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Economic barometer warns that a US recession could come soon
« on: January 24, 2023, 06:34:23 pm »
 Economic barometer warns that a US recession could come soon
By Alicia Wallace, CNN
Updated 11:29 AM EST, Mon January 23, 2023


Minneapolis CNN  —

A key barometer for the health of the economy continues to flash a recession warning sign, indicating a downturn is in store for the US in the near future. A growing number of business leaders agree the US economy is getting worse.

America is not in an official recession — not yet, anyway — but the Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index declined for the 10th consecutive month, falling in December by 1% to 110.5, according to a report released Monday by the business think tank. Economists were expecting a decline of 0.7%, according to Refinitiv.

On average, the index peaks about a year ahead of a recession, according to the Conference Board. The index appears to have peaked in February 2022, the Conference Board noted.

“There was widespread weakness among leading indicators in December, indicating deteriorating conditions for labor markets, manufacturing, housing construction, and financial markets in the months ahead,” Ataman Ozyildirim, the Conference Board’s senior director of economics, said in a statement.

Seven of the index’s 10 components declined in December, and the trajectory of the LEI continues to signal a recession, according to the report.

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Re: Economic barometer warns that a US recession could come soon
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2023, 06:41:13 pm »
So what is the new definition of "recession"? It used to be two quarters with negative growth. That already happened awhile back.

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Re: Economic barometer warns that a US recession could come soon
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2023, 06:45:44 pm »
So what is the new definition of "recession"? It used to be two quarters with negative growth. That already happened awhile back.

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Re: Economic barometer warns that a US recession could come soon
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2023, 07:20:34 pm »
So what is the new definition of "recession"? It used to be two quarters with negative growth. That already happened awhile back.

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Re: Economic barometer warns that a US recession could come soon
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2023, 07:29:18 pm »
Economic Barometer? I think we are approaching this setting