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MIXED SIGNALS Definition & Legal Meaning

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A confusing message made uncertain by serving to multiple interpretations at the same time. An example is all indications being positive for business growth, yet profits continue to decline. Another example is two economic indicators sending mixed signals. U.S. stock markets are doing well, suggesting that the economy is doing well, but unemployment continues at a high rate simultaneously, suggesting that the economy is doing poorly.


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