This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, April 20, 2018:
The report from the independent Conference Board released on Thursday confirmed what most already know: The U.S. economy is on a tear, and there appears to be nothing on the horizon to slow it down, at least for the next six to nine months. Said its Director Ataman Ozyildirim:
The U.S. LEI [Leading Economic Index] increased in March, and while the monthly gain [was] slower than in previous months, its six-month growth rate increased further and points to solid growth in the U.S. economy for the rest of the year.
The strengths among the components of the leading index have been very [robust] over the last six months.
The LEI, which bottomed out during the Great Recession in the middle of 2009, has rocketed from 73 to