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The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® Retreats

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had increased in March, declined in April. The Index now stands at 95.2 (1985=100),...

09:00 ET

Canadian consumer confidence declines in April

OTTAWA, April 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Following a rebound in March, The Conference Board of Canada's Index of Consumer Confidence fell 13.6 points to 94.7...

Apr 27, 2015, 20:00 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 February to 104.2 (2010 = 100), following a 0.4...

Apr 24, 2015, 09:30 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France increased 0.2 percent in February to 111.0 (2010 = 100), following an increase...

Apr 24, 2015, 09:30 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.6 percent in February to 102.8 (2010 = 100), following a 0.3...

Apr 23, 2015, 00:30 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for India declined 0.4 percent in March to 102.7 (2010 = 100), following no change in...

Apr 21, 2015, 22:00 ET

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for China Increased Slightly in March

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China increased 0.2 percent in March to 317.8 (2004 = 100), following a 1.4...

Apr 21, 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 February to 107.7 (2010 = 100), following a 0.4...

Apr 20, 2015, 11:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico declined was unchanged in February at 101.2 (2010 = 100), following a 1.4...

Apr 17, 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 March to 121.4 (2010 = 100), following...

Apr 17, 2015, 08:00 ET

Federal budget primer: lower oil prices weigh down Canada's economic growth

Federal government to remain in the black despite weaker revenue outlook OTTAWA, April 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Plummeting oil prices are having a...

Apr 16, 2015, 10:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Brazil, together with Fundacao Getulio Vargas (TCB/FGV Brazil LEI), declined 2.0 percent in...

Apr 16, 2015, 08:30 ET

Newfoundland and Labrador needs more than oil sector for economic prosperity

OTTAWA, April 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Newfoundland and Labrador has experienced tremendous economic and productivity growth over the past 15 years. But,...

Apr 15, 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 0.6 percent in February to 112.5 (2010= 100), following a 0.2...

Apr 15, 2015, 09:00 ET

Condition Critical - Canada's Health Care Services Need Support for Senior Care

OTTAWA, April 15, 2015 /CNW/ - Health care services in Canada will come under strain with an aging population with chronic and degenerative...

Apr 15, 2015, 07:15 ET

Oil Prices and Global Growth: Greasing the Wheels--or Gunking up the Works?

 The drastic decline in oil prices that began in the summer of 2014 has already left its imprint on the world's economic landscape, and some of...

Apr 14, 2015, 10:00 ET

CEO Dismissals in the US at the Lowest Level in a Decade, The Conference Board Finds

 Disciplinary CEO departures among S&P 500 companies in 2014 declined to their lowest level since 2005 as the US economy continued to...

Apr 09, 2015, 21:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea declined in February to 108.1 (2010 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in...

Apr 09, 2015, 21:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan increased 0.2 percent in February to 103.9 (2010 = 100), following no change...

Apr 09, 2015, 08:00 ET

Medical tourism - a healthy alternative or a bitter pill?

HIGHLIGHTS   - Worldwide interest in medical tourism, by individuals seeking medical care and countries looking to provide such care,...