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Oct 22, 2014, 04:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain declined 0.2 percent in August to 107.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent...

Oct 21, 2014, 19:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia decreased 0.2 percent in August to 128.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.6...

Oct 21, 2014, 09:49 ET

Canadians missing a beat over their own health

Too many Canadians are moving too little, sitting too long, and not eating or sleeping adequately. Link to publication:...

Oct 21, 2014, 00:30 ET

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

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for India increased 0.9 percent in September to 183.5 (2004 = 100), following a...

Oct 20, 2014, 11:00 ET

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

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico declined 0.2 percent in August to 125.4 (2004 = 100), following no change...

Oct 20, 2014, 10:00 ET

Majority of Companies Increased Community Investments, Focused Giving Programs Since End of Global Recession

 From 2010 to 2013, giving increased for 64% of companies, and it grew by more than 10% for 52% of companies. Companies that increased giving...

Oct 20, 2014, 08:30 ET

China's Long Soft Fall

 After a generation of unprecedented economic growth, China faces a deep structural slowdown and broad uncertainty in the decade ahead,...

Oct 20, 2014, 08:00 ET

Prairie Cities to Remain Fastest Growing Metropolitan Economies in Canada over the Next Two Years

Link to publication: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-library/abstract.aspx?did=6556 OTTAWA, Oct. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Edmonton, Saskatoon, Calgary and...

Oct 17, 2014, 10:00 ET

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

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

Oct 17, 2014, 04:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France was unchanged in August, remaining at 118.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5...

Oct 16, 2014, 09:00 ET

Socio-economic conditions and cultural factors influence education and skills performance in the territories

Building a better understanding of the unique challenges facing the territories is required HIGHLIGHTS - The territories' Aboriginal...

Oct 15, 2014, 21:00 ET

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

 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea increased 0.1 percent in August to 121.2 (2004 = 100), following a 1.1...

Oct 15, 2014, 04:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany declined 1.0 percent in August to 107.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent...

Oct 10, 2014, 05:00 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 0.4 percent in August to 112.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent...

Oct 09, 2014, 21:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan increased 0.3 percent in August to 97.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.8...

Oct 08, 2014, 10:00 ET

The right fiscal incentives key to boost economic growth and alleviate fiscal pressures

Tax incentive modernization would promote more innovation, commercialization of ideas, competitiveness and certainty which are key elements to...

Oct 08, 2014, 10:00 ET

CEO Confidence Declines Again

 The Conference Board and PwC Measure of CEO Confidence™ declined again in the third quarter of 2014. The Measure now reads 59, down from...

Oct 06, 2014, 10:00 ET

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

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in September. The index now stands at 121.68, up from 121.32 (an upward...

Oct 03, 2014, 09:12 ET

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

Strong job growth on track  The economy generated a gain of 248,000 jobs in September, faster than the average monthly gain over the past...

Oct 01, 2014, 10:00 ET

Online Labor Demand Falls 137,200 in September

 Online advertised vacancies declined 137,200 to 5,072,000 in September, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data...