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Leading Indicators Fall 0.3

September 24, 2001

NEW YORK (AP) _ A key measure of future economic activity declined in August, offering a snapshot of an already weak economy before the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

The New York-based Conference Board said Monday its Index of Leading Economic Indicators fell 0.3 percent last month to 109.6, following a revised 0.4 percent increase in July.

The index was based on data collected before the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

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