The Conference Board in the News

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

 

 

January 2017

The Conference Board: Industrial policies mean cosseting losers as well as picking winners
Jan 19 | Economist: Read

The Conference Board: Almost all countries are failing to improve growth rates
Jan 18 | Financial Times: Read

Ilaria Maselli discuss the four possible Europes after Brexit
Jan 17 | EuroActiv: Read

The Conference Board: Thinking of downsizing in retirement? Consider these questions
Jan 17 | MarketWatch: Read 

Steve Odland: CEOs Take Center Stage in the New Political Regime
Jan 12 | Chief Executive: Read

Jon Spector on how to develop millennials to become CEOs
Jan 11 | World Economic Forum: Read
Jan 11 | Fortune: Read

Joe Minarik: Drug stocks tumble as Trump singles out pharma companies
Jan 11 | Financial Times: Read

Rebecca Ray: Millennials actually aren’t noncommittal slackers, says new study
Jan 10 | MarketPlace: Read
Jan 10 | Chief Executive: Read
J
an 10 | Associations Now: Read

The Conference Board ETI Slips to 129.62 in Dec.
Jan 9 | Bond Buyer: Read
Jan 9 | MarketWatch: Read

Brian Schaitkin: Construction Labor Availability in 2017 Looks Mixed
Jan 9 | Bloomberg BNA: Read

The Conference Board: Online job ads increased in December
Jan 9 | Los Angeles Times: Read
Jan 9 | San Francisco Examiner: Read
Jan 6 | IStaffing Industry Analysts: Read
Jan 4 | Denver Business Journal: Read
Jan 4 | Columbia Regional Business Report: Read

Matteo Tonello and Thomas Singer: Sustainability Practices: 2016 Edition
Jan 8 | Harvard Law School Forum: Read

Steve Odland: Amazon Kills US Retail En-Route to Australia
Jan 8 | Australian Financial ReviewRead

Gad Levanon: U.S. economy creates a modest 156,000 jobs in December
Jan 5 | Los Angeles TimesRead

Steve Odland: Trump's Twitter bark worse than his bite?
Jan 4 | CNBC: Watch

The Conference Board: With Trump's Win, America Sees a Brighter Future
Jan 3 | New York Post: Read

Steve Odland discusses how America's tax code could become competitive?
Jan | TrueChat: Listen

Steve Odland discusses the new senate
Jan | Sirius Radio: Listen

 

December 2016

Steve Odland: Being a CEO in a Trump World
Dec 30 | Yahoo: Watch

Lynn Franco discusses the Consumer Confidence Index
Dec 29 | Washington Post: Read
Dec 28 | Politico: Read
Dec 27 | New York Times: Read
Dec 27 | Bloomberg: Listen
Dec 27 | The Hill: Read
Dec 27 | US News: Read

Rebecca Ray: Is HR Passionate about Profit
Dec 29 | Bloomberg BNA: Read

Steve Odland: Companies Rush to Link Jobs to Trump
Dec 29 | PoliticoRead

Steve Odland: Amazon big holiday winner this holiday: Pro
Dec 29 | CNBC: Watch

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Jumped to 113.7
Dec 28 | CNN: Read
Dec 28 | People: Read
Dec 28 | New York Post: Read 

Douglas Chia: Carl Icahn dismisses conflict-of-interest fears in role as Trump advisor on regulations
Dec 23 | Los Angeles TimesRead

Ilaria Maselli shares 3 trends that will continue hurting the Eurozone in 2017 (Op Ed)
Dec 23 | Euractiv: Read

Louise Keely: (Op Ed) Why US banks have best shot at cracking potential $950 billion market in Chinese consumer spending right now
Dec 23 | CNBC: Read

Ken Goldstein discusses the U.S. Leading Economic Index 
Dec 22 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

Thomas Singer shares 4 reasons we should be excited about sustainability in 2017
Dec 21 | GreenBiz: Read

Steve Odland and Joe Manarik share their ideas on how to fix Washington (Op Ed)
Dec 20 | CNBC: Read

