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June 2013

U.S. Consumer Confidence is resurgent but uncertainty remains.
Jun 28 | Radio Hong Kong: Listen

Consumer Confidence: still at five-year high, new release process.
Jun 25 | CNBC: Watch

Bart van Ark on why human capital is top challenge facing CEOs.
Jun 22 | My Star Job: Read

CEO Jon Spector: New data policy is about public trust in markets. 
Jun 21 | CNBC: Watch
Jun 20 | Wall Street JournalRead

Why TCB is suspending early media access to indicator data. 
Jun 20 | MarketWatch: Read
Jun 20 | Associated Press: Read

Kathy Bostjancic: U.S. LEI on the rise, need for Fed support waning. 
Jun 20 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

Andrew Polk: Consumers, real estate sink Chinese economy. 
Jun 19 | Radio Hong Kong: Listen

Kathy Bostjancic on the rising yen and skepticism of "Abe-nomics." 
Jun 7 | FNN (Japan): Watch

Kathy Bostjancic on why stronger job growth is needed in the U.S. 
Jun 3 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

May 2013

Bart van Ark on why global growth faces a declining "speed limit." 
May 31 | Singapore BTRead

Van Ark: Private sector surging in U.S., but gov't uncertainty remains.
May 29 | Bloomberg Asia: Watch

In younger, out sooner: TCB finds 50s are the new 60s for CEOs. 
May 28 | AgendaRead

Bart van Ark: To sustain gains, SE Asia needs productivity growth. 
May 28 | CNBC Asia: Watch

Andrew Polk: China LEI gains, but economy still muddling through.
May 20 | Radio Hong Kong: Listen

Ken Goldstein on May's gain in the U.S. Leading Economic Index.
May 17 | WSJ Podcast: Listen

Rebecca Ray on the positive returns of a happy workforce.
May 19 | Financial TimesRead

Ken Goldstein on May's gain in the U.S. Leading Economic Index.
May 17 | WSJ Podcast: Listen

April 2013

Ken Goldstein on gov. sequester and other drags on U.S. growth.
Apr 26 | Radio Hong Kong: Listen

Kathy Bostjancic on the U.S. Leading Economic Index for April.
Apr 18 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

Kathy Bostjancic on the economic potential of the U.S. energy boom.
Apr 12 | Radio Hong Kong: Listen

Bart van Ark: BOJ and PM Abe policies offer hope in Japan. 
Apr 5 | Bloomberg TV Asia: Watch

March 2013

Bart van Ark on U.S. consumers and the bailout in Cyprus.
Mar 28 | Radio Hong Kong: Listen

Kathy Bostjancic on austerity's likely drag on the U.S. economy.
Mar 27 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

Lynn Franco and Ken Goldstein on U.S. Consumer Confidence 
Mar 26 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen
Mar 26 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

Bert Colijn on competitiveness gains on Europe's periphery. 
Mar 21 | Bloomberg News: Read

CEO Jon Spector on austerity in the U.S., Cyprus, and rest of Europe. 
Mar 21 | CNBC Europe: Watch

Andrew Polk on China LEI: Current expansion likely to continue. 
Mar 20 | Radio Hong Kong: Listen

David Hoffman on 'stability risk' as China tries to rebalance economy.
Mar 14 | CNBC: Watch

February 2013 

Lynn Franco on February's big rebound in Consumer Confidence.
Feb 24 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen
Feb 24 | Associated Press: Read

TCB survey finds director comp tied to competition, compliance. 
Feb 19 | Compliance WeekRead

Bert Colijn on Europe's divergent views over minimum-wage laws.
Feb 14 | New York TimesRead

TCB Director Roundtable: Lucian Bebchuck on limits to poison pills.
Feb 8 | New York Times DealBook: Read

Gad Levanon on the trend of "re-shoring" American jobs.
Feb 7 | WorkforceRead

Gad Levanon on surging number of Americans delaying retirement. 
Feb 1 | Wall St JournalRead Watch
Feb 1 | US News & World ReportRead 
Feb 1 | Fox News: Watch

Rebecca Ray on promising January U.S. jobs report.
Feb 1 | Bloomberg TV: Watch

January 2013 named governance website of the month. 
Jan 31 | CPA JournalRead

Bert Colijn on peripheral Europe's gains in labor competitiveness. 
Jan 30 | Reuters: Read

Matteo Tonello on effect of say-on-pay on proxy voting data trends. 
Jan 30 | Corporate Counsel : Read

Lynn Franco on plummeting U.S. consumer confidence in Jan.
Jan 29 | Bloomberg News: Read
Jan 29 | Seeking Alpha: Read

Bart van Ark on slow productivity growth in 2012 and 2013.
Jan 17 | Financial TimesRead
Jan 17 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

Rebecca Ray on why CEOs are focused on human capital in 2013.
Jan 16 | CNBC TV-18 India: Watch

Chuck Mitchell on human capital, innovation challenges for CEOs.
Jan 9 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

CEO Challenge 2013: Focus on staff, self-help to counter threats.
Jan 9 | Financial TimesRead

Melissa Aguilar on rise of proxy-access proposals in 2012.
Jan 8 | Pensions & Investments.Read

Creative Conversations: Bringing artists and business together. 
Jan 6 | Richmond T-DRead

Kathy Bostjancic on latest U.S. employment report.
Jan 4 | CNBC TV-18 India: Watch

December 2012

Lynn Franco on falling consumer confidence ahead of fiscal cliff. 
Dec 27 | Bloomberg Radio:Listen

Broad-based rebound uncertain: Andrew Polk on China's economy.

