Walter Mencken 11:31 a.m., Feb. 1
Local Lead Indicators Continue Rising
The lead indicators of the San Diego economy, compiled by Alan Gin of the University of San Diego, continued to rise in January, hitting 107.9 from 107.2 in December. Building permits, initial unemployment claims, stock prices, help-wanted advertising and the national economy moved in favorable directions. Consumer confidence went in an unfavorable direction.