A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health increased for a fourth month in May, providing further evidence that the economy is gaining strength after a harsh winter caused activity to go ... more 
A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health increased for a fourth month in May, providing further evidence that the economy is gaining strength after a harsh winter caused activity to go into reverse. The Conference Board says its index of leading indicators increased 0.5 percent in May, an improvement from a revised 0.3 percent gain in April. Conference Board Economist Ken Goldstein says that the economy continued to gain traction in May. He says the biggest challenge going forward will be to sustain a rise in income growth to drive consumer spending. less 
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