The economic indicators, including The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index®, Consumer Confidence Index®, Employment Trend Index™, the Help-Wanted-Online Data Series® all signal the U.S. economy is getting fundamentally stronger.
Sales increased 32 percent to $9.2 billion with 15 percent higher local prices, 4 percent currency benefit, 1 percent higher volume, and a 12 percent net increase from portfolio changes. Sales in developing markets grew 38 percent.
Standards are vital to the ability of U.S companies to engage in global trade, according to a white paper released today by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) International Policy Committee.
A soft business environment, workforce issues and technology challenges – all exacerbated by an unstable economy – are among the major concerns for claim officers, according to a survey conducted by global professional services company Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW).