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U.S. Consumer Sentiment Falls in March

Reuters (03/28/14) Chuck Mikolajczak

Consumer sentiment declined in March, according to the Thomson Reuters and University of Michigan consumer sentiment index. The index’s final March reading stood at 80.0, up from the preliminary March reading of 79.9, but down from 81.6 a month earlier. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast a reading of 80.5.

Advance Savings End Tomorrow—Register for the ASA Staffing Law Conference

The 2014 ASA Staffing Law Conference is May 21–22 in Washington, DC—and you have just one day left to take advantage of a great discount on registration. Register by tomorrow, April 1, and save $100 per person.

The conference agenda includes a panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, a look at the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s temporary worker safety initiative, and a preview of the upcoming congressional elections by political analyst and pundit Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report.

Visit today for session descriptions, travel and hotel details, exhibitor information, and to register for the only program dedicated to the legal issues affecting the staffing and recruiting business.

Free ASAPro Webinar Tomorrow—Get an Edge on ASA Award Entries

Don’t miss tomorrow’s ASAPro webinar “Tips on Submitting ASA Award Entries: Care, VOICE, and National Staffing Employee of the Year,” 3–4 p.m. Eastern time. Learn all about the association’s award programs, which recognize contributions made by staffing firms, industry suppliers, and affiliated chapters.

All ASAPro webinars are free for ASA members, and most qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. To learn more and to register, visit