reveals Renters are Spending More toMove in 2008

As soaring energy and food costs continue to drive up consumerexpenditures around the country, increased moving expenses are no exceptionfor renters looking for a new place to call home this year. In fact, more thanfifty percent of renters said they have either already spent, or anticipatespending more on their move this year compared to years past, according to anational survey by Apartments-dot-com. Fifty-four percent of renters citedprofessional movers and truck rentals as their two biggest expenses. Furniture

followed with seventeen percent and bedding, bath and home goods account fornine percent.

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