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Leading Economic Indicators Rise

An index of leading economic indicators increased 0.4% in July, the New York-based Conference Board said Friday.

The gain followed a revised 0.4% decline in June. Economists had forecast a 0.3%  rise, Bloomberg reported.

The LEI is closely watched by trucking companies because it forecasts business activity for the next three to six months.

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