Dec 21 | Radio Hong Kong: Listen

Bart van Ark on the direction of the U.S. economy in 2013 and beyond.

Dec 17 | Bloomberg TV/Asia: Watch

Matteo Tonello on how corporate giving can be smart business. 
Dec 17 | ForbesRead

David Hoffman on the difficult transition ahead for China's economy.
Dec 10 | Singapore Business TimesRead

November 2012

CEO Jon Spector on China, fiscal cliff, and the future of TCB.
Nov 30 | Crain's New YorkRead

Kathy Bostjancic on the fragile U.S. economy and the outlook for 2012.
Nov 30 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

Bart van Ark on the economic outlook for the U.S., Europe, and China.
Nov 21 | China Business News: Read 

TCB Say on Pay report on comp plans rejected by shareholders.
Nov 20 | CNBC: Read

Bert Colijn: With Greece tottering, euro zone outlook remains bleak. 
Nov 20 | Bloomberg TV Asia: Watch

Global Outlook: Emerging economy growth to slow dramatically.
Nov 13 | Telegraph (U.K.): Read

Bart van Ark and TCB economic team on the Global Outlook 2013. 
Nov 15 | CNBC India: Watch
Nov 13 | Bloomberg TV: Watch
Nov 13 | Wall Street JournalRead

Bill Ide of TCB Governance Center on recent executive sex scandals.
Nov 13 | Bloomberg: Read

Bart van Ark on U.S. October jobs report ahead of its publication. 
Nov 1 | Bloomberg Asia: Watch

October 2012

Bart van Ark on the U.S. economy and possible Q4 impacts of Sandy.
Oct 31 | CNBC Asia: Watch

Bart van Ark on the inevitable long-term decline of China's economy. 
Oct 31 | CNBC Asia: Watch

"Potentially a postive development": Andrew Polk on why China's recent growth slowdown may be a blessing in disguise for the long term. 
Oct 19 | China DailyRead

Gad Levanon on the U.S. job situation for 2013.
Oct 18 | CNBC India: Read 

TCB Governance Center on the role of the general counsel in CEO succession planning.
Oct 18 | Corporate CounselRead

TCB and the Committee for Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy release new report on corporate giving practices.
Oct 15 | Deseret NewsRead

Lynn Franco on the recent divergence between US Consumer Confidence and CEO Confidence. 
Oct 10 | The Daily Beast: Read

Lackluster U.S. job growth through the first half of 2013: Gad Levanon on the Employment Trends Index. 
Oct 9 | Wall Street JournalRead

"Slow, but not slowing, growth path": Kathy Bostjancic on latest U.S. jobs report. 
Oct 8 | Washington PostRead
Oct 8 | Bloomberg News: Read

Kathy Bostjancic on headwinds still facing the US economy; 2% GDP growth forecast for Q3.
Oct 3 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

September 2012

Lynn Franco on consumer confidence and the US economy. 
Sep 27 | China Central TV: Watch

Andrew Polk on rising Leading Economic Index for China. 
Sep 27 | Radio Hong Kong: Listen

Lynn Franco on 9-point rise in consumer confidence.
Sep 25 | Washington PostRead

Bert Colijn on the cloudy outlook for Europe's debt crisis.
Sep 16 | Reuters: Read

Ken Goldstein on disappointing U.S. jobs report and QE3.
Sep 8 | CNBC India: Watch

Kathy Bostjancic: unemployment likely to remain steady.
Sep 6 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

August 2012

Ken Goldstein on long-awaited recovery of U.S. housing.
Aug 22 | GuardianRead

Making the best of record-low job satisfaction.
Aug 22 | Inland Valley NewsRead

Florida leads the country: Help Wanted OnLine report reveals uneven recovery continues.
Aug 22 | HLN TV: Read

TCB Apollo Progam: Leadership Lessons for Lunar Landings
Aug 13 | FortuneRead

Kathy Bostjancic on likelihood of continued weak U.S. job growth.
Aug 2 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

Bart van Ark on latest U.S. Consumer Confidence, income, and spending data. 
Aug 1 | CCTV: Watch (at 11:00)

Bert Colijn on the need for labor market reforms to restore competitiveness in Europe.
Aug 1 | Daily TelegraphRead

July 2012

Bart Colijn on the need for labor market reforms to restore competitiveness in Europe.
July 30 | Financial TimesRead

Thomas Singer on subpar performance of U.S. companies in reporting sustainability practices.
July 27 | The GuardianRead

Kathy Bostjancic on an economic outlook that remains gloomy despite recent bright spots. 
July 26 | Washington PostRead

Bart van Ark on role of innovation and confidence in improving sluggish U.S. economy. 
July 11 | Fox Business News: Watch

Rebecca Ray on the impact of the latest government job report for human capital and workers. 
July 6 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

Matteo Tonello on why U.S. companies lag behind E.U. peers on transparency of environmental and social practices. 
July 1 | Financial TimesRead

June 2012

Lynn Franco on decline in the consumer confidence index and uncertainty in the U.S. economy. 
June 26 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

As "Squawk Box" guest host, Bart van Ark discusses the state of the Greek economy.
June 20 | CNBC Europe: Watch

"Good management is good management": Rebecca Ray on adopting smart HR policies for employees who telework. 
June 20 | HR ExecutiveRead

Matteo Tonello on "say-on-pay"' reform and likelihood for growing shareholder activism in upcoming proxy seasons. 
June 8 | MarketWatch / Wall Street JournalRead

Gad Levanon on disappointing employment growth
June 4 | Calculated Risk: Read

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