Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Oct 16, 2014
October 16, 2014
I'm a Poll Man:
A new poll puts PRESIDENT OBAMA's approval rating is at the lowest level of his presidency. Just 40-percentof Americans approve of Obama's job performance in a new ABC News/Washington Post survey, the lowest score the poll has recorded since he took office.
His rating is down one point from September. (Pacelli)
I'm a Poll Man, take 2:
If you have $3,650 in a savings account and no debt, you can count yourself among the richest half of the world's population. A new survey from Credit Suisse shows just 20 percent of the adult population holds 94.5% of the world's household wealth --and that could be you.
In fact, The Economist reports if you have $77-grand saved up and no outstanding bills, you're in the wealthiest 10 percent of the world's population. And you'll need $798-thousand dollars to make it into the world's richest one percent.
I'm a Poll Man, take 3:
Forbes magazine's list of top-earning dead celebrities is out, and it's probably no surprise that it's topped by MICHAEL JACKSON, whose estate pulled in $140-million dollars just in the past 12 months. The rest of the list:
10. movie star JAMES DEAN, $7 million
9. (tie): "Dr Suess" author THEODOR GEISEL; chop-sockey star BRUCE LEE, actor STEVE McQUEEN and 1950s pin-up girl BETTIE PAGE, $9 million (each)
8. ALBERT EINSTEIN, $11 million
7. Singer JOHN LENNON, $12 million
6. Actress MARILYN MONROE, $17 million
5. Singer BOB MARLEY, $20 million
4. Actress ELIZABETH TAYLOR, $25 million
3. Cartoonist CHARLES SCHULZ, $40 million
2. Singer ELVIS PRESLEY, $55 million
1. Singer MICHAEL JACKSON, $140 million
I'm a Poll Man, take 4:
The Dallas Cowboys are no longer America's team.
A new Harris poll of more than 25-hundred adults dethroned the Cowboys, who've been at the top for the past six years. Even the Super Bowl winners, the Seattle Seahawks, didn't stake out the number one spot --they were only sixth of the NFL's 32 teams. The top 10 teams in the poll:
10. New Orleans Saints
9. Chicago Bears
8. New England Patriots
7. San Francisco 49ers
6. Seattle Seahawks
5. Pittsburgh Steelers
4. Dallas Cowboys
3. Green Bay Packers
2. NY Giants
1. Denver Broncos
Health and Medical Briefs:
Teen girls are at greater risk for depression than boys. A new study says that's because teen girls experience more relationship-related stress than boys. U-S News and World Report's website says that after assessing and following up with nearly 400 teens, girls had more fights with parents or friends than boys, contributing to their increased stress levels and how long their depressions lasted. (Bartha)
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