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International Indexes of Consumer Prices 2013 Based on price indexes compiled by The Conference Mon, 14 Apr 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2732 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2732 International Indexes of Consumer Prices 2013 Based on price indexes compiled by The Conference Mon, 14 Apr 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2732 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2732 CEO Succession Practices: 2014 Edition The rate of CEO succession in calendar year 2013 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2731 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2731 Mad Men, the Internet, and Big Data <p>John Wanamaker, the 19th-century retailer, reportedly stated: &ldquo;Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don&rsquo;t know which half.&rdquo; Recent research by Steven Tadelis (UC Berkeley) and co-authors suggest that the effectiveness of Internet advertising is far from straightforward to measure, and it is Tue, 29 Apr 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/webcasts/webcastdetail.cfm?webcastid=3246 http://www.conference-board.org/webcasts/webcastdetail.cfm?webcastid=3246 Managing the Audit Tender <p>In the Netherlands, companies are now required to change auditors every eight years, and the EU is considering mandatory rotation for the region. Since 2012, the UK Corporate Governance Code has had a provision requiring that listed companies put the audit out for tender every 10 years on a &ldquo;comply or explain&rdquo; basis.</p> <p>This Wed, 30 Apr 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/webcasts/webcastdetail.cfm?webcastid=3253 http://www.conference-board.org/webcasts/webcastdetail.cfm?webcastid=3253