Leading Economic Index Falls For A Fourth Consecutive Month

The Conference Board said the U.S. leading index decreased 0.1 percent, the coincident index increased 0.2 percent, and the lagging index remained unchanged in September. The leading index fell again in September, the fourth consecutive decline, and the weakness in the last four months has become more widespread. However, these declines in the leading index have not been large enough nor have they persisted long enough to signal an end to the current economic expansion.

While the lead

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