Leading Economic Indicators

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September 19, 2014

Economic Watch: Leading Indicators Lose Momentum in August

The Leading Economic Index, from the private research group The Conference Board, increased 0.2% in August to 103.8, following upwardly revised increases of 1.1% in July, and 0.7% in June.

August 21, 2014

Economic Watch: Indicators, Existing Home Sales, Manufacturing Jump

The latest measure on the condition of the U.S. economy and where it's heading shows improvement again, according to the private research group The Conference Board.

June 19, 2014

Economic Watch: Leading Indicators Rise, Fed Dampens 2014 Expectations

A measure of the health of the nation’s economy shows it has increased again, while concerns linger by the Federal Reserve about economic growth for the remainder of the year.

May 22, 2014

Economic Watch: Manufacturing, Existing Home Sales, Economic Indicators Improve

UPDATED -- Three newly released reports suggest the American economy may finally be shaking off the winter doldrums that brought business activity down in the first quarter, with expectations of improvements well into the year.

April 21, 2014

Economic Watch: Leading Economic Indicators Surge

A measure of the health of the U.S. economy turned sharply higher last month, according to a report released Monday morning from the private research group The Conference Board.

March 20, 2014

Economic Watch: Existing Home Sales Fall, Economic Indicators Up

UPDATED -- Rising prices and severe winter weather caused existing-home sales to slip in February to its lowest level since July 2012 while the outlook for the overall American economy is improving.

February 20, 2014

Economic Watch: Manufacturing and Leading Index Up, Consumer Prices Tame

UPDATED -- U.S. manufacturing has hit is highest level in nearly four years, according to a report released Thursday

January 23, 2014

Economic Watch: Construction and Leading Indicators Rise, Home Sales Best in 7 Years

UPDATED -- Total new construction starts in the U.S. during 2013 increased 6% from the year before to $516.8 billion. This follows the 10% gain reported for 2012 and modest 2% gains in both 2010 and 2011, according to new data released from construction information services provider McGraw Hill Construction.

December 2, 2013

Economic Watch: Newest Measures Generally Positive

UPDATED -- Total construction spending in the United States hit a four and half year high in October, according to U.S. Commerce Department report released on Monday.

November 6, 2013

Economic Watch: Leading Economic Indicators Increase

Conditions for the American economy are improving and may continue doing so, according to a new report out from one private research group.

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