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2014-09-24 16:24:34

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs Mark Doms will kick-off the two-day Big Data Innovation Summit in Boston, MA with a keynote address to over 800 senior level data experts, scientists and technologists. What:Dr. Doms will discuss the value of federal data and the Department of Commerce's new data strategic plan, including the agency's efforts to reach out to the private sector for data innovation input Event:Big...

2014-09-23 08:24:25

- Chemical Activity Barometer averages 0.2 percent growth for third quarter - WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), continued to see an easing of growth this month, with a 0.1 percent gain over August as measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA). Growth for the third quarter stands at an average monthly gain of 0.2 percent compared to the strong 0.5 percent...

2014-09-18 16:25:46

Discussing Impact on Next Wave of Data-Driven Innovation WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Under Secretary of Economic Affairs Mark Doms spoke at a panel on Capitol Hill today on the value that government data provides our economy, society and the future for U.S. innovation. The event was hosted by U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and the Center for Data Innovation. "Government data is the foundation of the data revolution,...

2014-09-17 04:21:02

BRUSSELS, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.3 percent in July to 107.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.6 percent increase in June, and a 0.4 percent increase in May. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in July to 95.0 (2004 = 100), following no change in June, and a 0.3 percent increase in May. The LEI for...

2014-09-14 16:20:14

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campbell Institute - the National Safety Council center of excellence for environmental, health and safety management - has published a new white paper entitled Practical Guide to Leading Indicators: Metrics, Case Studies & Strategies at the 2014 NSC Congress & Expo. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b This new paper provides a standardized set of best practices and benchmarks for leading indicators used by...

2014-09-02 12:20:43

DO NOT CONFUSE THIS NATIONAL REPORT with the various regional purchasing reports released across the country. The national report's information reflects the entire United States, while the regional reports contain primarily regional data from their local vicinities. Also, the information in the regional reports is not used in calculating the results of the national report. The information compiled in this report is for the month of August 2014. TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --...

2014-08-26 12:24:24

Fourth Consecutive Monthly Increase NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had increased in July, improved further in August. The Index now stands at 92.4 (1985=100), up from 90.3 in July. The Present Situation Index increased to 94.6 from 87.9, while the Expectations Index edged down to 90.9 from 91.9 in July. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey®, based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The...

2014-08-26 08:25:44

- Chemical Activity Barometer growth slows as consumer confidence ebbs - WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), continued to see moderated upward growth this month, with a 0.2 percent gain over July as measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA). This represented a deceleration from the 0.4 percent gain in July and an average gain of 0.5 percent for the first...

2014-08-20 20:21:29

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.4 percent in June to 130.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in May, and a 0.1 percent decrease in April. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in June to 125.2 (2004 = 100), after remaining unchanged in May, and a 0.1 percent increase in...

2014-08-14 20:22:30

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Korea was unchanged in June, remaining at 122.3 (2004 = 100), following a 1.1 percent decline in May, and a 1.1 percent increase in April. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Korea, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.3 percent in June to 118.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent decline in May, and a 0.1 percent decline in April....


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