Do you know what is the second most popular sport in the U.S. after the NFL? Do you know what sport is broadcasted in over 150 countries? Soccer? Nope, Nascar. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing also known as NASCAR was founded in 1948 by Bill France, and now it is an organization that features hundreds of races every year in and around the United States.
He also has had endorsing deals with companies including: General Motors, General Mills, Buick, Titleist, American Express, and Accenture. His Buick endorsement was reportedly for over $40 million. With his prize money and endorsement checks, Tiger Woods became one of the most paid athletes in the world earning more then $220 million in 10 years of being a professional golfer. Tiger Woods has many career achievements. He has 16 major championships and 61 PGA TOUR wins, 7 of them consecutive and 9 of them in one year.
Geico and Allstate are two of the more recognized car insurance companies in America. Each year they spend millions of dollars are spent on print, television and internet advertising in an attempt to lure you into one of their car insurance policies. Have you fallen for their advertising tactics? Are you a current customer of GEICO or Allstate? If so, why did you move your auto insurance business to one company over the other?
In the latter years of production, the Model T was available for as little as $260.00. Inflation adjusted for today, the price of a Model T was approximately $3,400.00. This allowed much of the population of the United States to buy a brand new car that they could depend on for thousands of miles. In addition to making the Model T affordable to the majority of Americans, Ford also increased the means of his workers to buy the car that they built. Henry Ford instituted a forty-hour workweek, with the minimum salary being five dollars per day.
Babe Ruth was paid an astounding $80,000 per year in the late 1920's, but most players made a tiny fraction of that amount. The average in 1920 was $5000. Most professional baseball players of that era had an off-season job, like selling cars or insurance, and it wasn't unusual that they made as much or more income from these occupations. In professional football, the earliest teams were being run on a comparative shoestring budget, with players paid as little as $100 to $300 a game. Players were often traded or sold to other teams for a similar sum.
Fast Food Epidemic: America has become the most obese nation in the world. Nearly 100 million Americans have become either overweight or obese. That is more than 60 percent of all U.S. adults. Since the 1980s, the total of over weight Americans has doubled (Spurlock, 2004). Obesity is now only second to smoking that is a major cause of preventable death in Americans which causes more than 400,000 deaths per year.
Credible Information Debate against Wikipedia Sarah Palin July 30, 2012 Credible Information Debate against Wikipedia Hate it or love it, Wikipedia is still one of most accessed and popular websites. At the end of 2011, after approximately a decade of production, Wikipedia supports 3.8 million articles in English and well over twenty million articles in all languages, and it produces and hosts content that four hundreds of millions of readers view each month. (Wikipedia, 2012) “Wikipedia as the fifth or sixth most visited website in the United States, behind Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, YouTube, and, perhaps, eBay. In most countries with unrestricted and developed Internet sectors, Wikipedia ranks among the top ten websites visited by households.” (Greenstein & Feng, May 2012) There have been a number of studies on how reliable
Jeffrey Ho Bendshadler English 50 1 March 2009 False Sense of Prosperity Due to the booming economy of postwar America during the 1950s and early 1960s, most Americans were living the American dream. “By 1960, per capita income was over $1800, $500 more than it had been in 1945.” (Brinkley, 790). The sales of private homes and automobiles increased dramatically; suburbs expansion grew rapidly; the widespread of technological advances lead many Americans to believe that prosperity was widely distributed. However, most people failed to recognize that more than 20 percent of the nation’s population was living below the poverty line. The population that was living in poverty was virtually hopeless; it was practically
From 1998 through 2012, the gun rights lobby spent $75 million making its case in Washington; in 2012 alone, it spent $5.6 million. The NRA accounted for more than half of the 2012 number, or $2.9 million, but over the years other groups -- such as Gun Owners of America and the National Shooting Sports Foundation -- have also made significant lobbying expenditures. And gun control groups? They spent just $240,000 lobbying in 2012. (Gun Control vs.
2, 100 stations out of 11, 000 American stations changed hands in 1996; this number increased to 4000 by 2005. The 1996 act also led to an emergence of radio giants such as Cumulus Media, Viacom, ABC Radio and Clear Channel, which owns over 1, 200 stations including Clear Channel Outdoor and Clear Channel Entertainment. In 2003, Clear Channel and Viacom, jointly, controlled forty two percent of listeners and generated almost forty five percent of revenue within the industry. This results in over seventy six percent of overlapped programming in music and radio charts by the top five radio communication giants. Furthermore, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 resulted in a decrease of local radio.