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November 2013 Leading Economic Index: Strong Showing, Above Expectations

Written by Steven Hansen The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. improved again in November to 98.3 (2004 = 100). The index growth has accelerated strongly this month after decelerating last month.

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October 2013 Leading Economic Index Rises But Under Expectations

Written by Steven Hansen The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. improved again in October to 97.5 (2004 = 100). The index growth has decelerated this month after strong gains the prior two months.

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September 2013 Leading Economic Index Rises Again, May Be Gaining Momentum

Written by Steven Hansen The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. improved again in September to 97.1 (2004 = 100). The index growth has accelerated the last three months.

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Must Know Lessons From The US Budget Battle For Next Time

by Cliff Wachtel, FX Empire Here’s an additional collection of lessons learned from the latest US debt policy battle (see here for the previous one) -

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Why the Fed Doesn’t Need Government Statistics

Official Government Statistics? The Fed Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Government Statistics! by Paul Kasriel, The Econtrarian One of the “casualties” of the federal government shutdown is the suspension of official federal government statistics measuring the performance of the U.S. economy. … Continue reading

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