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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.

Structural reforms on the way to a complete Economic and Monetary Union

Speech by Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the International Conference on Structural Reforms in Advanced Economies, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin,17 June 2016 Introduction Many people would like central bankers to remain quiet about the need for structural reforms. Show More Summary

Conference Board Leading Economic Index: Decrease in May

The Latest Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for May decreased 0.2 percent to 123.7 from April's unrevised 123.9 and small upward revisions were made to January (123.0 to 123.1) and March (123.1 to 123.2). The latest indicator value came in below the 0.1 percent forecast by

Alabama's New Coaching Contracts Reflect Nick Saban's Emphasis on Loyalty

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It was a very untypical exchange during what’s usually a routine conference call. Tuesday morning, the University of Alabama board of trustees’ compensation committee approved raises for nearly all of the returning...Show More Summary

IBF to issue one-year ban to pro boxers competing in Rio Olympics

Last week the IBF’s Executive Officers and Board of Directors conferred to discuss the organization’s stance on AIBA’s and the IOC’s decision to allow professional boxers to compete in the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Show More Summary

Fed officials try to understand why they cannot keep raising rates

FOUR times a year the meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve board that sets monetary policy, concludes with a special flourish: a press conference, and the publication of the members’ economic projections...

The Virgin Mary in Liturgy, Literature and Life” - Conference in France with Bp. Schneider

Chavagnes International College, a Catholic boarding school for boys located in Chavagnes-en-Paillers in western France (near Nantes), will host a conference entitled “The Virgin Mary in Liturgy, Literature and Life,” from August 1-5, commemmorating the 300th anniversary of the death of St Louis Grignot de Montfort. Show More Summary

Article: Inside the betas: A sneak peek at what’s new in tvOS 10

last monthTechnology / Mobile : iLounge

Earlier this week at its annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference, Apple unveiled a plethora of significant new updates to watchOS, tvOS, iOS and macOS, delivering new features across the board. In our latest multipart Inside the betas...Show More Summary

On Leaving Your Babies, And Coming Home Again

Photo credit: hazel & pine Last month, I kissed my little girls goodbye and boarded a plane to sunny San Diego to spend four days away at a conference. I won't lie. The time away was hard. I missed their little hands and voices. I missed being with them. Show More Summary

Ubisoft's Grow Up leaked by PEGI, maybe a Grow Home sequel?

Ubisoft’s E3 conference is only a few hours away, but that’s more than enough time for a few good ol’ fashioned leaks to come in. According to the PEGI ratings board, Ubisoft has had a title called Grow Up rated for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Interestingly, the listed release date is today: June 13. Read more...

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