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May 26, 2015, 10:00 ET

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® Increases

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had declined in April, increased moderately in May. The Index now stands at 95.4...

May 22, 2015, 09:30 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France Increases

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France increased 0.4 percent in March to 111.1 (2010 = 100), following a 0.1 percent...

May 22, 2015, 09:30 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain Increases

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.3 percent in March to 103.1 (2010 = 100), following a 0.6...

May 22, 2015, 09:00 ET

Prevalence of poor mental health is higher in the workplace than in general population

Higher impact from interventions needed OTTAWA, May 22, 2015 /CNW/ - A Conference Board of Canada profile of mental health in Canada reveals that...

May 21, 2015, 22:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for China Increased in April

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China increased 1.1 percent in April to 322.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5...

May 21, 2015, 10:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Increased Again

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.7 percent in April to 122.3 (2010 = 100), following...

May 20, 2015, 00:30 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for India Increased in April

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for India increased 0.6 percent in April to 102.6 (2010 = 100), following a decline in...

May 19, 2015, 10:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Brazil, Together with Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Fell Again in April

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Brazil, together with Fundacao Getulio Vargas (TCB/FGV Brazil LEI), declined 0.9 percent in...

May 18, 2015, 20:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia Decreased

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia decreased 0.1 percent in March to 104.1 (2010 = 100), following a 0.5 percent...

May 15, 2015, 11:23 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.K. Increases

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.2 percent in March to 112.7 (2010= 100), following a 0.6...

May 15, 2015, 11:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico Increases

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico increased 0.1 percent in March to 101.3 (2010 = 100), following a 0.1 percent...

May 14, 2015, 07:00 ET

Reversal of Economic Fortune for Canadian Cities

Long-standing economic leaders Calgary and Edmonton face recession in 2015 OTTAWA, May 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax will...

May 13, 2015, 09:00 ET

The Demand Institute Launches New Research Program, Digs Deeper into U.S. Housing & Communities Demand Shifts

 Americans spend $2 trillion each year buying, renting or improving their homes. Billions more are spent on related goods and services,...

May 12, 2015, 21:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea Increases

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea increased 2.2 percent in March to 110.5 (2010 = 100), following a 0.5 percent...

May 12, 2015, 21:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan Declines

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan declined 0.4 percent in March to 103.1 (2010 = 100), following no change in...

May 11, 2015, 10:00 ET

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Ticks Up in April

 The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in April. The index now stands at 128.22, up from 127.15 (a downward...

May 08, 2015, 09:17 ET

Snap Back

After an unusually small change in employment in March, the economy generated a gain of 223,000 jobs in April, close to the average monthly change...

May 07, 2015, 09:00 ET

Getting a move on is more likely in an encouraging environment

Surroundings, incentives and ability to influence how and how much Canadians move OTTAWA, May 7, 2015 /CNW/...

May 06, 2015, 10:00 ET

Online Labor Demand Dropped 104,500 in April

Online advertised vacancies decreased 104,500 to 5,361,900 in April, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series,...

Apr 30, 2015, 09:00 ET

Lower Oil Prices Boost Prospects for Global Economic Growth

HIGHLIGHTS - World economy is forecast to expand by close to 3 per cent this year and 3.2 per cent in 2016. - Most of the world's...