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ECRI WLI Growth Eases


A measure of future U.S. economic growth rose in the latest week although the annualized growth rate weakened, a research group said on Friday.

The Economic Cycle Research Institute, a New York-based  independent forecasting group, said its Weekly Leading Index increased to 129.3 in the week ended March 1 from a revised 128.4 the previous week. That figure was originally reported as 128.5.

The index's annualized growth rate softened to 6.2 percent from 6.8 percent a week earlier.

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