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2011-07-06 01:00:00

LONDON, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Study of used car values around the UK reveals mixed economic outlook and varied consumer confidence - Used car prices are a better short term indicator or economic outlook than house prices The latest used car prices study by UsedCarExpert.co.uk has revealed a mixed economic outlook for the UK. With cars being the second most expensive item most households buy, but more easily changed than...

2011-06-28 05:04:00

NEW YORK, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After a few months of inching upwards, President Obama's rating on how he is handling the economy is moving downward, tying his lowest rating ever, in of October of last year. This month just one-quarter of Americans (27%) give the President positive ratings on the overall job he is doing on the economy while almost three-quarters (73%) give him negative marks. Last month, one-third (32%) gave him positive marks and 68% gave the president negative...

2011-06-09 00:00:28

Shopping online has become a national obsession and style conscious women who value a good deal and quality product, regularly turn to their favorite online boutiques. But weary online shoppers consistently find themselves asking, "Does it look like it's worth the price they are asking?" and "Will this look the same on me as it does on this model?" Shop the Far Out is a new online women's boutique who's priority is to make the answers to these questions a resounding "YES!"...

2011-05-18 11:04:00

NEW YORK, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Harris Poll has been measuring the confidence of the American public in the leaders of major institutions since 1966. In most years only a few institutions experience a significant change and this year is no exception. However, this year almost all the changes are negative; fewer people have a great deal of confidence in most institutions than did so a year ago. And the leaders of some institutions have dropped to new depths. Only 6% of all...

2011-04-04 16:56:52

Study finds changes in confidence levels to be indicators of student learning Do those who know more also know that they know more? And does a student's confidence level correlate to academic performance? These questions have long inspired researchers in the fields of decisionmaking and education to study confidence. New research from Kansas State University professor Candice Shoemaker looked at the psychological constructs of "confidence" and "self-efficacy" to evaluate the effectiveness of...

2011-02-24 15:40:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Financial Times/Harris Poll in the United States and the five largest European countries looks at the impact of rising prices and concerns over jobs, finding that rising prices are a concern and concerns are mixed over the possibility of losing jobs. This survey also examined perceptions of the media and their impartiality. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO ) These are some of the findings of a Financial...

2011-02-14 09:30:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective this month, The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® will reflect survey data collected by The Nielsen Company. The Consumer Confidence Survey® will utilize a probability-design random sample, post-stratification weights (for gender, income, geography, and age), and the U.S. Census X-12 seasonal adjustment. The survey questions and collection method remain unchanged. Parallel testing over five...

2011-01-25 08:00:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mederma®, the doctor- and pharmacist-recommended brand for stretch marks and scars, today announced the results of the inaugural Wear Your Skin Proudly(TM) survey, conducted by Harris Interactive®. The survey found that women's happiness and confidence in their own skin is largely attributed to their life experiences and accomplishments, and less so to skin imperfections in the form of scars and stretch...

2010-06-15 07:30:00

Board of Trade Consumer Confidence Index Shows Little Change WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer confidence has remained virtually unchanged over the past six months, according to the Greater Washington Board of Trade's Mid-Year Consumer Confidence Survey. Since the last survey in November 2009, the Consumer Confidence Index rose only two points. The survey's margin of error is +/-2.83. Survey results show that concern about the employment market is holding back...

2010-04-14 18:01:00

NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimism is growing in the global M&A environment as 57% of businesses state they are likely or highly likely to acquire other companies in the next 12 months, almost double that of the 33% six months ago, according to a new study of over 800 senior executives around the world by Ernst & Young. In fact, 47% expect to do so in the next six months, compared with 25% when surveyed last November. The second bi-annual Capital confidence barometer,...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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