The Chicago Fed National Activity Index for February decreased to negative 0.04 from a revised negative 0.01 reading in January, while the three-month moving average climbed to positive 0.11 in February from January’s revised positive 0.05, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago reported Monday. Housing and consumption-related indicators once again were weak.

In February 2010, the index was ­negative 0.54, while the CFNAI-MA3 was negative 0.32 in the month.

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