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Measure of US economy’s health declines in March

WASHINGTON — A measure of the economy’s future health declined slightly in March, signaling that growth could slow this spring.

The Conference Board said its index of leading indicators slipped 0.1 percent last month, to 94.7. That was the first decline after three months of gains. The gauge is designed to anticipate economic conditions three to six months out.

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