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July 12, 2006

Private Business Owners Split on Economy

An inaugural survey of more than 600 private business owners in the United States whose companies employ at least 50 people showed decidedly mixed views on the current and future state of the U.S. economy.

July 5, 2006

Chicagoland Residents Less Confident About Economy

Chicagoland consumers are less confident in the U.S. economy than the national average, according to the Rasmussen Consumer Index for Chicagoland released today by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

July 5, 2006

Workers Confidence Holds Steady in June

After declining in May, U.S. worker confidence in the employment market held steady in June, as the Hudson Employment Index(SM) shifted up 0.1 points to 102.4.

June 28, 2006

Most Americans Wild for Walmart

A Rasmussen Reports survey conducted on June 28, 2006 found that 69% of Americans have a favorable opinion of Walmart, including 29% who have a very favorable opinion of the retail giant.

June 27, 2006

Americans Concerned About Inflation

Thirty-six percent (36%) of Americans are very worried about inflation over the next year or so.

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June 27, 2006

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce To Be First Regional Sponsor of Rasmussen Consumer Index

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce announced today that it will be the first regional sponsor of the Rasmussen Consumer Index, a consumer economic confidence measure. As a sponsor, the Chamber will be the region’s exclusive provider of a quarterly Chicagoland Consumer Index based on nightly polls of adults conducted by Rasmussen throughout the quarter.

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June 27, 2006

Rasmussen Reports Offers Local Consumer Index Surveys

Rasmussen Reports said today that it will offer sponsorship opportunities for state and local market editions of the Rasmussen Consumer Index™, the company’s national measure of economic confidence.

June 21, 2006

Americans Unfamiliar With Bernanke

When Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks, financial markets tremble. In recent weeks, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has fallen hundreds of points in response to the new Chairman’s comments on the state of the economy.

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June 14, 2006

Real Estate Investing Less Attractive

Given a choice between four different options for investing new money, just 44% of US Investors would now put that money into real estate.

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June 13, 2006

Good Investment Advice Only for the Rich

Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of investing Americans believe that those with more money are able to get better financial advice than those with less money.

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May 31, 2006

Worker Confidence Falls Five Points

U.S. worker confidence in the employment market declined in May, as the Hudson Employment Index fell 5.4 points to 102.3. Lowered optimism regarding personal finances and less anticipated hiring contributed to the drop.

May 9, 2006

Tax Views

A quarter century after Ronald Reagan rode the tax revolt to the White House, Americans continue to believe that tax cuts help the economy and tax hikes hurt.

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May 3, 2006

Worker Confidence Strong

Worker confidence in the U.S. labor market remained strong in April as the Hudson Employment Index(SM) climbed 1.5 points to 107.7. The April reading, which is 5.3 points higher than this time last year, was fueled by a surge in hiring expectations among employees and managers.

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May 3, 2006

72% of Workers Satisfied with Compensation

The number of workers expecting their employers to boost headcount in the coming months rose two points in April to an all-time high of 34 percent. Private sector workers were even more optimistic with 40 percent expecting their firms to add staff.

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April 5, 2006

Worker Confidence Cools, But Remains Hot in March

Coming off of a 15-month high of 108.2 in February, the Hudson Employment IndexSM fell two points in March to 106.2. While none of the factors influencing the Index reported any noteworthy changes, there was a slight easing of optimism virtually across the board.

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March 22, 2006

23% Search for Work on Employer's Computer

One-quarter (23 percent) of U.S. workers who use a computer at work admit to having searched for a new job on their companies' time and resources, according to a new survey by Hudson.

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March 8, 2006

Hudson Index Up Sharply to 108.2

Hudson Employment IndexSM climbed to 108.2 in February, up 5.6 points from January’s 102.6 reading.

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March 3, 2006

Hudson Employment Index Recognized by PR Week

Hudson Employment Index, compiled each month by Rasmussen Reports, LLC, earned PR Week’s 2006 award for the most effective use of research to achieve company communication goals. The Hudson Index, which first appeared in January 2004, has become a leading directional indicator of the country’s job creation performance and unemployment rate.

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February 1, 2006

Hudson Index Stable

The Hudson Employment IndexSM remained on par with December’s 103.4 reading as U.S. worker confidence slipped just .8 points to 102.6 in January.

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January 19, 2006

Workplace Training Waste of Time for Many

One in three workers claims that the most recent employer-provided training they attended probably was not worth their time, according to results of a national survey of 1,674 employees conducted by Hudson. In fact, 12 percent say their most recent training session was a total waste of time.