The composite index of Leading Economic Indicators was up 0.7% in August the Conference Board reported Thursday.

The coincident index gained 0.2% in August, while the lagging index rose 0.3%.

The LEI stands at 96.6, the coincident index is at 106.3 and the lagging index is at 118.6.

Economists polled by Thomson Reuters predicted LEI would be up 0.5% in the month.


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