The Conference Board
Political Activity: Reducing a Company’s Risk Profile
"Companies are being asked to engage on more issues, through more mechanisms, and at more levels of government than ever before."
Leading U.S. Indicators Point to Continued Growth
The Conference Board's index of leading economic indicators rose 0.5% in December, it's largest jump since April 2016.
Consumer Optimism Continues Post-Election Surge
The Conference Board's index rose to 113.7 in December from an upwardly revised 109.4 in November, topping the July 2007 high of 111.9.
Labor-Market Index Suggests Continued Growth
The Conference Board said Tuesday its employment trends index increased to 128.82 last month from 127.64 in July.
Signs of a Second-Quarter Rebound?
Orders for durable goods declined at a seasonally adjusted 0.5% in April, but excluding the transportation sector the numbers showed signs of life.
CEO Firings Drop to Lowest Level Since 2005
Less than 16% of CEO turnover was due to dismissal in 2014, says The Conference Board.
Consumer Sentiment Wavers
A five-point drop in the University of Michigan survey means lower consumer spending could last for awhile.