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2014-09-12 08:24:07

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index (Index) picked up in August, which may be a sign of better things to come. The Index tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending(i). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120803/MM52028LOGO-a "A notable decrease in initial unemployment insurance claims helped push the Index up," said Daniel Bachman, Deloitte's senior U.S. economist. "An improving labor market can be a boon to...

2014-09-11 12:23:41

New Index is a Factor Weighted, Broad-Market Commodity Index with a Modified Roll NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI), one of the world's leading providers of financial market indices, and Research Affiliates, a global leader in innovative indexing and asset allocation strategies, announced today the launch of the Dow Jones RAFI Commodity Index. The Index offers a factor based approach that uses signals intended to generate outperformance,...

2014-09-11 12:22:26

- Abbott Achieved Top Industry Scores for Economic and Social Performance ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, Abbott (NYSE: ABT) was named the leading company in its industry by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the most prestigious global benchmarks for corporate responsibility and sustainability. As the Industry Group Leader in Health Care Equipment & Services, Abbott was one of only 24 companies selected for...

2014-09-08 12:24:41

Strong Increases in Recent Months NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Employment Trends Index(TM) (ETI) increased in August. The index now stands at 121.29, up from 120.62 (an upward revision) in July. This represents a 6.4 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago. "The strong increase in the Employment Trends Index in recent months signals robust job growth through the fall," said Gad Levanon, Director of Macroeconomic Research at The Conference Board. "The...

2014-08-27 20:21:40

NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Centene Corp. (NYSE: CNC) will replace MICROS Systems Inc. (NASD: MCRS) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Aviv REIT Inc. (NYSE: AVIV) will replace Centene in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Wednesday, September 3. S&P 100 & 500 constituent Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) is acquiring MICROS in a deal expected to be completed soon pending final approvals. Centene provides multi-line...

2014-08-27 08:25:34

CHICAGO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Commodity Research Bureau (CRB), the world's leading commodity and futures research, data and analysis firm since 1934 and a division of Barchart.com, Inc., announces the availability of 75-years of CRB Commodity Yearbooks through Mergent Archives. Since 1939, professional traders, commercial hedgers, portfolio managers and speculators around the world have come to rely on The CRB Commodity Yearbook to help them navigate the uncertainties of the...

2014-08-22 04:21:07

BRUSSELS, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for France was unchanged in June, remaining at 117.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in May, and no change in April. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for France, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in June to 103.7 (2004 = 100), following no change in May, and no change in April. The Conference Board LEI for...

2014-08-11 20:23:40

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices: -- The Ultimate Software Group Inc. (NASD: ULTI) will replace The Hillshire Brands Co. (NYSE: HSH) in the S&P MidCap 400 after the close of trading on Thursday, August 14. S&P 500 constituent Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is acquiring The Hillshire Brands in a deal expected to be completed...

2014-07-30 20:22:14

NEW YORK, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices announces the treatment of a stock dividend for S&P 500 constituent Discovery Communications Inc. (NASD: DISCA): -- Discovery Communications is paying a stock dividend of 1 share of Class C (NASD: DISCK) for each outstanding share of Class A (DISCA) and Class B (DISCB) and Class C. For index purposes, S&P Dow Jones Indices will add the Class C share line to the S&P 500 effective...

2014-07-25 20:21:26

NEW YORK, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paragon Offshore Ltd. (NYSE: PGN) will replace Intevac Inc. (NASD: IVAC) in the S&P SmallCap 600 effective after the close of trading on Friday, August 1. S&P 500 constituent Noble Corp. (NYSE: NE) is spinning off Paragon Offshore to shareholders in a transaction expected to be completed after the close of trading on that date. Post spin, Noble will remain in the S&P 500. Intevac is ranked # 600 in the S&P SmallCap 600 and is no...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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