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Conference Board: Consumer Confidence at Highest Level Since August 2007

Consumer confidence rose to its highest level since August 2007, just a few months before the start of the GreatRead the Rest...

Only One Of Today's Flood Of Economic Reports Really Matters (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)

The market is freaking out over the slew of negative economic data this morning, but let's be real: that great consumer confidence report is the only one that actually matters. In January, The Conference Board's consumer confidence index surged to 102.9 from 93.1 a month ago, way above expectations for a reading of 95.5. Show More Summary


The consumer is confident. The Conference Board's consumer confidence index surged to 102.9 in January from 93.1 a month ago. This was much stronger than the 95.5 expected by economist. Click Here For Live Updates » Join the conversation about this story »

94% of Leading Economic Indicators Showing Positive Growth for the U.S.

There are many opinions and forecasts on this matter, but the best way to objectively answer this question is by closely tracking a wide range of leading economic indicators (LEIs). Take, for example, the Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index, which often provides...

America Should Reconsider Its Cozy Relationship With Saudi Arabia

On the way back from carving up the world at the Yalta conference in 1945, Franklin Roosevelt made an unexpected stop. On board the USS Quincy, moored in Egypt's Great Bitter Lake, the president held a long meeting with Ibn Saud, the...Show More Summary

Tweets & Notes from a Patient Safety Conference

Today and tomorrow, I’m attending the “Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit” in Irvine, California, as part of my role as a board member for the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, I’m taking notes via Twitter and I will post some below. The conference hashtag is #PSTSS. I’ll  update this post occasionally over the next few days. […]

Alberta's oil woes: typical downturn or end of an era?

The hits just keep on coming for Alberta. Falling oil prices could now send the province into a recession this year, according to the latest forecast from the Conference Board of Canada. Despite the protestations of Premier Jim Prentice,...Show More Summary

Super Bowl 2015: Highlighting Latest Vegas Odds and Updated Predictions

With three of the four teams playing on Championship Game Weekend representing top-two seeds in their respective conferences, action on Super Bowl XLIX bets is looking to be pretty even across the board. There's the assumed favorite,...Show More Summary

San Diego Chargers' Initial 2015 Round-by-Round Draft Big Board

The draft philosophy of Tom Telesco hasn't changed in the two years since he was first appointed as the San Diego Chargers general manager. He mentioned it twice during a press conference before his first draft in 2013—"we let the board...Show More Summary

The Conference Board Merges with the Committee for Economic Development

The Conference Board and the Committee for Economic Development announced Wednesday that they have merged.

No Need To Worry About Scheduling Board Conference Calls Around Rajat Gupta’s Time At The Prison Phone

John Roberts & co. may yet spring Rajat Gupta from the hoosegow, but even if it does, it won’t let him start collecting board checks again. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Rajat Gupta, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc....Show More Summary

Voxx sensor tech tethers you via Bluetooth to your car's baby seat

Children aren't usually the focus of the CES technology conference, but during a private presentation held by Voxx in Las Vegas last week, company CEO Tom Malone introduced a potentially life-saving car accessory Baby on Board is the...Show More Summary

10 SEC Underclassmen Who Could Play in the NFL Right Now

The SEC will again be the go-to place for NFL teams looking to load up on new talent, as 11 of the top-30 players in Bleacher Report draft expert Matt Miller's big board hail from that conference. But no matter how many SEC players get drafted in the spring, the talent pool just keeps on getting refreshed. Show More Summary

How To Recharge, Reignite or Reinvent Your Career

According to The Conference Board Job Satisfaction survey, less than half of U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs. Now is a great time to ramp up your career reinvention efforts and reflect upon what would gratify you in a career. Show More Summary

US consumer confidence rebounds in December

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US consumer confidence rebounded in December after falling the previous month, though Americans remained dubious in their outlook for 2015, the Conference Board reported Tuesday. The consumer confidence index rose to 92.6 from 88.7 in November, still shy of the year’s peak at 94.5 in October,...

Consumer Confidence Misses 2nd Month In A Row Despite Record Stocks, Low Gas Prices

Having missed expectations by the most since June 2010 in November, The Conference Board's measure of Consumer Confidence missed once again. The previous dip was revised higher (because 'revisions' is exactly what makes sense in a confidence survey) from 88.7 to 91.0 but the current level printed 92.6 against expectations of 93.9. Show More Summary

Here Comes Consumer Confidence ...

The latest reading on consumer confidence from the Conference Board is set for release at the top of the hour. Expectations are for the reading to come in at 93.9, up from November's 88.7 reading. That reading sharply missed expectations. Show More Summary

GSA loses appeal in firings of top officials; appeals board orders them reinstated

A federal appeals panel this week upheld two rulings that the General Services Administration wrongly fired two senior executives whose staffs attended a conference in Las Vegas that turned out to be an extravagant junket for 300 employees. In a 28-page decision issued Wednesday, the three-member Merit Systems Protection Board upheld the findings of two […]

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. […]

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