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2012-10-09 11:25:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Conference Board Employment Trends Index(TM) (ETI) decreased again in September, following a downward revision in August. The index now stands at 107.86, down from the revised figure of 108.23 in August. The September figure is 5.4 percent higher than a year ago. "In September, the Employment Trends Index declined for the third time in four months, suggesting that employment growth will weaken further in the fourth quarter," said Gad Levanon,...

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...

2012-10-04 10:23:45

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-eight percent of American adults take nutritional or dietary supplements, says the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), based on data released today from its annual consumer survey. The numbers are consistent with the previous years' stats of 69 percent (2011), 66 percent (2010) and 65 percent (2009). According to the results from the 2012 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements, regular supplement usage also remains...

2012-09-25 22:20:54

BRUSSELS, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the Euro Area increased 0.6 percent in August, to 105.3 (2004=100), after remaining unchanged in July and declining 0.2 percent in June. "In August, the LEI for the Euro Area rose for the first time in six months, fueled by good stock market performance and improved business confidence. However, it seems too early to interpret this as a sign of stabilization, let alone as a sign of a...

2012-09-25 06:28:59

www.conferenceboard.ca OTTAWA, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - After brisk activity in the first half of this year, growth in Canada's residential construction industry is expected to moderate through the second half of 2012 and into 2013, according to The Conference Board of Canada's Summer 2012 outlook for the industry. "The residential market is destined for a soft landing, which means that it will no longer be able to fuel Canada's post-recession growth," said Michael Burt, Director,...

2012-09-25 06:23:52

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index(®), which had declined in August, improved in September. The Index now stands at 70.3 (1985=100), up from 61.3 in August. The Expectations Index increased to 83.7 from 71.1. The Present Situation Index rose to 50.2 from 46.5 last month. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey(®), based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference Board by Nielsen, a leading global provider...

2012-09-20 22:21:00

BRUSSELS, Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.1 percent in July to 102.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent decline in June, and a 0.8 percent decline in May. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Germany, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in July to 107.2 (2004 = 100), following no change in June, and a 0.1 percent increase in May. In...

2012-09-11 22:21:39

BRUSSELS, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.1 percent in July, after a decrease of 0.4 percent in June and a decrease of 1.0 percent in May. Five of the seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index stands at 101.7 (2004=100). "The LEI for the U.K. rose marginally in July as rising stock prices and consumer confidence offset continued pessimism from manufacturers. Despite this...

2012-09-10 06:26:04

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Employment Trends Index(TM) (ETI) improved slightly in August for the second month. The index now stands at 108.59, up from the revised figure of 108.04 in July. The August figure is 6.2 percent higher than a year ago. "Despite this month's rise, the Employment Trends Index has barely increased since February, suggesting that slow job growth will continue in the short-term," said Gad Levanon, Director of Macroeconomic Research at...

2012-08-28 06:26:02

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index(®), which had improved in July, declined in August. The Index now stands at 60.6 (1985=100), down from 65.4 in July. The Expectations Index decreased to 70.5 from 78.4. The Present Situation Index, however, was virtually unchanged, at 45.8 versus 45.9 a month ago. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey(®), based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference Board...