CTPartners Executive Search Inc. Acquires UK-Based Augmentum Consulting Ltd.
CTPartners Executive Search Inc. has announced that it has acquired Augmentum Consulting Ltd., an executive search firm based in London. Prior to this transaction, Augmentum had been operating as Amrop Augmentum.
U.S. April ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Slows
Dow Jones Newswires
(05/03/13) Kathleen Madigan
The Institute for Supply Management’s nonmanufacturing purchasing managers’ index fell from 54.4 in March to 53.1 in April. Readings above 50 indicate expansion. Like the PMI, the ISM subindexes mostly slowed but remained expansionary. The employment index declined from 53.3 to 52.0. The ISM nonmanufacturing data comes mainly from service-sector companies but also includes construction and public administration.
Stocks and Profits Are Up, But Wage Gains Weak
(05/06/13) Paul Davidson; John Waggoner
Although the U.S. economic outlook looks rosier than it has in a while, hourly wages remain virtually flat. The stagnant wages are translating to restrained consumer spending, and living standards aren’t rising. “Ultimately, for the economy to thrive we need everyone participating,” says Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics.
“Don’t hold your breath,” for companies to boost wages, says John Lonski, chief economist for Moody’s Investors Service. Revenue growth has been meager, he says, up between 0.5% and 1% in the last year. Furthermore, because unemployment remains high, many companies don’t have the incentive to raise wages.
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