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Feb 21, 2017, 10:30 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia Declined

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index®(LEI) for Australia decreased 0.1 percent in December 2016 to 105.2 (2010=100). The Conference Board...


Feb 21, 2017, 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 December 2016 to 112.4 (2010=100). The Conference Board...


Feb 17, 2017, 10:00 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Increased in January

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.6 percent in January to 125.5 (2010 = 100), following a 0.5 percent...


Feb 16, 2017, 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 2.8 percent in...


Feb 15, 2017, 09:30 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.K. Remains Unchanged

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.K. was unchanged in December, remaining at 112.6 (2010=100). The Conference Board...


Feb 14, 2017, 11:00 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico Increased

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico increased 0.2 percent in December 2016 to 100.0 (2010=100). The Conference Board...


Feb 13, 2017, 09:30 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain Increased

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.2 percent in December 2016 to 105.7 (2010=100). The Conference Board...


Feb 10, 2017, 10:30 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea Increased

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea increased 0.5 percent in December 2016 to 111.4 (2010=100). The Conference Board...


Feb 09, 2017, 09:30 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany Increased

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.8 percent in December 2016 to 109.1 (2010=100). The Conference Board...


Feb 08, 2017, 12:30 ET Ninety-Two Percent of Community Leaders Believe Online Communities Have an Impact on Business; However, Measurement Remains a Challenge

According to a study released today, "The Business Impact of Online Communities," by Leader Networks, a digital business research and strategy...


Feb 08, 2017, 10:30 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan Declined

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan decreased 1.3 percent in December 2016 to 103.5 (2010=100). The Conference Board...


Feb 08, 2017, 10:00 ET Report Identifies A New Consumer Group: The Connected Spenders

Often, marketers and strategists prioritize the middle class consumer for growth opportunities. However, reaching consumers through income-based...


Feb 06, 2017, 10:00 ET The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Increased Slightly in January

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased slightly in January, after declining in December. The index now stands at 130.04, up...


Feb 03, 2017, 09:35 ET Business Optimism Carries Over to the Labor Market

Employment increased by a surprisingly strong 227,000 jobs in January, with the growth coming mostly from services and construction. Business...


Feb 01, 2017, 10:00 ET Online Job Ads Increased 49,000 in January

Online advertised vacancies increased 49,000 to 4,850,500 in January, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series,...


Jan 31, 2017, 10:00 ET The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Declined in January

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had increased in December, retreated in January. The Index now stands at 111.8 (1985=100),...


Jan 31, 2017, 08:00 ET Survey Finds CEOs Leaning on Talent and Organizational Culture to Survive and Thrive amid Global Volatility

A year ago, few chief executives could have predicted the turbulent global environment their organizations would face at the start of 2017....


Jan 27, 2017, 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 0.7 percent in December 2016 to 107.8 (2010=100). The Conference...


Jan 26, 2017, 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 0.5 percent in December to 124.6 (2010 = 100), following a 0.1 percent...


Jan 25, 2017, 10:00 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France Increased

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France increased 0.2 percent in November 2016 to 112.1 (2010=100). The Conference Board...


Jan 24, 2017, 10:30 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia Increased

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.5 percent in November 2016 to 105.3 (2010=100). The Conference Board...


Jan 20, 2017, 09:30 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain Declined

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain decreased 0.4 percent in November 2016 to 105.5 (2010=100). The Conference Board...


Jan 19, 2017, 09:00 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for India Increased

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for India increased 0.3 percent in December 2016 to 102.5 (2010=100). The Conference Board Coincident...


Jan 18, 2017, 10:00 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Brazil, Together with Fundação Getulio Vargas (TCB/FGV Brazil LEI), Declined

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Brazil, together with Fundação Getulio Vargas (TCB/FGV Brazil LEI), declined 1.7 percent in...


Jan 17, 2017, 09:30 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.K. Remained Unchanged

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.K. remained unchanged at 112.6 in November 2016 (2010=100). The Conference Board...