TCB in the News

News and analysis from The Conference Board experts — in print, online, on air, and beyond.

September 2014

Melissa Aguilar on corp political contributions and proxy season.
Sep 24 | Fierce CFO: Read

B. van Ark & G. Levanon: Time to prepare for labor shortages.
Sep 19 | Financial TimesRead

Demand Institute: Millennials are shaping the future of US housing. 
Sep 16 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen
Sep 16 | CNBC: Listen

New TCB Report: Labor shortages loom for mature economies.
Sep 2 | Wall Street JournalRead
Sep 2 | BusinessweekRead
Sep 2 | CNBC: Watch

August 2014

Matteo Tonello on potential and drawbacks of youthful CEOs.
Aug 26 | CNN Money: Read

Bert Colijn: Labor costs in UK now lower than European neighbors.
Aug 25 | Financial TimesRead

Louise Keely on growing gap btwn strong, weak US housing markets.
Aug 13 | Financial TimesRead

David Hoffman Q&A: China's anti-monopoly push on foreign firms. 
Aug 11 | New York TimesRead

U.S. Employment Trends Index 'tad better' than recent jobs report. 
Aug 5 | New York TimesRead

July 2014

CEO Jon Spector on US Consumer Confidence hitting 7-yr high in July.
Jul 31 | China Central TV: Watch

Gad Levanon on stellar Q2 growth, new momentum in US economy. 
Jul 30 | Financial TimesRead

Matteo Tonello: Burger King aside, very young CEOs still a rarity. 
Jul 24 | BusinessweekRead

Gad Levanon on baby-boomer retirement and the US job market. 
Jul 21 | Bloomberg News: Read

Ken Goldstein on fifth straight monthly increase in the US LEI. 
Jul 18 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

Andrew Polk: China growth will be 5%, 2 points less than estimated.
Jul 17 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

Louise Keely: US home ownership rate likely to hold steady near 65%.
Jul 12 | Atlanta Journal-ConstRead

Bart van Ark on latest 2014 growth outlooks for major economies. 
Jul 9 | China Central TV: Watch

June 2014

Lynn Franco: US consumer confidence highest since 2008.
Jun 24 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen
Jun 24 | China Central TV: Watch

Harry Wu: True China GDP growth is well below official estimates.
Jun 18 | Wall Street JournalRead

Bart van Ark on why deeper 'digital unification' is key for EU growth.
Jun 13 | Financieele DagbladRead

Lynn Franco: US indicators inching up, driven by high-end consumers. 
Jun 12 | APM Marketplace: Listen

Heir apparent or empty suit? Donna Dabney on role of the COO. 
Jun 12 | APM Marketplace: Listen

Gad Levanon: As US job openings surge, why has hiring stayed flat? 
Jun 10 | Vox: Read

Matteo Tonello: Directors need to study activist hedge funds' tactics.
Jun 3 | IR MagazineRead

TCB study examines growing impact of proxy-advisory firms.
Jun 3 | Wall Street JournalRead

May 2014

Gad Levanon on why U.S. faces labor shortages in decades ahead.
May 28 | FierceCFO: Read

Lynn Franco on May gains in the Consumer Confidence Index.
May 27 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

TCB report finds long-term trend toward CEOs hired from outside.
May 22 | Corporate SecretaryRead

Melissa Aguilar: Allergan deal may be landmark for activist investors.
May 14 | National PostRead

A decade of TCB research reveals best practices for communicating CEO transitions.
May 9 | PR WeekRead

Measure of CEO Confidence: Rise shows CEOs ready to make deals. 
May 9 | Reuters News: Read

Andrew Polk on slower inflation in China, and the risk to business.
May 9 | Wall Street JournalRead

New TCB report finds U.S. faces major labor shortages ahead. 
May 1 | Wall Street JournalRead

April 2014

SEC commissioner Aguilar cites TCB investor engagement study. 
Apr 21 | Speech at Emory U.: Read

Ken Goldstein: LEI up sharply as U.S. leaves rough winter behind.
Apr 21 | Wall Street JournalRead

