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August 30, 2006

Hudson Index: Legal Sector

legal sector improved. The sector’s Hudson Employment IndexSM rose 1.2 points to 114.2 in August.

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August 30, 2006

Hudson Index: IT Sector

Worker confidence among IT professionals fell substantially in August, as the sector’s Hudson Employment Index (SM) dropped 9.4 points to 103.1 in August.

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August 30, 2006

D.C. Worker Confidence Reaches All Time High

Hudson Employment Index (SM) for Washington, D.C. continued to rise in August, as local worker confidence gained 8.3 points to hit an all-time high of 122.1.

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August 30, 2006

Los Angeles Worker Confidence Rebounds

Los Angeles' Hudson Employment Index (SM) rebounded 3.5 points to 102.2 in August .

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August 30, 2006

Chicago Worker Confidence Continues to Fall

The Hudson Employment Index (SM) for Chicago fell 2.4 points to 93.9 in August. The decline brings the local reading nearly 10 points lower than June, when the city’s Index hit a record high of 103.3.

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August 30, 2006

Accounting & Finance Workers Report Record Low Layoff Expectations

Worker confidence among accounting and finance professionals rose in August as the group's Hudson Employment Index (SM) increased 5.9 points to 112.5.

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August 30, 2006

Worker Confidence Improves Among Hispanics and African-Americans

After both reported declines in July, confidence among Hispanic and African-American workers improved in August.

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August 30, 2006

FL Worker Confidence Rebounds as Layoff Expectations Fall

Worker confidence improved in Florida, as the state’s Hudson Employment Index ( SM) increased 4.4 points to 122.3.

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August 30, 2006

Dallas Worker Confidence Up

The Hudson Employment Index (SM) for Dallas rebounded this month, as worker confidence climbed 7.1 points to 110.3 in August.

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August 30, 2006

CA Worker Confidence Rises Despite Decreased Hiring Expectations

California improved in August, as the state’s Hudson Employment Index SM rose 2.1 points to 110.8.

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August 30, 2006

Hudson Index: Boston

Hudson Employment IndexSM for Boston continued to fall in August as confidence dropped nearly four points to 93.9, marking the fourth consecutive decline.

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August 30, 2006

Atlanta Worker Confidence Reaches Record High

Hudson Employment Index (SM) for Atlanta jumped 5.5 points to 121.1 in August.

August 29, 2006

eBay Tops with Online Shoppers

Forty-one percent (41%) of American adults have a favorable opinion of eBay while 16% have an unfavorable view.

August 28, 2006

Small Business Owners Rate Economy Strong but See Worsening Business Conditions Ahead

Discover Business Card released the results of the inaugural Discover® Small Business Watch (SM) today, a new monthly Index of economic confidence of the nation’s 22 million small businesses with five or fewer employees.

August 28, 2006

Discover ® Card Survey Finds 67% of Small Business Owners Happy to Remain Small

Nearly 67% of owners of businesses with five or fewer employees are quite happy to have their companies remain small and 61% don’t expect to work for anyone else before they retire.

August 2, 2006

U.S. Worker Confidence Unaffected by Mideast Turmoil, Stock Performance and Gas Prices

The Hudson Employment Index (SM) held steady at 101.9 in July, marking the third consecutive month that the measure of worker confidence has remained essentially unchanged.

July 26, 2006

General Motors Still a Giant?

Discussions about a possible alliance among General Motors (GM), Nissan and Renault have ignited sparks among union leaders and elected officials in Michigan and cast a renewed focus on the state of America’s auto industry.

July 19, 2006

Home and Office - Workers Want It All

While only 23 percent of U.S. employees work from home or are given that option, most of the work force (59 percent) believes that telecommuting at least part-time is the ideal work situation.

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.