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StatsCan looking for powers to make all surveys mandatory, compel data from companies

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Statistics Canada is privately floating the idea of new powers that would make all of its surveys mandatory by default and force certain companies to hand over requested data, such as credit card transactions and Internet search records.
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UK turns in strong growth in run-up to Brexit vote

Financial Times - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
... EU referendum, according to data on Wednesday. While many surveys reported falling confidence before the vote on June 23, the official figures show growth of 0.6 per cent in the second quarter of the year, compared with 0.4 per cent in the first, a ...
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Brexit is hitting the economy hard – negative interest rates could be next

The Guardian - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
A survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors published on 14 July, which accounts for the post-referendum period, shows a sharp fall in inquiries from homebuyers.

New Digital Index, Lab Measure Online Consumer Satisfaction Globally

Business Wire (press release) - ‎9 hours ago‎
To construct the DSI, Northwestern and Performics conducted in-person consumer interviews, surveys with probabilistic and non-probabilistic samples of more than 3,000 participants in the U.S.

Leeser aims to shake up City Council in challenge to incumbent Warpehoski

The Michigan Daily - ‎17 hours ago‎
“But we did … a scientifically sound statistical survey of our residents a year ago and the majority of respondents supported the new development.

Mexico Statistics Body Criticized for Poverty Survey Changes

New York Times - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
MEXICO CITY - Anti-poverty groups in Mexico accused the national statistics agency Monday of arbitrarily changing the way it measures income surveys so poverty appears to be less of a problem. The statistics agency, known as the INEGI, defended the ...
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NAR Reports Significant Increase in Commercial Membership

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎8 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The median annual income and number of sales transactions of National Association of Realtors® commercial members decreased slightly as the number of new commercial members significantly increased in ...

Kevin Libin: Statistics Canada makes a shrewd power grab — while it can

Financial Post - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
It has developed a plan to amass more independence and authority than ever before, having presented to the Liberals a plan for changes to the law that would make all of its surveys, not just the long-form census, mandatory. It wants the power to be ...

One study says DC's gender pay gap is big, the other says small. What's the truth?

Technical.ly - ‎5 hours ago‎
The ACS is an “ongoing” survey by the Census Bureau, aimed at providing information about American's health, wealth, education and more on a more regular basis (every year) than the traditional Census.
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IoT technologies and how CRM and Wearable Devices will be the next big thing

Customer Think - ‎16 hours ago‎
How amazing!! Whether it is managing and tracking multi-channel marketing campaigns or running consumer surveys - they can do all from the wearable device to ensure that customer feedback is tracked, campaigns are run and leads are generated 24×7 ...

Why News Junkies Are So Glum About Politics, Economics, and Everything Else

The Atlantic - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The statistical odds that such an event will occur within the next six months are about 1-in-60, according to historical data from 1929 to 1988.

ECJ: When Can a Third Party Can Get You on the Hook for a Cartel Fine?

Lexology (registration) - ‎14 hours ago‎
Though it will be a rare occurrence when competitors appoint the same consultant to answer tenders, the use of consultants for benchmarking studies, statistical collection or marketing surveys is very common. So too for competitors who may have common ...

Portage Road Repaving Presents Danger of Radioactive Contamination: US Surveys Show high concentration of ...

Niagarafallsreporter.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
According to the US Department of Energy's landmark 1979 EG&G Aerial Radiological Survey and subsequent Oak Ridge Laboratories Ground Level Survey, what is likely buried under Portage Road is a fairly large amount of radioactive material. In fact ...
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What do ordinary citizens in the Arab world really think about the Islamic State?

Washington Post - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
There are only 87 respondents in this key demographic category in the Tunisian survey, and so the findings should be accepted with a measure of caution, even though a non-parametric statistical test does show a very low probability of obtaining by ...

US Adventists Older Than New Pew Study Suggests

Adventist Review - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
“I really wish it were true that we were one of the youngest denominations in the U.S.,” said David Trim, director of the Adventist Church's Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research. “But the data we have just doesn't suggest that's the case ...

Record voter registration expected

Cayman Compass - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Meanwhile, the territory's overall population, including Caymanians and non-Caymanians, was estimated at more than 60,000 people during 2015 - the highest it has ever been, based on government statistical surveys. That means about 30.5 percent of the ...

The Bureau of Statistics endangers the census by asking for names

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The Bureau of Statistics endangers the census by asking for names .... The Census and Statistics Act empowers it to direct people to provide "statistical information" and requires it to "publish the results of these statistical collections". Names aren ...

Thunder Risk Today - Cooler Late Week - Another Hot Spike Next Week?

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Between 1993 and 2005, when the increase in house size was reaching its zenith, total consumption of electricity for residential air conditioning nearly doubled, from 134 billion kilowatt-hours to 261 billion, according to U.S.
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Bulgarian business sentiment drops in July 2016 – poll

The Sofia Globe - ‎13 hours ago‎
A regular monthly poll by the National Statistical Institute (NSI) found a drop in business sentiment in Bulgaria in July 2016, driven down mainly by a decrease in optimism in the service sector.
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Dutch men and Latvian women are, on average, the tallest in the world

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
They scoured hundreds of original sources - everything from military conscription records to epidemiological studies and nutrition surveys. Among other things ... National height figures are more than interesting statistical data points. While ...
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