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Wage Growth Accelerating? By How Much? Total Compensation and the Obamacare Effect

On July 24, the Conference Board asked the question: Is Wage Growth Accelerating? The Board's answer was "All signs point to Yes!" One big question regarding the US economy is whether wage growth is accelerating. You might think that this is a pretty straightforward question to answer, but it’s not. Show More Summary

The Business Case for ESG Investment

The Conference Board’s current issue of Directors Notes makes the business case for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment. Corporate investment in ESG practices has been widely investigated in recent years. Studies show...Show More Summary

Sentiment Measures vs. Retail Spending: Clueless Clues and Random Noise

Economists ShockedEconomists were shocked by the plunge in the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index this morning, well below the any economist's guess in Bloomberg's Econoday Forecast. The consensus estimate was 99.6. The consensus range was 97.0 to 102.0. Show More Summary

AP Fails to Note That Drastic Consumer Confidence Drop Is Worst in Four Years

The Conference Board's July Consumer Confidence report released earlier today threw a heavy dose of cold water on the idea that the economy might finally achieve a broad-based, genuine recovery this year. Despite month after month of "all is well" reporting — and excuse-making when all hasn't been well — from the U.S. Show More Summary

Consumer confidence falls to lowest since September

Conference Board says sentiment rattled by events in Greece and China, along with worries about the job market

Consumer Confidence Falls to Lowest Level Since September

David Goldman/AP By PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level since September. Consumers are worried about the job market and rattled by events in Greece and China. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its index of consumer confidence fell to 90.9 in July from a revised 99.8 in June. Show More Summary

US Economic & Consumer Confidence Plunges To 10-Month Lows As "Hope" Crashes

The Conference Board just reported that US Consumer Confidence, having bounced in June, has collapsed in July (and saw the bounce revised drastically lower). At 90.9, this is the lowest since September 2014 and is below the lowest economist estimate. Show More Summary

Conditions in the US Are Improving, Not Deteriorating

At least that’s what the latest update from The Conference Board says. Released last week, the figures for June suggest that not only is the US economy improving, but it will continue to do so. The Conference Board...

30+ professional events in finance, software, marketing and more

The Mashable Events Board is a great place to list and find leading conferences in your industry, whether it's advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we're highlighting five events that can help move your career forward. Show More Summary

Economic Statistics for 23 Jul 15

The Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Index continues to show deep contraction, though it rose to -7 from -9 in July. The Conference Board’s Index of Leading Indictors rose 0.6% in June, pushed higher by a surge in Housing Permits. The Chicago Fed National Activity Index moved back into positive territory in June, rising from -0.17 to 0.8. […]

China's shoppers may take 10 years to step up

``"Without a substantial intervention, we believe consumption's share of China's economy is unlikely to rise substantially before 2025," The Demand Institute, a non-profit organization operated by The Conference Board and Nielsen, said in a new report.''

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I had the occasion last week to attend a day of ComicCon. If you don’t know it, it is a conference about comics, but also much, much, more. It covers movies and television, games (computers and board), and more. It is also a pop culture phenomenon, where new releases are announced, analysis and discussion occur, […]

"Because it has always been this way"

That's a pretty bad answer to a series of common questions. Why is the format of the board meeting like this? Why do we always structure our annual conference like this? Why is this our policy? Why do we let...        

The Business Community Connection is Vital

Two years ago, I was at Harvard attending the Inner City 100 Conference and listened to a small business owner detail how he'd removed himself from the board of directors of several charities in his area. He unequivocally said that such involvements distracted him from his real job of running his business. Show More Summary

30+ events hosted by New York Times, LinkedIn and more

The Mashable Events Board is a great place to list and find leading conferences in your industry, whether it's advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we're highlighting five events that can help move your career forward. Show More Summary

NBA Players' Union: Adam Silver Is Full Of Crap

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

On Tuesday, in response to a question at a press conference after a Board of Governors meeting, NBA commissioner Adam Silver asserted that a “significant” number of NBA teams were losing money. This mirrored what Silver said at the beginning of the season, which the league repeated two months ago. Read more...

These 7 weird jobs around the world actually exist

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

Most Americans are not happy with their work, according to a 2014 study by nonprofit research group Conference Board. So how about these seven surprisingly weird jobs the world has to offer? 1. In Amsterdam, people fish for bikes full-time The Dutch capital is widely known for its elegant canals and the approximately 2 million bicycles pedaled […]

Top Takeaways from Adam Silver's Board of Governors Press Conference

NBA commissioner Adam Silver addressed media Tuesday at the Wynn Las Vegas following the Association's Board of Governors meeting to speak about the most pressing, salient issues in the game. Most notable in Silver's summertime oration...Show More Summary

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams had a great comment on that fake story that Twitter was sold (TWTR)

The twittersphere went crazy on Tuesday after a fake news story circulated that the company was selling for $31 billion. Shortly afterwards, Twitter board member Evan Williams was on stage at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in...Show More Summary

30+ professional events in startups, professional development, marketing and more

The Mashable Events Board is a great place to list and find leading conferences in your industry, whether it's advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we're highlighting five events that can help move your career forward. Show More Summary

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