LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – A pawn shop owner in south Lansing caught a thief on-camera stealing more than $2,000 worth of diamond jewelry from his store, while the thief's three accomplices kept the storeget more >>
Surveillance video catches a suspected thief stealing more than $2,000 worth of diamond jewelry from a Lansing pawn shopget more >>
EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - East Lansing Police are looking for a man they believe sexually assaulted two Michigan State University students. The most recent incident happened around 8:30p.m. Thursdayget more >>
The most recent incident happened around 8:30p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of Abbott Pointe Apartmentsget more >>
EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Three East Lansing High School teens accused of scratching swastikas into two other students' lockers could face criminal charges, but not for the content of controversialget more >>
East Lansing Police say one of the victims was a Jewish girl who took offense to the symbol on her lockerget more >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- Several former employees of a Lansing-based production company say for months, the business often skipped payday, and sometimes didn't pay at all. Five former employees of Lifeget more >>
Former employees of a Lansing-based production company say the business often skipped payday, and sometimes didn't pay at all.get more >>
Crime Stoppers of Mid-Michigan is asking for the public's help in one incident and locating two men wanted for felonies. On Thursday, March 7 around 11:30p.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 blockget more >>
If you have any information, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 517-483-STOPget more >>
ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the slaying of a 63-year-old woman has been sentenced to life in prison. The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports Steven Stormget more >>
Judge Timothy Pickard called Storm a "psychopath" during the hearing, saying he'll work to ensure Storm never is released from prisonget more >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Police have corrected the name of the man killed from a hit and run incident Monday night. Officers say James Thelen, 69, was hit outside of Sparrow Hospital in downtown Lansingget more >>
Officers are looking for a blue Chevy Cruze with possible front end damage seen leaving the crime sceneget more >>
Three East Lansing high school teens could face criminal charges for scratching swastikas into two other student's lockers. East Lansing police say one of the victims was Jewish. The president of theget more >>
Three East Lansing high school teens could face criminal charges for scratching swastikas into two other student's lockers.
East Lansing police say one of the victims was Jewish.get more >>
A 5 month search for a Jackson County Felon has ended. In May, 53-year-old Ricky Wheeldon was accused of profiting from the acquisition of large amounts of stolen property, which police say he paid forget more >>
State Police Troopers from Jackson pulled over a vehicle just after midnight Wednesday morning with Wheeldon insideget more >>
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A former high school football coach in Pennsylvania has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for computer-related crimes that stretched to East Lansing. Joseph Ostrowski admittedget more >>
Federal prosecutors in Michigan say the investigation began in 2011 with campus policeget more >>
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NEW YORK, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index®(LEI) for Japan increased 2.1 percent in March to 96.0 (2004 = 100), following a 1.2 percent increase in February, and a 0.8 percent increase in January.
At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index®(CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in March to 96.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in February, and a 0.3 percent increase in January.
The Conference Board LEI for Japan grew strongly in both March and February and as a result, its six-month growth has picked up sharply. At the same time, The Conference Board CEI for Japan increased moderately for the third consecutive month, and its six-month change has also improved from the second half of last year. Taken together, the recent gains in both the LEI and CEI suggest that the rate of economic expansion is likely to pick up in the coming months.
About The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan 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.
The ten components of The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Japan include:
Operating Profits Dwelling Units Started Business Failures Index of Overtime Worked Stock Prices (TOPIX) Six-Month Growth Rate of Labor Productivity Tankan Business Conditions Survey Money Supply Yield Spread New Orders for Machinery and Construction
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