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The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® Rebounds

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had decreased in February, improved in March. The Index now stands at 101.3 (1985=100),...

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To Boost U.S. Competitiveness, Leaders Endorse Rigorous Academic Standards in New Videos

Today, the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) unveiled a video series that features business and education leaders...

Mar 27, 2015, 09:30 ET

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

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the Euro Area increased 0.7 percent to 104.7 (2010=100) in January, following a...

Mar 25, 2015, 09:30 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France increased 0.2 percent in January to 110.4 (2010 = 100), following no change in...

Mar 25, 2015, 09:00 ET

Canada's Oil Industry to Lose Money and Jobs in 2015

OTTAWA, March 25, 2015 /CNW/ - The collapse of oil prices in the second half of 2014 will take a bite out of the Canadian oil industry's finances....

Mar 23, 2015, 22:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China increased 1.5 percent in February to 317.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5...

Mar 23, 2015, 19:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.4 percent in January to 103.5 (2010 = 100), following a 0.3...

Mar 23, 2015, 12:00 ET

Cracking the Code behind the World's Strongest Companies

 On the surface, a list of the most admired companies worldwide reveals few common denominators: They include hedge funds and hamburger chains;...

Mar 23, 2015, 09:00 ET

From Minerals To Mindshare - Canada Needs To Expand And Diversify Exports To Remain Competitive In Asia Export Market

HIGHLIGHTS - Canada's exports to Asia have skyrocketed over the past decade, making it Canada's second-most important trading partner....

Mar 20, 2015, 09:30 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.4 percent in January to 107.4 (2010 = 100), following a 0.8 percent...

Mar 20, 2015, 00:30 ET

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

MUMBAI, March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for India increased 0.1 percent in...

Mar 19, 2015, 10:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.2 percent in February to 121.4 (2010 = 100), following a...

Mar 17, 2015, 10:00 ET

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

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Brazil, together with Fundacao Getulio Vargas (TCB/FGV Brazil LEI), declined 1.3 percent...

Mar 17, 2015, 09:00 ET

Canadian Gas Industry Faces Another Year Of Low Prices And Declining Market Share

Industry revenues expected to decline by more than 39 per cent in 2015 OTTAWA, March 17, 2015 /CNW/ - The outlook for the Canadian gas extraction...

Mar 16, 2015, 09:30 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.2 percent in January to 111.7 (2010= 100), following no change in...

Mar 13, 2015, 12:00 ET

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

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico declined 2.0 percent in January to 100.6 (2010 = 100), following a...

Mar 13, 2015, 09:00 ET

More Aboriginal Nurses are Needed in Aboriginal Communities

OTTAWA, March 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Aboriginal nurses play a critical role in improving health and wellness in Aboriginal communities. Yet, despite...

Mar 12, 2015, 21:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan increased 0.1 percent in January to 103.8 (2010 = 100), following a 0.1...

Mar 12, 2015, 21:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea increased 0.7 percent in January to 109.2 (2010 = 100), following a 0.1 percent...

Mar 11, 2015, 09:30 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 January to 102.1 (2010 = 100), following a 0.3 percent...