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Little growth is how a statistical program looks at the state’s economic success last month. The University of Illinois Flash Index showed a small advancement. The index – at 104.3 trended up just two-tenths of one point from November. The University of Illinois Economist who tracks the number, Fred Giertz says people spent more but they also took home a little less. However the trend to higher sales in December was a positive and not just tied to consumer spending. 

Anything above 100 shows growth, over all the score is a composite of personal spending, income and corporate earnings

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