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This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released July 2014 figures for real earnings. This indicator reflects three components of consumer buying power: average hourly earnings, average weekly hours, and price inflation/deflation. 

This morning, The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released July 2014 figures for the Consumer Price Index, a common measure of inflation. 

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently invited 125 of the nation’s top technology and computer science students to experience the city’s fast-growing technology industry and bring them to one of the country’s most popular musical festivals for ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza 2014. This summer’s ThinkChicago is the fifth installment of the successful program, which was established by Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Ideas Week in 2011, and the second installment to be held during Lollapalooza. A record 1,032 applications were received from 36 universities, spanning 34 states and 12 countries.

Byron Spruell was appointed to WBC’s board of directors in March 2014. In his role as Vice Chairman, Central Region and Chicago Managing Principal of Deloitte LLP, he drives Deloitte’s national strategy for client and business growth and strategic positioning in local markets across 22 states consisting of 31 offices and more than 14,000 Deloitte professionals.

In this executive spotlight question and answer, Spruell discusses working and living in Chicago.

The Chicago Venture Summit, hosted by World Business Chicago’s ChicagoNEXT, is a unique regional event that will pair the top emerging tech companies with venture capitalists and corporate strategic partners from across the country.

World Business Chicago tracks indicators from month to month to gauge the strength of several aspects of Chicago’s economy, including employment in major sectors, residential and office real estate data, price and purchasing indexes, freight demand, and auto and truck sales.

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released June 2014 figures from its Job Openings & Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), which tracks job openings, hires, and separations (quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations including retirement).

Executive Leadership Named: Steven Collens Appointed CEO, Patrick Flavin, Executive Director, Partnerships

Tech leaders to present and participate at October event, highlighting region’s tech success, record new investments and recent billion-dollar exits

Whitley to lead council developed to improve the movement of goods and stimulate regional economic growth

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Events

The Brazil U.S. Business Forum and Cultural Exchange September 3, 2014

Learn how to conduct business with Brazilian companies and expand your business into the Brazilian market at the 2014 Brazil – U.S. Business Forum and Cultural Exchange.

DatacenterDynamics Converged October 1, 2014

The DCD Converged Conference and Expo brings together the people, the processes and the technologies in order to help our delegates develop a world class data center strategy.