Leading Indicators

November 21, 2012 - 12:33 PM
In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, photo, employees work at a shipping area of Generac Power Systems, Inc., one of the largest makers of residential generators in the U.S., in Whitewater, Wis. A measure of the U.S. economy released, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2012, intended to signal future activity rose only slightly last month, suggesting growth could stay weak. Many economists expect growth to slow in the current October-December quarter to an annual rate below 2 percent. Part of the slowdown is likely to occur because of Superstorm Sandy, which disrupted businesses and cut off power throughout the Northeast. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)