Matteo Tonello: N. America lags in corp. social responsibility training.
Apr 16 | Corporate CounselRead

Bert Colijn: After mild winter, Euro Area inflation lowest since 2009.
Apr 16 | Financial TimesRead

Andrew Polk on China GDP update.
Apr 15 | Bloomberg News: Read

Succession report 2014: Fewer firings, longer tenures for CEOs .
Apr 9 | Wall Street JournalRead
Apr 9 | Talent ManagementRead 
Apr 11 | ForbesRead

March 2014

Bert Colijn on geopolitical dangers, deflationary risk in Euro economy.
Mar 26 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

Lynn Franco: Rising U.S. consumer confidence, faster growth ahead. 
Mar 25 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

TCB conference examines impact of technology on the labor market.
Mar 24 | Wall Street JournalRead

Gad Levanon on why chronic labor shortages are a looming threat.
Mar 21 | Businessweek: Read

Louise Keely on why luxury home-owners are taking on tenants. 
Mar 20 | Wall Street JournalRead

Andrew Polk on the skills shortage facing foreign firms in China.
Mar 20 | Wall Street JournalRead

Task force proposes solutions for corporate/investor engagement.
Mar 13 | New York TimesRead

TCB report: Boards know too little about execs working under CEOs. 
Mar 12 | Washington PostRead

Andrew Polk on weakening RMB, February exports slide in China.
Mar 12 | Quartz: Read
Mar 8 | Wall Street JournalRead

Gad Levanon on US jobs rebound in February despite tough winter.
Mar 7 | Los Angeles TimesRead

February 2014

U.S. housing outlook: Gap between rich and troubled cities is growing.
Feb 26 | The Atlantic Cities: Read
Feb 26 | Washington PostRead
Feb 26 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

Demand Institute projects uneven US housing recovery with analysis for all 50 states and 2000+ cities.
Feb 26 | Reuters News: Read
Feb 26 | Wall Street JournalRead
Feb 26 | TimeRead

Lynn Franco on dip in consumer confidence, lower expectations.
Feb 25 | Bloomberg News: Read
Feb 25 | China Central TV: Watch

Charles Mitchell on why human capital is key for China's CEOs.
Feb 22 | S China Morning PstRead

Ken Goldstein on why U.S. should pick up momentum in spring.
Feb 20 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

Bert Colijn on dangers, potential trajectory of deflation in Europe.
Feb 5 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

June Shelp on what online job listings reveal about economy.
Feb 5 | APM Marketplace: Listen


January 2014

Growth projected, but TCB report highlights productivity slowdown.
Jan 21 | Financial TimesRead

Bart van Ark on continued global slowdown in productivity growth.
Jan 14 | Financial TimesRead

CEO Challenge 2014 finds leaders focused on workers, customers.
Jan 9 | Financial TimesRead

December 2013

Lynn Franco on rise in consumer confidence and home prices. 
Dec 31 | Wall Street JournalRead

Bart van Ark and Gad Levanon on closing the pay gap in China. 
Dec 31 | S China Morning PstRead

Rebecca Ray on how companies can ease employee burnout. 
Dec 30 | CBS News: Read

Matteo Tonello on change in ISS policy on board responsiveness. 
Dec 26 | Wall Street JournalRead

Mary Young and Ellen Hexter on human rights in the supply chain. 
Dec 18 | HR MagazineRead

Matteo Tonello on claw-back requirements in Dodd-Frank. 
Dec 17 | Compliance WeekRead

CTO Robert Green on rise of hacking against financial data.
Dec 17 | Wall Street JournalRead

TCB puts throught leadership on office flexibility into practice.
Dec 16 | ForbesRead

November 2013

Ken Goldstein and Lynn Franco on slumping Consumer Confidence. 
Nov 26 | Reuters Insider: Watch
Nov 26 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

Matteo Tonello on bylaw disputes emerging in 2014 proxy season. 
Nov 23 | Corporate SecretaryRead

