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Gauge of economy's health up 0.8 percent
Gauge of the US economy's health posted solid 0.8 percent gain in November
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
Associated Press
2013-12-19 11:42 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's health posted a solid gain in November, suggesting momentum was building at the end of the year.

The Conference Board says that its index of leading indicators rose 0.8 percent in November compared with October, when the index had posted a much smaller 0.1 percent gain. The index rose 1 percent in September, the month before the 16-day partial government shutdown.

The index is designed to signal economic conditions over the next three to six months.

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