The Conference Board: The 5 Skills That Innovative Leaders Have in Common
Dec 20 | Harvard Business Review: Read

The Conference Board data supports White House findings on economic challenges
Dec 15 | Wall Street Journal: Read

Brian Schaitkin discusses the Fed’s recent move to raise interest 
Dec 15 | Fuji TV: Watch

Thomas Singer: Fast Fashion Has a New Trend
Dec 14 | MarketPlace: Listen

Abdul A. Erubman: India's Demonetization: Good Intentions, Bad Implementation?
Dec 12 | Emerging Market Views: Read

The Conference Board: Corporatism’s long history in America
Dec 10 | EconomistRead

Douglas Chia: (Op-ed) Why More Women Are Not Landing on Boards
Dec 8 | Directors and BoardsRead

Thomas Singer: Asian Companies Are Opening Up About Their Sustainability Practices, Report Finds
Dec 7 | Corporate Counsel: Read

 

November 2016

Lynn Franco: Consumer Confidence in U.S. Increases to a Nine-Year High
Nov 29 | Bloomberg: Read
Nov 29 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

Douglas Chia: Will Donald Trump's rejection of conflict rules set tone for healthcare leaders?
Nov 27 | Vital Signs: Read

Lynn Franco: What will the election mean to holiday sales?
Nov 21 | Marketplace: Listen

Bart van Ark reports the world economy is in a slow growth mode
Nov 21 | KauppalehtiRead

Ken Goldstein discusses the U.S. Leading Economic Index 
Nov 18 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index Climbs 0.1% in October
Nov 18 | Wall Street Journal: Read
Nov 18 | MarketWatch: Read
Nov 18 | CNBC: Read

Steve Odland: What do big businesses want Trump to focus on?
Nov 18 | CNBC: Watch

Douglas Chia: Can America’s Companies Survive America’s Most Aggressive Investors?
Nov 18 | Atlantic: Read

Bart van Ark: Trump's Policies May Only Have Limited Impact on the Economy
Nov 18 | The Street: Watch

Bart van Ark and Ken Goldstein on the impact of Trump's victory on Mexico
Nov 18 | Notimex: Read
Nov 18 | EXPANSION: Read

Jing Sima: Vietnam economy under no Trump pressure
Nov 18 | Vietnam News Agency: Read

Gad Levanon: The global GDP is forecast to grow at 2.8 percent in 2017
Nov 17 | Xinhau: Read

The Conference Board's Demand Institute reports that credit-card penetration is expected to grow from 16% in 2014 to 44% in 2025 in China
Nov 17 | Economist: Read

Ken Goldstein: How Trump will affect NYC economy, health care, civil rights, more
Nov 14 | amNewYork: Read

Thomas Singer: More Sustainability Disclosure, Slow Reform
Nov 14 | Financial Times Agenda: Read

Bart van Ark on Trump Victory
Nov 9 | Youtube: Watch

Bart van Ark: Trump Victory Could Trigger Brexit-like Market Moves
Nov 7 | Bloomberg: Read

Bart van Ark: All eyes on October's nonfarm payrolls data
Nov 4 | CNBC: Watch

The Conference Board: 5 ways you’re sabotaging your own job hunt
Nov 4 | MarketWatch: Read

 

October 2016

Brian Schaitkin: Economic conditions in the U.S. slightly increases the odds for a democratic president 
Oct 28 | ReutersRead

Brian Schaitkin: Sorry, but the economy's growth spurt isn't going to last
Oct 28 | CNBCRead

Brian Schaitkin: US economy bounces back with 2.9% growth in Q3 
Oct 28 | Financial Times: Read

Matteo Tonello: The big generational shift that’s taken place among America’s CEOs
Oct 25 | Washington Post: Read

Matteo Tonello: CEOs Are Getting Older, Staying Longer
Oct 24 | Financial Times Agenda: Read 

Brian Schaitkin: (Op-ed) How America's outdated immigration laws hurt the economy
Oct 24 | Christian Science Monitor: Read

