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The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Increased in September 2014

Moderate Growth to Continue Through Year End

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.8 percent in September to 104.4 (2004 = 100), following no change in August, and a 1.1 percent increase in July.

"The LEI picked up in September, after no change in August, and the strengths among its components have been very widespread over the past six months," said Ataman Ozyildirim, Economist at The Conference Board. "The outlook for improving employment and further income growth are expected to support the moderate expansion in the U.S economy for the remainder of the year."

"The financial markets are reflecting turmoil and unease, but the data on the leading indicators continue to suggest moderate growth in the short-term," said Ken Goldstein, Economist at The Conference Board. "Meanwhile, the weak advances in the housing market remain a bigger risk to the outlook than short-term financial gyrations."

The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for the U.S. increased 0.4 percent in September to 110.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in August, and a 0.3 percent increase in July.

The Conference Board Lagging Economic Index® (LAG) for the U.S. increased 0.1 percent in September to 125.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in August, and a 0.2 percent increase in July.

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