The Chicago Fed National Activity Index for September grew to positive 0.14 from a revised positive 0.13 reading in August, while the three-month moving average (CFNAI-MA3) improved to negative 0.03 from a revised negative 0.15 in August, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago reported Tuesday.

In September 2012, the index was positive 0.03, while the CFNAI-MA3 was negative 0.32 in that month.

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