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A big question complicating the climate debate: Where's the money for poor people?

In early 2015, Democratic members of the state Assembly huddled in a Cal State Sacramento conference room to hear Mary Nichols, chair of the powerful Air Resources Board, explain how her agency handles the billions of dollars collected from California’s marquee program to fight climate change. ...

Economic Statistics for 18 Aug 16

The Philadelphia Fed survey went positive, rising from-2.9 to 2.0 in August. The Conference Board’s Index of Leading Indicators for August rose 0.4%. Initial weekly jobless claims fell 4,000 to 262,000. The 4-week average rose 2,500 to 265,250. Continuing claims rose 15,000 to 2.175 million. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose 1.8 points to 43.6 […]

Against North Carolina's HB2 Law: Mental Health And Discrimination Cannot Co-Exist

This past May, the board of directors of Grantmakers in Health (GIH) decided to relocate the organization's 2017 Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy from Charlotte, North Carolina, to another city. This difficult decision was made...Show More Summary

Study: Companies Not Likely to Offer Pay Raises in 2017

New data from the Conference Board suggests that firms will only raise their compensation budgets by the median of 3 percent in 2017 -- the same rate as in the past six years.

Big Miss on US GDP; What to Watch If Things Are Heading South

As Brian Schaitkin at the Conference Board noted, it does appear that the "growth trend of the American economy seems on a path of dropping off significantly from its assumed 2% growth trend." We can see this by looking at the year-over-year change in the Conference Board's...

Peter Thiel Cancels Appearance at Fascist Conference

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Peter Thiel, the gay tech billionaire, Facebook board member, and desperately thirsty speaker at the Republican National Convention, pulled out of his speech at a nightmarish neo-fascist conference in September after we highlighted his planned appear… Read The post Peter Thiel Cancels Appearance at Fascist Conference appeared first on Towleroad.

Marketing Peanuts to Millennials

Southern Peanut Growers Executive Director Leslie Wagner and National Peanut Board Senior VP of Marketing Ryan Lepicier teamed up at the opening session of the 18th Southern Peanut Growers Conference to talk about what they are doing to market peanuts to the important millennial generation. Show More Summary

Here comes consumer confidence...

The Conference Board's latest reading for consumer confidence will cross the wires at 10 a.m. ET. Economists forecast that the consumer confidence index slipped to 96 in July. Last month, the index improved to 98, above expectations of 93.5. Refresh this page for updates at 10 a.m. Show More Summary

Satisfaction With Traditional Jobs at 10 Year High - Still Well Below Independent Worker Satisfaction Levels

The Wall Street Journal's Job Satisfaction Hits a 10-Year High—But It’s Still Below 50% covers the results from The Conference Board's annual job satisfaction survey. As the chart on the left below from the WSJ article shows, just under half...

Economic Statistics for 21 Jul 16

Existing home sales rose 1.1% in June, to a solid 5.570 million annual rate. Sales are up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. The Conference Board’s Index of leading Economic Indicators rose 0.3% in June. The Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey fell from 4.7 to -2.9 in July. The Chicago Fed National Activity Index rose from -0.51 […]

ICS Conference to Focus on Shipping Agenda

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will focus clearly on its core agenda this year, with experts from key areas of industry across the board speaking at

Was Taylor Swift’s Olympics Theme Rejected In Favor of Katy Perry’s 'Rise'?

If I’m interpreting a [fairly obvious] item from Blind Gossip correctly, a battle between sworn nemeses Katy Perry and Taylor Swift may have been quietly raging in board rooms and conference calls inside 30 Rockefeller Center as the current one involving Kimye took over the headlines. Read more...

Big 12 commissioner to evaluate potential expansion candidates

The Big 12 appears to be moving closer to conference expansion. Oklahoma president Dave Boren, chairman of the Big 12 board of directors, said the group asked Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to evaluate potential expansion candidates. “We’re evaluating what expansion to the league might contribute,” Boren...

Border Crossing: 5 Ways to Move Church Voting Beyond the Status Quo

Church voting should reflect vision, not current reality. If your church’s voting isn’t diverse, your church isn’t diverse. Like many other tribes, my denomination elects regional officers, committees, and boards at conferences during the summer months. Show More Summary

The demand for the larger apartments with baths far exceeds the supply”: Visions of the Past, Thanks to Gutenberg (IX)

As a response to growing labor unrest, in 1916, major corporations decided to create the National Industrial Conference Board to undertake investigations of their own to show how much families needed to live, labor conditions, and the like, from a pro-business perspective. The Wilson administration valued this effort and used it during World War I […]

Consumer Confidence Rebounds in June

The latest Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index was released this morning based on data collected through June 16. The headline number of 98.0, was an increase from the May final reading of 92.4, which is a downward revision from 92.6. Today's number was above the Investing.comforecast of 93.3.

Conference Board: Consumer Confidence Rebounded in June

The Conference Board said that consumer sentiment rebounded in June after falling to a six-month low in May. The Consumer Confidence Index rose from 92.4 in May to 98.0 in...

Young people haven't loved the economy this much since the tech boom

Millennials are taking over the US. Or at least the US economy. Based on the Conference Board's consumer confidence index, the folks at Bespoke Investment Group highlighted that the economic confidence of people under the age of 35 is...Show More Summary

Consumer confidence jumps more than expected

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index improved to 98 in June, much better than expected, and the highest level this year. Economists had forecast that the consumer confidence index rose to 93.5 from a downward-revised print...Show More Summary

Live Repeat of the Highly Rated BCOP Specialty Sessions Originally Presented at HOPA Annual Conference - September 22, 2016, Chicago, IL

Advanced level oncology pharmacists seeking quality educational opportunities to meet their Board Certified Oncology Pharmacy (BCOP) recertification requirements will find the highly rated Conference Programming Specialty Sessions Repeat a great option.

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