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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...

2014-01-08 12:27:17

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board and PwC Measure of CEO Confidence(TM), which had pulled back in the third quarter, increased in the fourth quarter of 2013. The Measure now stands at 60, up from 54 in the previous quarter (a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses). "CEO confidence bounced back in the fourth quarter as the pre-government shutdown uncertainty that was prevalent in Q3 abated," said Lynn Franco, Director...

2014-01-08 12:25:46

December's rise brings the 2013 gain to 27,000/month with greater growth in the last six months NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Online advertised vacancies were up 125,600 in December to 5,297,100, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series released today. The November Supply/Demand rate stands at 2.1 unemployed for each vacancy with a total of 5.7 million more unemployed workers than the number of advertised vacancies. "In 2013, labor demand...

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