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2012-11-02 07:26:40

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More Job Strength Than Anticipated In addition to upward revisions in August and September, the labor market continued to improve in October, generating 171,000 new jobs, providing a needed boost to recovering consumer sentiment and bolstering optimism for the upcoming holiday season. More demand might also counter business concern about adding to cost structures while profit margins are under pressure. If these concerns about maintaining revenue and...

2012-11-01 11:24:33

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index(®), which had increased in September, improved again in October. The Index now stands at 72.2 (1985=100), up from 68.4 in September. The Present Situation Index increased to 56.2 from 48.7. The Expectations Index rose to 82.9 from 81.5 last month. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey(®), based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference Board by Nielsen, a leading...

2012-10-29 11:23:16

In the news release, The Conference Board to Postpone Consumer Confidence Release due to Hurricane Sandy, issued 29-Oct-2012 by The Conference Board over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first sentence of the release should read "Due to Hurricane Sandy currently affecting the U.S. East Coast, The Conference Board will be postponing its regularly scheduled 10/30 release of the Consumer Confidence Index to 10 AM, Thursday, November 1." rather than "Due to Hurricane Sandy...

2012-10-29 11:23:15

NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to Hurricane Sandy currently affecting the U.S. East Coast, The Conference Board will be postponing its regularly scheduled 10/29 release of the Consumer Confidence Index to 10 AM, Thursday, November 1. "We've made this decision to assure the safety of our staff and all who follow the Consumer Confidence Index, as well as ensure the distribution of the report remains fair and open," said Lynn Franco, Director of Economic Indicators at The...

2012-10-22 03:20:41

BRUSSELS, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany declined 0.3 percent in August to 102.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in July, and a 0.4 percent decline in June. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Germany, a measure of current economic activity, was unchanged in August, remaining at 107.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in July, and no change in June. The...

2012-10-18 11:23:33

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.6 percent in September to 95.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent decline in August, and a 0.4 percent increase in July. Says Ataman Ozyildirim, economist at The Conference Board: "The U.S. LEI increased in September, more than offsetting the decline in August. The LEI has been signaling an economy that is fluctuating around a slow growth trend. The six-month growth...

2012-10-17 11:22:13

LONDON, October 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report produced by Ledbury Research reveals some green shoots in wealthy consumer sentiment, as the outlooks of the most influential CEOs in the luxury industry continue to fall. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121017/568065 ) The latest Luxury Market Insights report, released this week, looks across the world and uncovers stark regional differences in wealthy consumer sentiment. In the US, wealthy...

2012-10-15 07:25:20

NEW DELHI, October 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- * Seventh round of survey shows optimism tempered with caution over the implementation of economic changes * 47% of 500 Indian CEOs/CFOs surveyed foresee better prospects for their companies in the next quarter (October-December) * Half the survey respondents believe availability of finance will ease in the October-December quarter Respondents to Business Today's Business Confidence Survey for the July-September...

2012-10-09 11:25:03

Weak Employment May Be Harbinger of Less Spending & Grim Sentiment For Post-Election, Pre-Holiday Shopping. YONKERS, N.Y., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans' personal financial health, revealed deepening financial woes for middle- and upper-income Americans heading into the last three months of the year. The Consumer Reports Index's Trouble Tracker, which looks at both the proportion of consumers that have faced...

2012-10-05 06:23:32

BOSTON, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mass Insight Consumer Confidence Index for Massachusetts rose significantly in the Fourth Quarter, with the overall score rising from 81 to 91 after a decline in results reported in July. The score represents the highest Consumer Confidence score since April 2007, 8 months prior to the December 2007 date the National Bureau of Economic Research reports as the beginning of the recent recession. The jump is fueled primarily by an increase in confidence...