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    The Conference Board, at www.conferenceboard.org/, tracks the leading economic indicators. Check the summary of the index of leading indicators and its individual conmponents for the lastest month. Is the index up or down? Which specific components are up, and which are down? What has been the trend of the composite index over the past 3 months?

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    The Conference Board announced today that the U.S. leading index increased 0.1 percent. The leading index now stands at 115.9 (1996=100). Based on revised data, this index increased 0.8 percent in March and remained unchanged in February. During the six-month span through April, the leading index increased 1.8 percent, with nine out of ten components advancing ...

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    Leading economic indicators are depicted.