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Jul 29, 2014, 10:00 ET

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® Improves Again

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had improved in June, increased in July. The Index now stands at 90.9 (1985=100), up...

Jul 25, 2014, 04:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the Euro Area Increased in June

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the Euro Area increased 0.1 percent in June to 112.2 (2004=100), following a 0.4...

Jul 22, 2014, 04:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.3 percent in May to 110.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent...

Jul 21, 2014, 22:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China increased 1.3 percent in June. The index stands at 294.0 (2004 = 100),...

Jul 18, 2014, 10:00 ET

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

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.3 percent in June to 102.2 (2004 = 100), following...

Jul 18, 2014, 04:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France declined 0.2 percent in May to 118.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent...

Jul 17, 2014, 10:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Brazil, together with Fundacao Getulio Vargas (TCB/FGV Brazil LEI), decreased 0.2 percent in...

Jul 16, 2014, 20:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.2 percent in May to 129.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent...

Jul 16, 2014, 00:30 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for India rose 0.8 percent in June to 182.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.7 percent...

Jul 15, 2014, 09:18 ET

Health care sustainability more than a fiscal matter

OTTAWA, July 15, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Rising health care costs, which currently account for almost half of provincial budgets, threaten the...

Jul 15, 2014, 04:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.4 percent in May to 106.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent...

Jul 14, 2014, 11:00 ET

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

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico increased 0.7 percent in May to 122.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.8 percent...

Jul 14, 2014, 08:00 ET

Employers missing out: skilled workers with disabilities being overlooked

Workers with disabilities provide significant benefits to business OTTAWA, July 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Employers consistently overlook a...

Jul 10, 2014, 21:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea declined 0.6 percent in May to 122.8 (2004 = 100), following a 1.0 percent...

Jul 10, 2014, 10:00 ET

Labor Markets Improve Across Most Advanced Economies

Labor markets improved overall across the advanced economies, according to unemployment rates and employment growth data compiled and standardized...

Jul 10, 2014, 09:00 ET

Restriction on insecticide could be costly to Ontario grain farmers

Potential regulatory changes could limit corn and soybean output and cost Ontario's economy OTTAWA, July 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Restricting the use...

Jul 09, 2014, 10:00 ET

CEO Confidence Declines Slightly

The Conference Board and PwC Measure of CEO Confidence™, which had increased in the first quarter of 2014, declined slightly in the second...

Jul 07, 2014, 10:00 ET

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Increased in June

 The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in June. The index now stands at 119.62, up from 119.03 (an upward...

Jul 03, 2014, 10:00 ET

Inflation Declines in Most Euro Area Countries

 In May 2014, annual inflation as measured by the Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) decreased in all Euro Area countries compared...

Jul 02, 2014, 18:41 ET

Forewarned and Forearmed: City of Calgary Response to 2013 Flood

City's response and recovery efforts reveal best practices OTTAWA, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Emergency Preparedness, training, working with media, and...

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