PR Newswire Broadcast Minute for Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Americans Rank Health Care Near the Top of Their Economic Woes, New Poll Finds

Health care costs rank among Americans' top personal economic problems, and their struggles to deal with those costs have affected both their financial well-being and their family's health care, a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds. Conducted by the Foundation's public opinion researchers, the April poll probes into the economic concerns facing Americans and the ways they have dealt with the cost of health care.

Across a series of economic concerns, health care costs rank near the top. Nearly three in 10 Americans (28 percent) report that they or their families have had a serious problem paying for health care and health insurance as a result of recent changes in the economy, behind paying for gas (44 percent) and about tied with getting a good-paying job or raise in pay (29 percent). Smaller shares report serious problems paying their rent or mortgage (19 percent), dealing with credit card or other personal debt (18 percent), paying for food (18 percent) or losing money in the stock market (16 percent).

USA TODAY Remains Top-Selling Newspaper in the United States

USA TODAY remains the top-selling newspaper in the United States, according to the latest Audit Bureau of Circulation report. USA TODAY's daily circulation was up 0.27% to 2,284,219 for the period ending March 31, 2008. USA TODAY is the only newspaper of the top 25 daily newspapers in the U.S. to have an increase in print circulation.

Over the last 12 months, third party sales and copies purchased by hotel guests are up nearly 5%. Registered college student copies also grew year over year, up nearly 2%. Names Top 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000 Versatile, Technology-Filled Vehicles Lead in Growing Entry-Level Segment

The expert editors at Kelley Blue Book's (, the leading provider of new- and used-vehicle information, today announce their picks for the Top 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000. The vehicles that made Kelley Blue Book's 2008 list of Top 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000 -- typically a gas-sipping bunch -- arguably are cooler than they have ever been. More fun, more practical and more amenity-laden than ever before, today's entry-level vehicles deliver more than simply affordable and efficient transportation.

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