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Economic Statistics for 12 Mar 13

Here are today’s statistics on the state of the economy:

In weekly retail sales, Redbook reports a modestly strong 2.7% year-on-year rate of sales growth. ICSC-Goldman reports weekly sales up 0.7%, but year-on-year sales growth is a weak 1.8%.

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index rose a solid 1.9 points in February to 90.8.

 

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