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Aug 27, 2015, 10:00 ET

Market Performance and Pension Contributions Drive Rise in CEO Compensation, Prompting New Disclosure from Companies

 According to research released today by The Conference Board, the median total compensation of CEOs of U.S. public companies in the Russell...

Aug 27, 2015, 09:30 ET

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

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the Euro Area increased 0.3 percent to 107.7 (2010=100) in July, following a 0.5...

Aug 26, 2015, 09:30 ET

It Takes an Ecosystem to "Future-Skill" a Workforce

For the American worker, Labor Day may arrive this year with an unusual level of reflection—on the changing nature of work itself. From new...

Aug 25, 2015, 10:00 ET

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® Rebounds

 The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had declined in July, rebounded in August. The Index now stands at 101.5...

Aug 24, 2015, 22:00 ET

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

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China increased 0.9 percent in July to 331.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.6...

Aug 24, 2015, 20:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia declined 0.2 percent in June to 104.5 (2010 = 100), following a 0.2 percent...

Aug 21, 2015, 09:30 ET

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

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain declined 0.4 percent in June to 102.7 (2010 = 100), following a 0.4 percent...

Aug 21, 2015, 09:30 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France increased 0.4 percent in June to 112.5 (2010 = 100), following a 0.2 percent...

Aug 21, 2015, 00:30 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for India increased 1.5 percent in July to 103.1 (2010 = 100), following a 0.3 percent...

Aug 20, 2015, 10:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Declined Slightly

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. declined 0.2 percent in July to 123.3 (2010 = 100), following a...

Aug 18, 2015, 10:00 ET

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

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Brazil, together with Fundacao Getulio Vargas (TCB/FGV Brazil LEI), fell 0.8 percent in...

Aug 17, 2015, 11:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico declined 0.8 percent in June to 101.2 (2010 = 100), following a 0.6 percent...

Aug 14, 2015, 10:48 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.1 percent in June to 109.6 (2010 = 100), following a 0.2 percent...

Aug 13, 2015, 21:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea declined 0.2 percent in June to 109.5 (2010 = 100), following a 1.2 percent...

Aug 13, 2015, 21:00 ET

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

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan increased 0.4 percent in June to 103.0 (2010 = 100), following a 0.2...

Aug 11, 2015, 09:30 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.K. decreased 0.2 percent in June to 112.4 (2010= 100), following a 0.4 percent...

Aug 10, 2015, 10:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in July for a second consecutive month. The index now stands at 127.89, up from...

Aug 07, 2015, 09:35 ET

Job Growth Still Steady

The US economy added 215,000 new jobs in July. That is a little lower than the average of the past year, but overall employment growth is...

Aug 05, 2015, 10:00 ET

Online Labor Demand Rises 83,700 in July

 Online advertised vacancies rose 83,700 to 5,384,400 in July, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data...

Jul 30, 2015, 10:15 ET

Second quarter GDP disappoints, but second half of 2015 will be better: Comment on Q2 GDP by Gad Levanon, Managing Director, Economic Outlook & Labor Markets, The Conference Board

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis today reported 2.3 percent annualized growth in real Gross Domestic Product for the second quarter of 2015....