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Measure of US economy’s health rises in February

WASHINGTON — A measure of the US economy’s health over the next six months increased in February from January, a sign growth could be improving.

The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of leading indicators rose 0.5 percent in February to 94.8. That followed an equal gain in January, which was revised higher. The gauge is designed to anticipate economic conditions three to six months out.

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