This post appeared yesterday on RealMoney. Click here for a free trial, and enjoy incisive commentary all day, every day.The end of this recession -- the most severe downturn since World War II -- is finally in sight. This is the clear message from Economic Cycle Research Institute's array of leading indices of the U.S. economy. What are these indicators? One is the ECRI's U.S. Long Leading Index (USLLI), which has the longest average lead times of any U.S. leading index. Another is the Weekly Leading Index (WLI), which has a shorter lead over the business cycle but is very promptly available.