U.S. leading indicators point up

03/21/2013 | Bloomberg

The U.S. economy appears on track for further gains in the next three to six months, according to an index of leading economic indicators compiled by the Conference Board. The 0.5% increase for February was identical to the January reading and topped expectations. "This reading increases hope that [the economy] may pick up some momentum in the second half of the year," said Ken Goldstein, a Conference Board economist.

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