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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.5 percent in July to 129.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent...

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico increased 0.1 percent in July to 126.0 (2004 = 100), following a 1.8 percent...

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Age rather than gender becoming the new income divide

Younger workers lose out in three-decade rise of inequality between generations OTTAWA, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Three decades of progress in...

Sep 22, 2014, 09:00 ET

Good advice: increased savings produces economic and societal benefits

People with financial advisors save more, which improves retirement readiness and increases economic potential OTTAWA, Sept. 22, 2014 /CNW/ -...

Sep 22, 2014, 00:30 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for India Fell in August

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for India declined 0.5 percent in August to 183.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent...

Sep 19, 2014, 10:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.2 percent in August to 103.8 (2004 = 100), following a...

Sep 19, 2014, 04:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany declined 0.2 percent in July to 109.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent...

Sep 18, 2014, 10:00 ET

Shareholders Turn Their Attention to Golden Parachutes and Political Contributions While More Companies Implement Winning Governance Proposals, The Conference Board Reports

 Research released today by The Conference Board in collaboration with FactSet reconstructs how shareholder activism and voting at annual...

Sep 18, 2014, 08:00 ET

Six Canadian cities out of 50 receive top marks for attracting newcomers

Ranking of Canadian cities on the features most attractive to migrants   OTTAWA, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Waterloo, Calgary, Ottawa,...

Sep 17, 2014, 10:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Brazil, together with Fundacao Getulio Vargas (TCB/FGV Brazil LEI), decreased 0.4 percent in...

Sep 17, 2014, 04:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.3 percent in July to 107.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.6 percent...

Sep 16, 2014, 10:00 ET

Millennials Will Play a Large Role in Shaping Housing Demand, Reports The Demand Institute

Millennials will play a critical role in shaping housing demand over the next five years, concludes a new report by The Demand Institute (TDI)....

Sep 12, 2014, 05:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.K. Increases Slightly in July

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.1 percent in July, after a 0.6 percent increase in June...

Sep 11, 2014, 21:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea declined 1.1 percent in July to 121.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent...

Sep 11, 2014, 10:00 ET

Unemployment Rates Remain Mixed in Europe

In July, unemployment rates remained mixed in Europe, according to unemployment rates and employment growth data compiled and standardized by The...

Sep 10, 2014, 08:00 ET

Transportation infrastructure is key to attracting more financial services head offices to Toronto

OTTAWA, Sept. 10, 2014 Toronto should focus on improving its transportation infrastructure, including roads and transit, if it wants to keep...

Sep 09, 2014, 21:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan declined 0.8 percent in July to 97.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.8 percent...

Sep 09, 2014, 10:01 ET

Canadian organizations need to separate facts from stereotypes to capitalize on future workforce

Ottawa, Sept.09, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Organizations must understand generational differences in work styles and preferences to drive their...

Sep 08, 2014, 10:00 ET

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

 The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in August. The index now stands at 121.29, up from 120.62 (an upward...

Sep 05, 2014, 09:16 ET

Comment on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report By Gad Levanon, Director, Macroeconomic and Labor Market Research, The Conference Board

A gain of only 142,000 new jobs in August, relative to a stronger trend in hiring in previous months of over 200,000 new jobs per month, is...