Feb. economic jump
The Michigan Daily-Thursday, March 31, 1983-Page 3
WASHINGTON - The government's
main economic forecasting gauge rose
14 percent in February, the sixth
straight monthly increase and an en-
couraging sign that recovery from the
recession can be sustained.
The gain reported yesterday for the
Commerce Department's Index of
Leading Economic Indicators was less
than half the 3.5 percent of January -
he biggest increase in three decades -
but no one had expected a repeat of that
jump. Still, the February increase was
the second-biggest since the spring of
Commerce Secretary Malcolm
ialdridge said he was encouraged by
THE LEADING index for February
was good news again for the economy,"
Though government and private sec-
tor economists now agree that a,
national economic rebound is well un-
der way from the 1981-82 recession,
some have questioned how long it will
Private economist Michael Evans
said, "I think it means we are in a
recovery but it's an uneven one. I don't
think this is a picture of a strong
economy at all."
HOWEVER, IF the leading in-
dicators perform as designed, fears of a
short-lived revival are ill-founded. The
index would be expected to begin falling
about nine months before any new
national recession arrived, government
The index brings together forward-
pointing statistics from a wide variety
of economic areas, and Baldridge noted
that seven of the available 10 areas
Donald Straszheim, vice president of
Wharton Econometrics in Philadelphia,
agreed, saying tne size of the overall
gain "is a distinctly good number and
there are more good ones to come."
"We are quite convinced that the
recovery is in place, and the economy is
going to get better as the year goes on,"
STRASZHEIM noted that the
strongest index component in February
was a highly unusual gain of more than
20 percent at an annual rate in the
nation's money supply, and he said it
was unlikely such a surge would be
repeated. But that gain was hardly the
Also showing improvement over
January - and thus helping the index
- were a rise in the prices of sensitive
materials, an increase in formation of
new businesses, a drop in first-time
claims for jobless benefits and better
showings for stock prices, business
deliveries and building permits for
future home construction.
Baldridge, in a statement distributed
by aides, said he was particularly "en-
couraged by the fifth straight monthly
drop in initial unemployment insurance
claims, which are now 27 percent below
their September 1982 peak."
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U.S. arms cuts depend on Soviet reductions
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proposal is a source of deep disappoin-
tment to all of us who have wished that
these weapons might be eliminated -
or at leastsignificantly reduced,"
Reagan said. "But I do not intend to let
this shadow that has been cast over the
Geneva negotiations further darken our
search for peace."~
His speech was part of an intensified
campaign to win worldwidersupport -
particularly in Europe - for U.S. arms
proposals and to put pressure on the
Soviets to move toward an agreement.
While Moscow had yet to offer a
specific response, U.S. arms expert
Paul Warnke said he doubted the
Kremlin would find Reagan's proposal
"TO THE EXTENT that it appears to
call for equality of warheads between
the United States and the Soviet Union,
it would mean that the Soviets - if they
made a 50 percent cut - would then be
confronted with the entire deployment
of American ground-launched cruise
missiles and Pershing IHs," said War-
nke, head of the Arms Control and
Disarmament Agency in the Carter
"So, in other words," Warnke added,
"if you look at it literally and without
getting some of the details fleshed out,
there's nothing in it for them."
Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.),
sponsor of a congressional resolution
calling for a U.S.-Soviet nuclear freeze,
said "it is about time" the president
made an interim proposal because
"every leader in Europe has been
pleading with Mr. Reagan to get off the
dime and begin negotiating seriously
with the Soviets."
MARKEY ADDED in a statement
that he thought the proposal "is due in
large part to the pressure the freeze
movement across this country has put
on theWhite House to get more serious
about arms control."
After the address and a meeting with
Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda,
Reagan flew to California for a five-day
stay and a speech Thursday in Los
Angeles on curbing nuclear arms,
chemical weapons and cutting the size
of conventional forces in Europe.
In his address, Reagan noted the
Soviet Union has rejected the zero-
option formula for eliminating all
medium-range weapons, and said
Moscow "has failed to come up with
any serious alternative. They insist on
preserving their own monopoly."
THE SENIOR administration official
briefing reporters on condition he not
be identified, said the United States
wants the Soviets to agree to a global
reduction in medium-range weapons to
prevent ..them from taking missiles
targeted on Europe and aiming them
ielsewhere, such as Asia.
Moscow has rejected the zero-plan,
proposing instead that it reduce its for-
ce of medium-range missiles to 162,
matching the number of British and
French medium-range weapons, if the
United States dropped its deployment
In the absence of any agreement, the
United States is set to begin installing
572 Persing 2 and cruise missiles - each
armed with one warhead - in Europe in
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