Gad Levanon: Why the decline in earnings isn't that bad
Oct 21 | CNBC: Read

Amy Lui Abel: How Internal Coaches Can Help Organizations
Oct 21 | SHRM: Read

The Conference Board's Talent Acquisition Conference explores aligning talent acquisition with business strategy
Oct 20 | SHRM: Read

Ken Goldstein discusses the U.S. Leading Economic Index 
Oct 20 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

The Conference Board's Leading Economic Index Rose in September
Oct 20 | Wall Street JournalRead

Matteo Tonello: Respect for Elder CEOs is Increasing as Economy Mends
Oct 19 | Chief Executive: Read

Steve Odland: The most important question moderator Chris Wallace needs to ask at the debate
Oct 19 | CNBC: Read

The Conference Board reports older CEOs are staying longer
Oct 18 | Wall Street JournalRead

Gad Levanon: It's a Skills Mismatch, Not a Skills Shortage
Oct 17 | Bloomberg BNA: Read

Diane Lim: Despite economic recovery, many Americans still feeling anxious
Oct 17 | Marketplace: Read

Key findings fromThe Conference Board's Talent Acquisition Conference
Oct 13 | SHRM: Read

Douglas Chia: Lobbyists on Boards Could Pose Conflicts
Oct 11 | Financial Times Agenda: Read

Douglas Chia: How can Wells Fargo’s board move forward?
Oct 11 | IR Magazine: Read

Judith McLevey: Bridging the GAAP/Non- GAAP Gap
Oct 11 | The Conference Board Governance Center Blog: Read

The Conference Board: President Obama cites productivity as the way ahead
Oct 8 | The Economist:Read 

Matteo Tonello: Top CEO pay not always result of shareholder return
Oct 7 | Compliance Week: Read

Brian Schaitkin: The Days of Blockbuster Jobs Numbers Are Over, But That's OK
Oct 7 | CNBC: Read

Gad Levanon: Labor Market Shortages Are Not All The Same
Oct 7 | SHRM: Read

The Conference Board reports online want ads slipped in September
Oct 5 | The Sacramento Bee: Read
Oct 5 | Dayton Daily News: Read

The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index gives good hints who'll win the White House
Oct 3 | The Orange County RegisterRead

 

September 2016

Douglas Chia: Boards Voluntarily Disclose More Audit Info in Proxies
Sept 30 | Financial Times Agenda: Read

The Conference Board: Make No Mistake, Britain is Not a World-Beating Economy
Sept 29 | Financial Times: Read

Lynn Franco: Consumer Confidence Index at its Highest Level Since the Recession
Sept 28 | FiveThirtyEightRead
Sept 27 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen
Sept 27 | CNBC: Read

The Conference Board: Health of the U.S. Economy Is a Matter of Debate
Sept 27 | Wall Street Journal: Read

The Conference Board's Leading Economic Index and the U.S. Presidential Elections
Sept 23 | Washington Post: Read

Ken Goldstein discusses the U.S. Leading Economic Index 
Sept 22 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

Ataman Ozyildirim: The Conference Board Leading Economic Index decreases in August
Sept 22 | Wall Street Journal: Read

Amy Abel: Should Your Organization Use Internal Coaches?
Sept 19 | SHRM: Read

Thomas Singer on the board’s role in sustainability oversight
Sept 19 | Financial Times Agenda: Read

The Conference Board reports that job satisfaction is at its highest since 2005
Sept 16 | Fortune: Read

Matteo Tonello: Forget Raise, Let's Focus on Other Rewards
Sept 12 | Bloomberg BNA: Read

Matteo Tonello on the SEC asking companies for '21st Century' filings
Sept 9 | Financial Times Agenda: Read

The Conference Board: Employment Trends Index Dips 
Sept 6 | Staffing Industry Analysts: Read
Sept 6 | MarketWatch: Read

Thomas Singer: It's Time for CEO's to Nudge Their Boards on Sustainability
Sept 6 | Financial Times Agenda: Read

