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Posts made in June, 2017

Environment America News Release

By on Jun 27, 2017 in Press Release | 0 comments

Dear Common Dreams Readers: Common Dreams is a small non-profit that exists only because of the support of our readers. No advertising; no paywalls: our content is free. But our costs are real. A free and independent press is essential to the health of a functioning democracy. Independent journalism and democracy itself have never been more fragile, more at risk than now. Without your support, we will not exist. Will you join again with those readers who have come forward to make sure Common Dreams has a future? Every donation makes a difference.$21,659 To Go by July 1st $50k...

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Press Release: The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) (LEI) for the Euro Area Increased

By on Jun 26, 2017 in Press Release | 0 comments

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) (LEI) for the Euro Area Increased Continue Reading Below PR Newswire NEW YORK, June 26, 2017 NEW YORK, June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) (LEI) for the Euro Area increased 0.8 percent in May 2017 to 111.7 (2010=100). The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index(R) (CEI) for the Euro Area increased 0.1 percent in May 2017 to 104.1 (2010=100). The composite economic indexes are the key elements in an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. The leading and coincident economic indexes are essentially composite averages of several individual leading or coincident indicators. They are constructed to summarize and reveal common turning point patterns in economic data in a clearer and more convincing manner than any individual component — primarily because they smooth out some of the volatility of individual components. Continue Reading Below ADVERTISEMENT The updated data tables can be found here. The 2017 data release schedule is available here. For more information about The Conference Board global business cycle indicators, click here. About The Conference Board The Conference Board is an independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Our mission is unique: To provide the world’s leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society. The Conference Board is a non-advocacy, not-for-profit entity holding 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status in the United States. www.conference-board.org. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-conference-board-leading-economic-index-lei-for-the-euro-area-increased-300479444.html SOURCE The Conference Board /CONTACT: Carol Courter (212) 339-0232 / courter@conference-board.org; Jonathan Liu (212) 339-0257 / jonathan.liu@conference-board.org; The Conference Board, 845 Third Ave., New York NY 10022 /Web site: http://www.conference-board.org (END) Dow Jones Newswires June 26, 2017 09:45 ET (13:45...

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Press Release: Police Probe Service Station Shooting

By on Jun 26, 2017 in Press Release | 0 comments

Source: wtvq.com Police are investigating a shooting incident at Robinson Service Station Sunday night, which left 67yr-old Selvin Haywood of Sutherlands Development nursing a gunshot wound to his mouth. Haywood, who is employed as a Security Officer with Special Security Services, was on duty at the said service station when the incident occurred. It is alleged that a white heavily tinted Nissan Versa Motor car pulled into the service station around 10pm with two male occupants, and one got out and opened fire at him. He was injured in the lower lip, and was transported to the hospital for medical treatment. His injury is reported as serious but not life threatening. The police have since recovered what appeared to be a spent ammunition shell from the scene; along with the vehicle allegedly involved in the incident, which was abandoned at St Claire Heights. Further investigations are continuing into the matter. Meantime, police are appealing to anyone with information surrounding this incident to contact the Criminal Investigations Department at 462-3914 or 462-...

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Press Release: The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) (LEI) for the US Increased in May

By on Jun 25, 2017 in Press Release | 0 comments

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) (LEI) for the U.S. Increased in May Continue Reading Below Expansion in Economic Activity Will Continue Through 2017 PR Newswire NEW YORK, June 22, 2017 NEW YORK, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.3 percent in May to 127.0 (2010 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in April, and a 0.4 percent increase in March. “The U.S. LEI continued on its upward trend in May, suggesting the economy is likely to remain on, or perhaps even moderately above, its long-term trend of about 2 percent growth for the remainder of the year, ” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Director of Business Cycles and Growth Research at The Conference Board. “The improvement was widespread among the majority of the leading indicators except for housing permits, which declined again. And, the average workweek in manufacturing has recently shown no sign of improvement.” Continue Reading Below ADVERTISEMENT The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index(R) (CEI) for the U.S. increased 0.1 percent in May to 115.3 (2010 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in April, and a 0.1 percent increase in March. The Conference Board Lagging Economic Index(R) (LAG) for the U.S. increased 0.1 percent in May to 124.2 (2010 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in April and a 0.2 percent increase in March. About The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) (LEI) for the U.S. The composite economic indexes are the key elements in an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. The leading, coincident, and lagging economic indexes are essentially composite averages of several individual leading, coincident, or lagging indicators. They are constructed to summarize and reveal common turning point patterns in economic data in a clearer and more convincing manner than any individual component — primarily because they smooth out some of the volatility of individual components. The ten components of The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(R) for the U.S. include: Average weekly hours, manufacturing Average weekly initial claims for unemployment insurance Manufacturers’ new orders, consumer goods and materials ISM(R) Index of New Orders Manufacturers’ new orders, nondefense capital goods excluding aircraft orders Building permits, new private housing units...

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Press Release: LA Clippers Hire Jerry West

By on Jun 25, 2017 in Press Release | 0 comments

The L.A. Clippers today announced the hiring of Jerry West, who will serve as a consultant for the team. West brings many accolades to the Clippers, including being named a two-time NBA Executive of the Year (1995, 2004), and is an eight-time NBA Champion (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2015, 2017). “For them to want me to come here and maybe think I can help, I am really flattered,” West said. “I am sold on the ownership here. I think they want to establish their own identity in this town, and that is what to me is most important. Establish their own identity and ability to win at the very highest level.” “When I took the job as president of this organization, one of the things I said we’re going to do is be world class in everything,” President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Doc Rivers said. “Our organization has to be world class. We want our team to be the best in service as well. Today is a great step for us.” “This just another great example of the commitment that Steve Ballmer has allowed the organization, Doc Rivers and me to add someone like Jerry West,” Clippers Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank said. “What Jerry has done is unmatched in NBA history, and he will bring great value. It is just another example of Steve’s investment in our entire infrastructure.” West, 79, is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a 14-time NBA All-Star and a Gold Medal Olympian. He is one of three players in NBA history to play at least 14 seasons in the league and be selected as a member of the All-Star team every year. Additionally, he ranks 24th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list (25,192 points) and guided the Lakers to nine trips to the NBA Finals and one NBA Championship (1972) as a player. Overall, he averaged 27.0 points, 6.7 assists and 5.8 rebounds during his 14-year NBA career. Following his playing career, West spent a successful three-year period as the head coach of the Lakers (1976-79, .589 winning percentage) and a brief three-year tenure as a consultant (1979-82, two NBA titles) with...

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