NEW YORK (AP) — A private forecast of economic activity over the next six months edged up less than expected in October, signaling slow growth next year.
The Conference Board says its index of leading economic indicators rose 0.3 percent last month. Economists polled by Thomson Reuters had expected an 0.5 percent gain.
The index climbed 1 percent in September.
The Conference Board forecasts economic activity by measuring current jobless aid claims, stock prices, consumer expectations, building permits for private homes, the money supply and other data.