Bob Lamm: The Era Of Shareholder Engagement -- The Best Or Worst Of Times?
Sept 6 | Forbes: Read  

The Conference Board: Fall in love with a job you don't even like, in three steps
Sept 5 | CNN: Read

Steve Odland on how big business lost washington
Sept 2 | The Washington Post: Read

The Conference Board: Overall Job Growth Softens
Sept 2 | Boston Globe: Read
Sept 2 | Staffing Industry Analysts: Read

Gad Levanon declares a flat August shows no sign of renewed strength in online advertised vacancies
Sept 1 | Charlotte Business JournalRead

 

August 2016

The latest from The Conference Board's Help Wanted Online Report
August 31 | Denver Business JournalRead
August 31 | The Sacramento BeeRead

Lynn Franco sees 'Positive News' in the Consumer Confidence Index
August 30 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

Joe Minarik: Mylan blames ‘the system’ for EpiPen price hikes…and they’re right
August 29 | CNBCRead

Matteo Tonello: Companies turn to bonuses to stay flexible, attract talent
August 28 | Newsday: Read

Alexander Parkinson: Mylan and EpiPen tax breaks add to price woes
August 28 | Business Insider: Read

Steve Odland: Making Capitalism Sustainable: Three Steps for CEOs
August | Directors and Boards: Read

Thomas Singer: Why Your Firm Should Be Engaging the Board on Sustainability Challenges
August 24 | Evironmental Leader: Read 

The Conference Board: On Behalf Of Carrier, a Word Regarding Trump's Tariff
August 22 | Forbes: Read

The Conference Board's Leading Economic Index points to steady but grinding growth
August 18 | CNBC: Read 
August 18 | MarketWatch: Read 
August 18 | Reuters: Read 
August 18 | Wall Street Journal: Read 

Ken Goldstein discusses the U.S. leading economic index 
August 18 | Bloomberg Radio: Listen

Matteo Tonello named to Deutsche Telekom's body of experts to investigate the company's corporate culture
August 18 | Compliance Week: Read
August 17 | Deutsche Telekom: Read

Steve Odland's advice on how the next U.S. President can fix heatlh care
August 15 | CNBC: Read

The Conference Board: Is China entering a period of stagnation?
August 15 | Forbes: Read

Ilaria Maselli: U.K.’s Current-Account Deficit Stands to Shrink After Brexit
August 14 | Wall Street Journal: Read

Diane Lim: Family-Friendly Benefits Gaining Momentum
August 14 | Employee Benefit News: Read

The Conference Board: Work Smarter, Vote Wiser, Sleep Better
August 11 | Scientific American: Read

The Conference Board’s US Employment Trends Index rose in July
August 8 | Staffing Industry Analysts: Read
August 8 | Modern Distribution Management: Read

Gad Levanon: Fed’s job-market index has first gain of year in July
August 8 | MarketWatchRead

Gad Levanon: With More Jobs, Workers Finally Getting a Raise
August 5 | MarketPlace: Read

Louise Keely: Move to Cashless Payments Set to Spur Trillions in Consumer Spending
August 4 | MarketPlace: Listen
August 3 | Wall Street JournalRead 

The Conference Board: Online help-wanted ads rebound
August 3 | Denver Business Journal: Read
August 3 | Sacramento BeeRead

The Conference Board: 48.3 percent of U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs
August 3 | Chicago TribuneRead
August 3 | Orlando SentinelRead

Matteo Tonello: Companies Likely to Hold Back on Pay Raises
August 3 | Inc. magazine: Read
August 2 | Wall Street JournalRead
August 2 | MarketWatch: Read

Matteo Tonello: Corporate giving programs can provide a competitive advantage
August 1 | ForbesRead

Matteo Tonello: Board Structure and Your Effectiveness
August 1 | Psychology Today: Read

Brian Schaitkin discusses the U.S. GDP
August 1 | Seeking Alpha: Read

The Conference Board: Don’t Expect Huge Cargo Surge at U.S. East Coast Ports
August 1 | Global Trade: Read