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Consumer Dynamics Press Releases

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07 Nov. 2019 »
Consumers are Approaching the Holiday Season Eager to Spend

U.S. Households Plan to Spend an Average of $675 on Gifts this Season

01 Oct. 2019 »
Innovative Companies Continue to Outperform the Market, Despite Headwinds in Global Economy

The Conference Board Publishes Quarterly Updated Indexes Measuring the Financial Outcomes of Innovation

10 Sep. 2019 »
The Conference Board Appoints Chiqui Cartagena as CMO and Leader of Marketing & Communications Center

Chiqui Cartagena has joined The Conference Board as Chief Marketing Officer and Leader of its Marketing & Communications Center.

28 Aug. 2019 »
At the World’s Leading Companies, Corporate Communications—and Communicators—Are Increasingly Taking Center Stage

A confluence of technological, economic, and societal factors is rapidly elevating the influence of corporate communications within the world’s C-suites and boardrooms.

26 Jun. 2019 »
The Conference Board Elects Board of Trustees

The Conference Board Elects Vicky A. Bailey, Principal, Anderson Stratton Enterprises LLC, and Gabrielle Sulzberger, Co-Founder, General Partner, Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners L.P., to Board of Trustees

23 May. 2019 »
The Conference Board Announces the Recipients of its 2019 Excellence in Marketing & Communications Awards

Now in its 13th year, the program – formerly, the Society for New Communications Research Excellence Awards – honors organizations for their innovative use of communications technologies.

15 Apr. 2019 »
U.S. & Japanese Business Leaders Convene to Discuss Raising Productivity Growth

The Conference Board and The Japan Productivity Center have joined forces to address slowing productivity, which has been plaguing both economies.

04 Apr. 2019 »
Report Provides First Benchmarks of Standardized Social Outcomes

Most Company-Supported Nonprofit Programs Achieve Targeted Goals

22 Feb. 2019 »
2019 Excellence in Marketing and Communications Awards Now Accepting Entries

Awards honor innovative marketing and communications across corporations, nonprofits, governmental organizations, educational institutions, and media organizations. Submissions close Friday, March 22, 2019.

21 Feb. 2019 »
2019 Excellence in Marketing and Communications Awards Now Accepting Entries

Awards honor innovative marketing and communications across corporations, nonprofits, governmental organizations, educational institutions, and media organizations

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.2%
  • Brazil 0.1%
  • China 1.3%
  • Euro Area 0.4%
  • France 0.2%
  • Germany 0.2%
  • Global 0.1%
  • India 0.8%
  • Japan 0.1%
  • Korea 0.6%
  • Mexico 0.0%
  • Spain 0.1%
  • U.K. 0.4%
  • U.S. 0.1%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website
  • Strong Jobs Report Bodes Well for Solid Holiday Spending and Start to 2020

    Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 266,000 in November, and the numbers for September and October were revised up. While today’s gain was inflated by the return of the GM strikers to work, the job gain was still much stronger than expected. Today’s job report, more than any other report in recent months, squashed any lingering concerns about an imminent recession in the US economy. Employment growth also shows no signs of slowing further despite the historically low unemployment rate.

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