Latest Confidence interval Stories

2008-12-15 05:54:12

With Japan in recession, business confidence among major manufacturers has taken a deep plunge in the country, its central bank said Monday. The Bank of Japan's closely watched Tankan index showed the confidence level in the past three months fell to minus 24, down 21 points from minus three points in the prior quarter, due to the global economic slowdown. The latest index represented the steepest fall in more than three decades, Kyodo news service reported. The precipitous drop in the Tankan...

2008-12-04 08:46:00

Unprecedented Pessimism in America's Corner Office NEW YORK, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chief Executive magazine's CEO Index reached its lowest level ever in November, hitting 50 points (set at 100 points when polling began in October 2002). The CEO Index, the nation's only monthly CEO Index, has now dropped 56 percent in the preceding 12 months. In November, four out of the five indices -- Current Confidence, Future Confidence, Business Condition, Investment and Employment -- reached...

2008-08-14 21:00:24

Name: Michelle Bybee. School: Brighton Middle School. What do you teach? Seventh- and eighth-grade reading. What's the best thing about being a teacher? Teachers have a lot of responsibilities. The most important is the affect we have in children. The best part of teaching is the ability to change lives. What's the most challenging thing about being a teacher? Since this is my first year teaching, I'm not sure what the most challenging part is; but I think the challenge will be...

2008-02-14 08:55:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio "“ Don't bother trying to persuade your boss of a new idea while he's feeling the power of his position "“ new research suggests he's not listening to you. "Powerful people have confidence in what they are thinking.  Whether their thoughts are positive or negative toward an idea, that position is going to be hard to change," said Richard Petty, co-author of the study and professor of psychology at Ohio State University. The best way to get leaders to consider...

2005-10-17 12:54:17

MIAMI (Reuters) - Confidence among consumers in North Carolina and South Carolina has touched lows not seen in more than two decades, according to a poll published on Monday. The annual Carolinas Poll index, which was based on a telephone survey of 923 people in the neighboring states, gave a reading of 108, down from a 125 last year, the Charlotte Observer reported on its Web site. The newspaper, which commissioned the poll along with television station WCNC of Charlotte, North...

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