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Jan 30, 2015, 04:00 ET

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

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the Euro Area increased 0.2 percent to 103.3 (2010=100) in December, following a...

Jan 29, 2015, 09:00 ET

World economy to expand due to strength of U.S. economy

OTTAWA, Jan. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Even with the majority of regions in the global economy underperforming for the third consecutive year, the world...

Jan 28, 2015, 18:00 ET

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

NOTE: This month's release incorporates annual benchmark revisions to the composite economic indexes, which bring them up-to-date with revisions...

Jan 28, 2015, 09:00 ET

New Housing Report by The Demand Institute Reinforces the Importance of Location

In real estate, location still matters – a lot. In fact, for the majority of Americans, the right neighborhood trumps the right house,...

Jan 27, 2015, 10:00 ET

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® Increased Sharply

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had increased in December, rose sharply in January. The Index now stands at 102.9...

Jan 27, 2015, 04:00 ET

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

NOTE: This month's release incorporates annual benchmark revisions to the composite economic indexes, which bring them up-to-date with revisions...

Jan 26, 2015, 21:00 ET

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

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China increased 1.1 percent in December to 311.6 (2004 = 100), following a...

Jan 23, 2015, 10:00 ET

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

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.5 percent in December to 121.1 (2010 = 100),...

Jan 22, 2015, 23:30 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for India Decreased in December

This month's release incorporates annual benchmark revisions to the composite economic indexes, which bring them up-to-date with revisions in the...

Jan 22, 2015, 09:00 ET

Changing lanes - preparing for automated vehicles - New vision for transportation infrastructure and investment is needed

OTTAWA, Jan. 22, 2015 /CNW/ - As automated vehicles (AVs) merge with traditional vehicles and increase their visibility on our roadways, motorists...

Jan 21, 2015, 08:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Brazil, Together with Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Held Steady in December

This month's release incorporates annual benchmark revisions to the composite economic indexes, which bring them up-to-date with revisions in the...

Jan 21, 2015, 06:00 ET

Shifting gears - Preparing for automated vehicles

Self-driving cars to be on the roads by 2020-25 OTTAWA, Jan. 21, 2015 /CNW/ -Buckle up and get ready for the next big thing. Automated vehicles...

Jan 21, 2015, 04:00 ET

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

NOTE: This month's release incorporates annual benchmark revisions to the composite economic indexes, which bring them up-to-date with revisions in...

Jan 20, 2015, 10:00 ET

Regional shakeup: lower oil prices will have sharply differing effects on Canada's regions

Alberta could slip into recession. CALGARY, Jan. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada's economy will suffer from the shock of tumbling oil prices this...

Jan 16, 2015, 11:00 ET

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

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico declined 0.1  percent in November to 105.6 (2010 = 100), following a...

Jan 16, 2015, 04:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.6 percent in November to 101.4 (2010 = 100), following a 0.2 percent...

Jan 15, 2015, 20:00 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 November to 108.1 (2010 = 100), following a 0.4 percent...

Jan 14, 2015, 12:00 ET

The Conference Board to Merge with the Committee for Economic Development

 Today, The Conference Board and the Committee for Economic Development (CED) announced that they are merging. This joins two of the longest...

Jan 14, 2015, 05:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.K. declined 0.3 percent in November to 111.6 (2010= 100), following a 0.3...

Jan 13, 2015, 09:00 ET

Productive Negotiations Expected in 2015 Amid Modest Economic Growth

OTTAWA, Jan. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Modest economic growth will likely constrain demands at collective bargaining tables across the country this year,...