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2014-02-24 20:23:11

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau updated its application programming interface today with monthly and quarterly economic indicators. The API allows more access and easier customization of data products. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Developers could use the statistics available through the API to create a variety of apps and tools, such as ones that allow homebuyers to find the latest new residential construction...

2014-02-21 00:20:42

MUMBAI, India, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for India increased 0.7 percent in January. The index stands at 178.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in December and a 0.8 percent decline in November. Six of the eight components contributed positively to the index in January. "The Leading Economic Index for India rose sharply in January, driven by a majority of its components. The six-month change in the LEI is still...

2014-02-18 20:22:07

NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.8 percent in December to 127.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in November, and a 0.6 percent increase in October. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in December to 123.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in both November and...

2014-02-14 04:22:41

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain declined 0.4 percent in December to 105.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in November and a 0.3 percent increase in October. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.2 percent in December to 93.0 (2004 = 100), following no change in November and a 0.2 percent increase in...

2014-02-12 12:21:36

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Institute for Supply Management(®) (ISM) will begin offering unlimited 12-month access to its ISM Manufacturing Report On Business(®), and ISM Non-Manufacturing Report On Business(®) historical data for a fee on March 1, 2014. The ISM Report On Business(®) is considered by many economists to be the most reliable near-term economic barometer available. It is reviewed regularly by top government agencies and economic and business leaders for its...

2014-02-12 04:20:39

BRUSSELS, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the U.K. decreased 0.1 percent in December, after increasing 0.5 percent in November and 0.4 percent in October. Four of the seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 108.2 (2004=100). "After five months of increases, the LEI decreased slightly in December. A substantial decline in the Volume of Expected Output, coupled with softening...

2014-01-28 12:24:18

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index(®), which had rebounded in December, increased again in January. The Index now stands at 80.7 (1985=100), up from 77.5 in December. The Present Situation Index increased to 79.1 from 75.3. The Expectations Index increased to 81.8 from 79.0 last month. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey(®), based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference Board by Nielsen, a...

2014-01-28 08:24:35

--Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) suggests slow, but sustained recovery; no recessionary signals-- WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) reading of 2014 strengthened slightly, pointing to continued growth and an improving U.S. economy throughout 2014. The barometer in January ticked up to 94.0, increasing 0.2 points over December on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis. This marks the ninth consecutive monthly gain...

2014-01-27 20:21:10

NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.2 percent in November to 126.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in October, and a 0.2 percent increase in September. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in November to 123.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in both October and...

2014-01-22 12:20:34

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.6% in December, after surging 4.7% in November. The increase pushed the index 6.2% higher for the full year making it the index's best year since 1998. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) November's increase was significantly larger than the preliminary gain of 2.7% ATA reported on December 20,...


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