Bank of America Merrill Lynch Study Finds Employers Offering Financial Wellness Programs Becoming the New Normal


Dateline City: NEW YORK Sense of Responsibility for Employees’ Financial Well-being Driving Companies to Broaden Financial Educational Offering and Increase Accessibility The vast majority of companies (83 percent) today feel a sense of responsibility for the financial wellness of their employees, impacting the benefits, resources Read more [...]

Merrill Lynch Study Finds New Freedoms Help Two-thirds of Retirees Live in the Best Home of Their Lives


Dateline City: NEW YORK Research Reveals Majority of Retirees Likely to Move at Least Once During Retirement, With 30 Percent Moving into Larger Homes Sixty-five percent of retirees say they are living in the best homes of their lives, according to a new Merrill Lynch study conducted in partnership with Age Wave. With newfound freedom from Read more [...]

Early consumption may prevent peanut allergy, new study suggests


(CNN)Parents who have children with food allergies know all too well about the headaches in keeping their lives "nut-free." But a new study suggests that peanut allergy can be prevented at a young age by embracing peanuts, not avoiding them. Eating peanut products as a baby significantly reduces the risk of developing the allergy by 80% in high-risk infants, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests. Peanuts are one of the leading causes of food allergy reaction and can be fatal. An Read more [...]

Bank of America and Social Finance Inc. Study Reveals Potential to Expand Services for Military Veterans Through Innovative Pay for Success Programs


Dateline City: NEW YORK New Research Identifies Opportunities to Increase Funding and Collaboration to Scale Effective Services That Measurably Improve the Lives of Veterans and Their Families Bank of America today announced the results of a first-of-its-kind study exploring opportunities to use pay-for-success (PFS) programs and other Read more [...]

Increased Fears About Environment, but Little Change in Consumer Behavior, According to New National Geographic/GlobeScan Study


WASHINGTON (Sept. 26, 2014)—A new global analysis released today by the National Geographic Society and GlobeScan finds that concern about environmental problems has increased in most countries surveyed, and that more people now expect global warming will negatively affect them during their lifetime than in 2012. Despite this, National Geographic’s Greendex, a comprehensive measure of consumer behavior in 65 areas related to housing, transportation, food and consumer goods, shows that sustainable Read more [...]

Merrill Lynch Study Finds Health Is the Cornerstone of a Happy Retirement, and Greatest Financial Worry


Dateline City: NEW YORK Research Explores Three Major Forces Redefining Retirement Planning – Empowered Health Care Consumers, Potential Rise in Chronic Disease, and the Cost of Longevity New Merrill Lynch research, conducted in partnership with Age Wave, finds that 81 percent of retirees cite health as the most important ingredient Read more [...]

New Study Finds Bank of America Chicago Marathon Delivers More Than $253 Million in Business Activity


Dateline City: CHICAGO 2013 Chicago Marathon Provided the Equivalent of 1,742 Full-time Jobs Bank of America announced today that the Bank of America Chicago Marathon continues to be a key economic driver and contributes an estimated $ 253.49 million in total business activity to the Chicago economy, according to a new economic impact report. Read more [...]