(Bloomberg) -- The index of U.S. leading indicators rose more than forecast in November, a sign the economic expansion will gain traction in the months to come.

The Conference Board’s index, a gauge of the outlook for the next three to six months, increased 0.8% last month after rising 0.1% in October, the New York-based group said today. The median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for an advance of 0.7%.

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