Positive Economic News Roundup
2. The Conference Board announced recently that its Leading Economic Indexes for June increased in Mexico (0.1%), the Euro Area (0.3%), France (0.5%) and Germany (0.80%).
4. According to weekly box office data from BoxOffice Mojo, sales receipts for the Top 12 movies during the week of August 12-18 this year ($214 million) were 7.2% ahead of the comparable week last year ($199.7 million).
5. The Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index increased 0.5% in July, following a 0.30% increase in June. It was the highest level for the index in almost three years, since October 2008.