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2011-04-26 09:00:00

NEW YORK, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had decreased in March, improved in April. The Index now stands at 65.4 (1985=100), up from 63.8 in March. The Present Situation Index increased to 39.6 from 37.5.

2011-04-19 21:00:00

NEW YORK, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China increased 0.3 percent in February to 155.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in January and a 0.5 percent decline in December.

2011-04-14 01:00:00

HELLERUP, Denmark, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Saxo Bank, the online trading and investment specialist, today released its second quarter Outlook, a short analysis examining the global economic outlook for the forthcoming quarter. Economic growth has been strong across the board for the most part this year, but that is not an all-clear for loading up in risky assets.

2011-04-13 17:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The pace of wage growth for private sector workers is expected to improve modestly in the coming months, according to the final first quarter Wage Trend Indicator(TM) (WTI) released today by BNA, a leading publisher of specialized news and information. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) In the opening months of 2011, the WTI increased for the third consecutive quarter to 98.01 (second quarter 1976 = 100), up...

2011-04-05 11:53:00

NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AllianceBernstein today announced the release of a new white paper that discusses the critical risk inflation poses when one invests for retirement and how target-date funds may be able to enhance inflation protection with an allocation to real assets such as commodity stocks, commodity futures and securitized real estate. "Inflation is a key risk to address when investing for one's retirement since it can rapidly erode the purchasing power of a...

2011-04-05 07:05:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Carolinas AGC Construction Barometer(TM) recently indicated that despite relatively stable construction conditions in the Carolinas, contractors throughout the Carolinas are deeply concerned about long-term cost increases.

2011-03-28 03:00:00

BRUSSELS, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the Euro Area increased 0.9 percent in February to 108.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.7 percent increase in January and a 0.8 percent increase in December.

2011-03-22 00:00:28

The ASIâ„¢ (Automotive Shopper Intensity) Index began to slow in February ending four straight months of strong gains in auto shopping activity.

2011-03-19 00:00:29

Silver has continued to race higher and the nature of the rise suggests shorts are being squeezed, says Steven Zoernack. Quite who the shorts are remains to be seen but we would imagine – given the extent of the rise in prices – that all shorts are feeling the pain.

2011-03-17 08:00:00

NEW YORK, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company announced that the First Quarter 2011 Turner Building Cost Index has slightly increased over the Fourth Quarter of 2010.


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Quintessence (Dark Energy) -- Quintessence or dark energy is a hypothetical form of energy postulated to exist in order to explain observations of an accelerating universe. This energy would act like a vacuum pressure, pushing things apart. Other attempts to explain these recent observations involve a non-zero cosmological constant, which has the same effect. Indeed, sometimes quintessence is said to result in a non-zero cosmological constant, and conversely a non-zero cosmological...

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Cosmological Constant -- The cosmological constant (usually denoted by the Greek capital letter lambda: Λ) is a value occurring in Einstein's theory of general relativity. The units of Λ are 1/second2; its value is unknown but believed to be positive based on recent observations. The constant is proportional to the energy density of the vacuum ρ, where π is Pi, G is the gravitational constant and c is the speed of light in vacuum. The term can be postive, negative, or...

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Inflation -- Inflation is the idea - first proposed by Alan Guth (1981) - that the nascent universe passed through a phase of exponential expansion that was driven by a negative vacuum energy density (positive vacuum pressure). This expansion can be modelled by a non-zero cosmological constant. As a direct consequence of this expansion, all of the observable universe is posited to have originated in a small, initially causally-connected region. Quantum fluctuations in this microscopic...

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Accelerating universe -- In the late 1990s, observations of type I supernova produced the unexpected result that the expansion of the universe appears to be accelerating. These observations appear more firm as new data has appeared. This means that the speed with which a distant galaxy recedes from us increases over time. If this trend continues, eventually we won't be able to see any other galaxies any more. This new theory of the end of the Universe has been called the Big Rip....

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Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) -- The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) was launched on June 30, 2001 at 3:46 p.m. EDT at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA. The goal of WMAP was to map out minute differences in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation which would help test theories of the nature of the universe. On February 11, 2003, the public relations group from NASA made a press release regarding the age and composition of the universe....

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