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Economic outlook a bit brighter

County index rises for second straight month

Thomas Kupper, SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

Friday, June 26, 2009

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The turnaround in USD's index was powered largely by gains in local consumer confidence and in the national outlook, as measured by the Conference Board's index of leading indicators. Kelly Cunningham, an economist with the National University System Institute for Policy Research, said both of these might reflect a change in perceptions as much as any improvement in underlying economic reality.