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2013-04-16 12:23:35

NEW YORK, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board has released Corporate Philanthropy with a Global Footprint, a comprehensive study of the practices, philosophies, and trends prevailing in global corporate philanthropy. The report is based on the meetings of a Research Working Group (RWG), first convened by The Conference Board in 2011, that consisted of executives from twenty world leaders in corporate giving, including American Express, Caterpillar, Dell, FedEx, Ford, Intel,...

2013-04-12 08:24:44

Kathy Bostjancic, Director of Macroeconomic Analysis, The Conference Board NEW YORK, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a comment on the U.S. Bureau of Census Retail Sales Report from Kathy Bostjancic, Director of Macroeconomic Analysis, The Conference Board: With a decline of 0.4 percent in March, consumers are pulling back after a winter surge powered by the strong release of pent-up demand. To finance the winter spending spree, consumers temporarily interrupted...

2013-04-12 04:21:20

BRUSSELS, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.4 percent in February, after increasing 0.2 percent in January and declining 0.2 percent in December. Four of the seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 102.4 (2004=100). "Recent gains in the U.K. LEI signal the potential for a modest recovery in the U.K. economy later this year, especially if improvements in...

2013-04-11 20:22:11

NEW YORK, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan increased 1.0 percent in February to 93.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.8 percent increase in January, and a 0.2 percent increase in December. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in February to 96.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in January, and no change in...

2013-04-08 12:23:36

Index Still Signaling Moderate Job Growth NEW YORK, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Employment Trends Index(TM) (ETI) fell in March. The index now stands at 111.20, down from 111.43 (an upward revision) in February. The March figure is 3.7 percent higher than a year ago. "Despite the decline in March, the Employment Trends index is still signaling moderate job growth in the coming months," said Gad Levanon, Director of Macroeconomic Research at The Conference...

2013-04-05 08:22:43

NEW YORK, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Comment on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation ReportKathy Bostjancic, Director of Macroeconomic Analysis, The Conference Board The labor market had some reasonable momentum over the past several months, but with just 88,000 job gains in March, once again we see a disappointing seasonal slowdown unfold as we head into spring. What is even more troubling about the most recent slowdown is that it takes place even before the sequester...

2013-04-03 12:25:01

- Labor demand down 77,000 in Q1 of 2013 NEW YORK, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Online advertised vacancies dropped 158,000 in March to 4,898,700 in The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series released today. The March drop follows a small dip in February (44,400); the two combined offset the January gain. The Supply/Demand rate stands at 2.4 unemployed for every vacancy. In February, there were 7 million more unemployed than the number of advertised...

2013-03-25 12:25:15

NEW YORK, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Mexico increased 1.9 percent in January to 126.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in December, and a 0.2 percent decline in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Mexico, a measure of current economic activity, was unchanged in January at 122.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent decline in December, and a 0.3 percent increase...

2013-03-22 04:21:25

BRUSSELS, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.3 percent in January to 103.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in December, and a 0.3 percent decline in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Germany, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.4 percent in January to 107.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in December, and a 0.1...

2013-03-21 20:22:41

NEW YORK, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.2 percent in January to 121.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decrease in December, and a 0.2 percent decrease in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in January to 121.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decrease in December, and a 0.1...