Bart van Ark on Global Economic Outlook 2014: Expect 3.1% growth.
Nov 11 | Wall Street JournalRead
Nov 11 | Forbes: Read
Nov 11 | Bloomberg TV: Watch

October 2013

Andrew Polk on bad loans, other economic warning signs in China.
Oct 26 | CNBC TV18: Watch

David Hoffman on why Chinese growth is on the structural decline.
Oct 22 | Bloomberg Radio: Pt 1 Pt 2

Gad Levanon on effect of U.S. shutdown on growth and markets.
Oct 10 | Bloomberg HT: Listen

September 2013

Chief Economist Bart van Ark on effect of U.S. fiscal and monetary news and India's economy.
Sep 24 | CNBC TV18: Listen

Economist Bert Colijn: Euro Area momentum finally turning positive.
Sep 22 | Reuters News: Read

Gad Levanon: Employment Trends Index sees moderate job growth.
Sep 9 | Wall Street JournalRead

Kathy Bostjancic on slower-than-expected job growth in the U.S. 
Sep 6 | CNBC India: Watch

TCB is taking over the International Labor Comparisons program from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Sep 6 | Bloomberg News: Read

TCB Consumer Confidence Index is a powerful job-market indicator.
Sep 4 | NY Federal Reserve: Read
Sep 4 | Business Insider: Read

August 2013

Lynn Franco on August's slight rise in U.S. Consumer Confidence.
Aug 29 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen
Aug 29 | China Central TV: Watch

Why TCB CEO Challenge 2013matters for the arts community.
Aug 19 | Huffington Post: Read

U.S. retail sales surge: Economist Ken Goldstein explains why. 
Aug 13 | Reuters Insider: Watch

David Hoffman on dangers as Chinese growth drivers change. 
Aug 7 | MarketWatch: Read

Economist Bert Colijn: ECB has stablized Euro Area--for now. 
Aug 1 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

July 2013

June Shelp: HWOL data tracks the fitful return of jobs to U.S. cities. 
Aug 1 | Dayton Daily NewsRead
Jul 31 | Denver Bus. JournalRead 
Jul 31 | Kansas City StarRead

Economist Lynn Franco on U.S. consumer confidence, jobs. 
Jul 30 | China Central TV: Watch

Economist Lynn Franco on U.S. consumer confidence, jobs.
Jul 30 | China Central TV: Watch

Ken Goldstein on July's slight pull-back in Consumer Confidence.
Jul 30 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

Bert Colijn: Weak business invest-ment, austerity still hurting Europe.
Jul 28 | Reuters News: Read

Economist Bert Colijn: Rising un-employment a concern in Brazil. 
Jul 25 | The GuardianWatch

Chief Economist Bart van Ark on turmoil in Brazilian economy. 
Jul 23 | China Central TV: Watch

Economist Ken Goldstein: Slow recovery for U.S. middle class.
Jul 22 | APM Marketplace: Listen

Economist Ken Goldstein: U.S. economy finally strengthening. 
Jul 18 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

Jon Spector on our stand for fair access to market-moving data. 
Jul 12 | New York TimesRead

Thomas Singer on improvements, needs in non-financial disclosures.
Jul 11 | Environ. Leader: Read

Bart van Ark: In 2013, Fed will move "from life support to rehab."
Jul 11 | Radio Hong Kong: Listen

Mid-Year Outlook: Global growth below trend, despite U.S. tailwinds.
Jul 10 | Xinhua News: Read
Jul 10 | Dow Jones Wires: Read

Donna Dabney on trend of looking outside for CEO succession. 
Jul 10 | Corporate SecretaryRead

Gad Levanon on evidence of skills gap in U.S. employment data.
Jul 9 | US NewsRead

Donna Dabney on impact of the Shareholder Rights Project.
Jul 9 | Corporate SecretaryRead

Ken Goldstein: Strong auto sales driven by necessity, not optimism.
Jul 2 | Los Angeles TimesRead

Bert Colijn on another month of record Euro Area unemployment.
Jun 30 | Reuters News: Read
Jul 2 | Bloomberg News: Read

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