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D&B to Announce the U.S. Economic Health Tracker Results for February on March 4, 2014

D&B (NYSE:DNB), the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, will release the February 2014 U.S. Economic Health Tracker results on Tuesday, March 4 at 12:01 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time. The release will be posted on www.dnb.com/tracker, along with frequently asked questions and a description of the methodology used to create the three indices that make up the Tracker.

Following the release of the report, a briefing webinar will be held at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time March 4, during which Paul Ballew, D&B’s Senior Vice President, Chief Data & Analytics Officer and Chief Economist, will discuss “the story behind the numbers” with unique insights and context across our three indicators:

  • Small Business Health Index, the foremost leading indicator on the overall health of this critically important sector. The index is based on a number of proprietary indicators including credit usage and overall business performance.
  • U.S. Jobs Health, utilizing D&B’s comprehensive proprietary measures, we are providing a forecast of new, nonfarm payroll jobs added across key verticals such as manufacturing, retail, real estate, construction, business services, transportation and utilities.
  • U.S. Business Health Index, the most comprehensive measure of the overall health of businesses in the U.S. The index leverages three D&B advanced analytic products (D&B’s Viability Score™, D&B Delinquency Predictor™, and D&B Total Loss Predictor™) to provide a holistic view of the current and future health of all active businesses.

Webinar Registration and Access:
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 8:30 a.m. EASTERN
Please pre-register for the webinar through the following link.


Planned 2014 Publishing Schedule:

Feb. 6, 2014 (Archived)     June 3, 2014     Sept. 30, 2014
March 4, 2014     July 1, 2014     Nov. 4, 2014
April 1, 2014     July 29, 2014     Dec. 2, 2014
April 29, 2014     Sept. 2, 2014     Dec. 30, 2014

Generally, D&B publishes its U.S. monthly economic indicators the first Tuesday morning of each month, issuing a public advisory about one week in advance to notify interested parties of the pending announcement date. Reporting periods reflect the most current and complete month. For example, information contained in the March 4, 2014, report will be based on data available as of February 28, 2014.

About Dun & Bradstreet® (D&B)

D&B (NYSE:DNB) is the world's leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, enabling companies to Decide with Confidence® for more than 172 years. Today, D&B's global commercial database contains more than 230 million business records. The database is enhanced by D&B’s proprietary DUNSRight® Quality Process, which provides our customers with quality business information. This quality information is the foundation of our global solutions that customers rely on to make critical business decisions.

D&B provides two solution sets that meet a diverse set of customer needs globally. Customers use D&B Risk Management Solutions™ to mitigate credit and supplier risk, increase cash flow and drive increased profitability; and D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions™ to provide data management capabilities that provide effective and cost efficient marketing solutions and to convert prospects into clients by enabling business professionals to research companies, executives and industries.

For more information, please visit www.dnb.com.

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