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"Cynical, Fiction Peddlers"? Americans' Economic Confidence Tumbles To 8-Month Lows

Confirming The Conference Board's earlier disappointment, it appears the American public is chock-full of "cynics" and "fiction-peddlers" as Gallup reports Americans' confidence in the U.S. economy reached its lowest weekly level so far in 2016. The latest figure represents a four-point drop from the previous week's average. Show More Summary

U.S. Consumer-Confidence Index Fell in April

A gauge of U.S. consumer confidence declined in April, a sign of caution that could restrain the broader economy. The Conference Board's consumer-confidence index fell to 94.2 in April from a downwardly revised 96.1 in March, the group said Tuesday. Show More Summary

Here comes consumer confidence...

The latest reading of consumer confidence from The Conference Board will be out at 10:00 a.m. EST. Economists expect the headline index to fall slightly to 95.8 in April, down from the previous month's 96.2. "Continued improvement in...Show More Summary

Causes and consequences of the oil price decline of 2014-2015

At the NBER Annual Conference on Macroeconomics in Cambridge last week I participated with Steven Kamin of the Federal Reserve Board and Steven Strongin of Goldman Sachs in a discussion on commodity prices. You can watch a video of our discussion at the NBER web site.

Trudeau carries ‘D’ climate grade into UN Paris signing ceremony

Conference Board report ranks Canada 14th among 16 peer countries when it comes to environmental performance The post Trudeau carries ‘D’ climate grade into UN Paris signing ceremony appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Food protection group agrees norovirus needs more attention

Editor’s note: The Conference for Food Protection is managed by an executive board that includes 23 voting members who represent: state food regulatory agencies from each of the FDA regions; local food regulatory agencies from each of the FDA regions; the FDA; USDA/FSIS; the CDC, the food industry; an academic institution; and consumers. BOISE, ID — On... Continue Reading

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: April 20, 2016

HB2’S FUTURE CONTINUES TO LOOK GRIMM: The Fourth Circuit ruling in Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board nullified one of the many discriminatory provisions in HB2 yesterday. Over 20 conferences and institutes are hightailing it out of the Tar Heel State, costing North Carolina millions. Show More Summary

Morning Video: Meet DFER Head Shavar Jeffries

In case you didn't know, former Newark board member and mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries now heads DFER. He was the afternoon keynote at the Yale SOM education conference last week, and spoke to The Seventy Four. Or, watch Steve Harvey interview a 5 year old math genius.

NHL Saturday: Flyers, Red Wings and Bruins fight for their playoff lives

Two Eastern Conference playoff berths are on the line on the last Saturday of the regular season. Needing a win to keep their playoff hopes alive in their final regular season game, the Bruins got on the board first. But it wasn't without...Show More Summary

A crucial skill that most J-schools aren't teaching

At the recent annual data journalism conference in Denver, Colo., the job postings covered a large bulletin board. News organizations from the Atlanta Journal Constitution to Vox were seeking reporters, editors, producers, designers, and developers. Show More Summary

Economic Statistics for 29 Mar 16

The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index rose 4 points in March to 96.2. State Street’s Investor Confidence Index rose 8.1 points in March to 114.6. The Case-Schiller Home Price Index rose 0.8% in January. On a year-over-year basis, the index is up 5.7%. Redbook reports that last week’s retail sales rose to a lackluster 1.5% […]

Donald Trump held a surreal press conference on his 757 to defend his embattled campaign manager

Donald Trump held a somewhat unusual press conference on his plane Tuesday afternoon. The Republican presidential frontrunner tangled with reporters on board his own Trump-branded 757 after his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was...Show More Summary

Edward Li, PharmD, MPH, BCOP, New HOPA Board Member at Large for 2016-2017 Term

Edward Li, PharmD MPH BCOP, took office as an At Large Member of the Board of Directors at the recent 12th Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) Annual Conference in March.

As Conference Board Confidence Jumps, Gallup Confidence Dumps

A yuuge surge in stocks - amid collapsing earnings and GDP expectations - appears to have enabled a modest bounce off 2-year lows for consumer confidence. The Conference Board’s index of consumer confidence increased to 96.2 in March from 94 a month earlier - but still below January's levels. Show More Summary

Here comes consumer confidence ...

The Conference Board's latest reading on consumer confidence is set for release at 10 a.m. ET. The consensus forecast is that the confidence index rose to 94 in March from 92.2 in February, according to Bloomberg. That's also what Bank...Show More Summary

The Road to the AGM

March 24, 2016 – AGM Road Trip Playlist 1 The road to Amnesty International USA’s Annual General Meeting and Human Rights Conference technically began in April of 2015, when the AIUSA Board of Directors chose Miami as the host city for … Please continue reading.

Dear NYT Editorial Board, The AR-15 Does Not Fire In 'Rapid Bursts'

The Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this month almost made me forget about this fancy piece of fiction from The New York Times...

Introducing Cinderella: Meet the Southern Jaguars

Conference: SWAC Coach: Roman Banks Record: 22-12, 11-7 Ratings and Rankings – Kenpom: 226 – RPI: 198 – AP/USA Today: N/A Seeding: Can you say First Four? Names you need to know: Adrian Rogers (16.9 points, 5.2 boards) is the star of the Jaguars, but Trelun Banks is another guy that can carry this team […]

South Carolina St. beats Coppin St. in MEAC quarters 90-80

Eric Eaves scored 21 points with eight rebounds, and Tashombe Riley added 18 points and eight boards to help No. 3 seed South Carolina State beat Coppin State 90-80 in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament Thursday        

Where’s Chris Christie? Donald Trump says he’s with him — but is he?

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

During a freewheeling Florida press conference following primary wins in Mississippi and Michigan Republican frontrunner Donald Trump seemed to be expecting Gov. Chris Christie — who drew the ire of editorial boards and his fellow Republicans alike while on the stump for Trump — to be...

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