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Apr 28, 2016, 09:29 ET GDP Growth Remains Trapped in the Slow Lane

 First quarter GDP figures showed continued slow growth as the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported a 0.5 percent annualized increase in...


Apr 26, 2016, 10:00 ET The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Declined in April

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had increased in March, declined moderately in April. The Index now stands at 94.2...


Apr 25, 2016, 09:30 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the Euro Area Increased

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the Euro Area increased 0.3 percent in March to 106.9 (2010=100). The Conference Board...


Apr 22, 2016, 09:00 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for India Increased

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for India increased 0.2 percent in March to 101.8 (2010=100). The Conference Board Coincident...


Apr 21, 2016, 10:00 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Increased

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.2 percent in March to 123.4 (2010 = 100), following a 0.1 percent...


Apr 19, 2016, 10:00 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Brazil, Together with Fundação Getulio Vargas (TCB/FGV Brazil LEI), Increased

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Brazil, together with Fundação Getulio Vargas (TCB/FGV Brazil LEI), increased 0.8...


Apr 19, 2016, 09:30 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France Declined

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France declined 0.1 percent in February to 112.9 (2010=100). The Conference Board...


Apr 19, 2016, 06:45 ET 'Perfect Storm' Bears Down on Labor Markets Worldwide

 The Conference Board first alerted businesses and policymakers of coming labor shortages in September 2014, at a time when most observers were...


Apr 18, 2016, 10:30 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia Declined

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index®(LEI) for Australia decreased 0.3 percent in February to 102.0 (2010=100). The Conference Board...


Apr 15, 2016, 11:00 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico Declined

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico decreased 0.9 percent in February to 94.7 (2010=100). The Conference Board...


Apr 15, 2016, 09:30 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain Increased

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.3 percent in February to 103.6 (2010=100). The Conference Board...


Apr 13, 2016, 09:30 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.K. Increased

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.2 percent in February to 114.2 (2010=100). The Conference Board...


Apr 11, 2016, 09:30 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany Declined in February

 The composite economic indexes are the key elements in an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. The...


Apr 08, 2016, 10:30 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea Increased

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea increased 0.3 percent in February 2016 to 108.4 (2010=100). The Conference...


Apr 07, 2016, 10:30 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan Decreased

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan decreased 0.6 percent in February 2016 to 100.7 (2010=100). The Conference Board...


Apr 07, 2016, 05:35 ET CED Report Calls for Boosting Opportunity by Decreasing Inequality

Today, the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) released a report detailing the causes of, and recommended solutions...


Apr 04, 2016, 10:00 ET The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Declined in March

 The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) declined in March, after decreasing slightly in February. The index now stands at...


Apr 01, 2016, 09:28 ET Another Quarter of Weak GDP and Strong Employment Growth

 Following a 245,000 job gain in February, the economy generated 215,000 jobs in March. Despite weak economic growth in the last two...


Mar 30, 2016, 10:00 ET Online Labor Demand Decreased 31,500 in March

Online advertised vacancies decreased 31,500 to 5,130,500 in March, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data...


Mar 29, 2016, 10:00 ET The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Improved in March

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had decreased in February, improved in March. The Index now stands at 96.2 (1985=100),...


Mar 28, 2016, 11:16 ET Jack A. Hockema, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Kaiser Aluminum, Elected to The Conference Board's Board of Trustees

The Conference Board announced today the election of Jack A. Hockema, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Kaiser Aluminum, to its board of...


Mar 24, 2016, 09:30 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the Euro Area Declined

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the Euro Area declined 0.2 percent in February to 106.5 (2010=100). The Conference...


Mar 23, 2016, 09:30 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France Remains Unchanged

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France was unchanged in January at 112.9 (2010=100). The Conference Board Coincident...


Mar 21, 2016, 10:30 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia Declined

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index®(LEI) for Australia decreased 0.4 percent in January to 102.4 (2010=100). The Conference Board...


Mar 21, 2016, 09:19 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for India Declined

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for India decreased 0.6 percent in February to 101.0 (2010=100). The Conference Board Coincident...