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Conference Board Leading Economic Index Increased Again in November

The Latest Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for November is now available. The index rose 0.6 percent to 105.5. October was revised to downward 104.9 percent (2004 = 100). The latest number came in slightly above the 0.5 percent forecast by

Economic Statistics for 18 Dec 14

Markit’s PMI services flash for December fell -2.7 points from the final November reading to 53.6. The Philadelphia Fed Survey fell to a very strong 24.5 in December, from November’s unusually high 40.8. The Conference Board’s index of leading indicators rose 0.6% in December, following November’s 0.9% gain. Initial weekly jobless claims  6,000 to 289,000. […]

"By the end of the century, corporations acknowledged that they had downgraded workers in their..."

“By the end of the century, corporations acknowledged that they had downgraded workers in their calculus of concerns. In the 1980s, a Conference Board survey of corporate executives found that 56 percent agreed that “employees who are...Show More Summary

Networking: Your New Year Cure for the Career Blahs

Another new year is just around the corner. And if you are part of the 15% of workers who a Gallup poll says are underemployed or the 53% of workers who a Conference Board survey says are not satisfied with their current employment,Show More Summary

Leading Economic Indicators Continue to Point to Upbeat Outlook Next Year

The Conference Board said that the Leading Economic Index (LEI) rose 0.6 percent in November, extending the 0.6 percent increaseRead the Rest...

Emanuel opponents to continue elected school board push

Opponents of Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the Chicago Teachers Union and other groups are trying to keep the spotlight on their call for an elected school board with a Wednesday morning a news conference. They will also call on the mayor's hand-picked school board to end costly school borrowing deals.

Use the U.S. LEI for Long-term Stock Market Timing? [PREMIUM]

Referring to “Leading Economic Index and the Stock Market”, a subscriber inquired about using the Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. to generate long-term U.S. stock market timing signals, as follows:   “How about using the LEI in the following fashion? Buy when the LEI rises by 1.0 % from its lowest point More

Drought, Bees Main Topics of Conversation at Almond Conference in Calif.

The Almond Conference is set to get underway this week at the epicenter of one of the worst droughts in U.S. history. The 42nd Annual Almond Conference, hosted by the Almond Board of California, will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center on Dec. Show More Summary

IOC Executive Board meetings over, focus turns to Session vote on Olympic Agenda 2020

At a press conference following the EB meetings, IOC President Thomas Bach compared the anticipation ahead of the vote to an athlete finishing training in preparation for an actual competition. “I feel like an athlete before a final”, said President Bach, who initiated discussions on Olympic Agenda 2020 in mid-2013. Show More Summary

Europe Stock ETFs Rally on ECB Hopes; Jobs Report Augurs Fed Rate Hike

Getty Images Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, vice president Vitor Constancio and Christine Graeff hold a press conference following the monthly ECB board meeting in the new ECB headquaters. on December 4, 2014 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Published Credit: Getty Images Friday’s markets are adorned with signs that investors are buying [...]

The PSNI Historic Enquiries Team is dead; Long live the Legacy Investigations Branch

2 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

There was a clue in the Chief Constable’s speech this morning to the Dignity and Rights conference. Addressing the NI Policing Board this afternoon, George Hamilton outlined how he planned to address his responsibilities for reviewing legacy cases. LEGACY REVIEWS AND INVESTIGATIONS In my October Report, I outlined the effective closure of HET as a more...

Traceability a weak link in Canada

Traceability is a weak link for Canada’s otherwise robust food safety regulatory system, according to a new report from the Conference Board of Canada.

Ferguson Mayor Announces Citizen Review Board for Police Procedures (Full Press Conference)

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles announced a variety of new programs and initiatives bent on making the Ferguson Police Department more representative of and accountable to the Ferguson citizenry, following months of turmoil between the town's African American community and its police force.

NY Times Blasts St. Louis Prosecutor Bob McCulloch

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Most people who watched the press conference given by St. Louis country prosecutor Bob McCulloch likely came away wondering what, exactly, had just happened. As The New York Times editorial board explains, it was a disaster from start...Show More Summary

UMich Confidence Misses By Most In 13 Months

Following the Conference Board's tumble in confidence, Bloomberg's consumer comfort index surged this morning (rather aberrationally) to highs not seen since 2007. However, while UMich consumer confidence rose from last month to its highest since July 2007, it missed expectations by the most since October 2013. Show More Summary

Consumer Confidence Surprises to the Downside

The Latest Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index was released this morning based on data collected through November 13. The headline number of 88.7 was a surprising drop from the revised October final reading of 94.1, a downward revision from 94.5. Today's number was well below the forecast of 95.9.

Conference Board: Consumer Confidence Unexpectedly Fell in November

The Conference Board said that consumer sentiment unexpectedly fell in November. The Consumer Confidence Index was anticipated to build onRead the Rest...

Here Comes Consumer Confidence... (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)

The November reading on consumer confidence from Conference Board is set for release at the top of the hour. Expectations are for the reading to come in at 96, up from 94.5 last month. October's 94.5 was a seven-year high for the index, which jumped sharply from 89.0 in September. Show More Summary

Sustainability Accounting Standards Matter Now: Reflections from ISSP ’14

The 2014 ISSP conference highlighted many standards within the sustainability reporting realm. The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board's budding presence suggests it is gaining traction.

Canada, Ireland Top Food Safety World Ranking

A new, comprehensive report ranks Canada and Ireland as the top countries in food safety performance. The document, produced by The Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for Food in Canada in collaboration with the University of Guelph’s...Show More Summary

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