Dave Rice 12:38 p.m., May 21
Local Lead Indicators Inch Up
The lead indicators of the San Diego economy, published by economist Alan Gin of the University of San Diego, edged up to 107.8 in February from 107.7 in January. They had hit 109.9 in November of 2009. Building permits, initial unemployment claims, help wanted advertising and the national economy moved in a favorable direction. Stock prices and consumer confidence were negative.