Conference Board's Leading Indicators Rose 0.1% In February

The index of U.S. leading indicators rose 0.1% in February, which is the smallest gain in almost a year, pointing to a slower economic expansion in the second half of 2010, according to a Bloomberg report.

The increase in the Conference Board's measure of the outlook for three to six months matched expectations and followed a 0.3% rise in January. Severe weather may have affected some of the indicators.