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2014-01-17 04:20:30

BRUSSELS, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.3 percent in November to 105.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in October, and a 0.4 percent increase in September. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in November to 93.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in October, and a 0.1 percent...

2014-01-16 12:27:03

Unemployment Falls in U.S. and Japan, Still Rising In Much of Europe NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Labor markets are mixed across many advanced economies, according to unemployment rates and employment growth data compiled and standardized by The Conference Board International Labor Comparisons (ILC) program for November. The unemployment rate in November rose in three of the nine countries compared, was unchanged in three, and fell in three. The U.S. saw the largest...

2014-01-16 00:20:34

MUMBAI, India, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(®)( )(LEI) for India increased 0.1 percent in December. The index stands at 175.9 (2004 = 100), following a 1.1 percent decline in November and a 1.5 percent increase in October. Five of the eight components contributed positively to the index in December. Said Jing Sima, Economist at The Conference Board: "The small gain in the LEI in December was mainly driven by monetary policy and...

2014-01-09 20:20:48

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan increased 0.3 percent in November to 101.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in October and a 1.5 percent increase in September. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in November to 96.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in October, and a 0.2 percent...

2013-11-29 12:59:21

Economists have shed light on the vexed question of whether economic development can buy happiness – and it seems that life satisfaction actually dips among people living in the wealthiest countries. Politicians are intensely interested in the link between national wealth and levels of happiness among the population, but it is a subject which is still wide open to debate among economists. A new analysis led by economists Eugenio Proto in the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.