Dec. Chicago Fed National Activity Index: +0.17 vs. -0.46 prior. Three-month moving avg. -0.08...

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Dec. Chicago Fed National Activity Index: +0.17 vs. -0.46 prior. Three-month moving avg. -0.08 vs. -0.19 prior, marking its highest level since March 2011. Two of the index's four broad categories improved from November; consumption and housing made negative contributions.